How Long to Boil Brats
Bratwurst is a sausage that needs to be boiled before grilling. Grilling unboiled brats will lead to uneven cooking inside. Avoid undercooking and stick to food safety guidelines by boiling your brats before cooking them. If you're cooking frozen brats, they may need to boil for up to 45 minutes. Raw, unfrozen brats will need to boil for 30 minutes to cook properly. It's important to note that brats come in pre-cooked packages, in which case they'll only need to be boiled for 5 to 10 minutes. Boil your brats in a bath of cider or beer to add to the delicious flavor.