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Swiss Rösti Bratwurst Burger

This burger is a spin-off from the Swiss Rösti (potato hash) and the ever so present bratwurst in that country. Combined the two are a perfect pair in this burger. Gruyere cheese is a wonderful topping as well as the grainy mustard apple sauce.


1 pound small size Yukon gold potatoes
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds Bratwurst (about 7-8 bratwurst, good quality German style)
½ cup diced onions Mustard Apple Sauce:
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup Grey Poupon Country Dijon mustard
1 cup grated red skinned apple
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons oil for greasing grill
6 Gruyere Swiss cheese slices (about ¾ pound)
4 tablespoons butter
6 Artisan white bread slices, (½ -inch thick slices)
6 butter lettuce leaves


Place potatoes on gas grill and cook on medium heat until done, about 15-30 minutes depending on size. Remove from grill and let cool until ready to touch. Grate potatoes and mix with salt and pepper. Set aside. Remove bratwurst from casings and place into a large bowl. Discard casings. Mix bratwurst with onions and grated potatoes. Form into 6 patties to the size of the bread slices. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise and mustard. Combine grated apple with lemon juice and add to mustard sauce. Set aside. Quickly oil grill rack. Grill burgers on medium hot gas grill until done about 3-5 minutes per side. Place a cheese slice on each burger for the last few seconds of grilling time. Spread butter on both sides of bread slices and grill briefly until lightly toasted, a few seconds. To assemble burgers, spread mustard apple sauce on 6 bread slices. Top with lettuce leave and patty. Add a second bread slice on top and serve. Makes 6 burgers


Small Yukon potatoes cook perfect on a grill. When you grate potatoes the skin will come off on the grater so there is no need to peel the potatoes. I used butter on the bread slices for toasting, since butter is more of a Swiss staple then olive oil. It also gives the bread great flavor.