Fond memories of my mother taking my brother and myself to Caffe L’affare when we were younger. We would always order the Rat in a Bun. A bratwurst sausage served in a sour dough bun topped with locally made Rocket Fuel sauce. Years later it was brought to my attention that this hot dog was actually called Brat in a Bun on the menu. To me this will always be a Rat in a Bun, it is really easy to prepare and simply delicious.
The bakery at New World did not have any suitable sour dough buns this particular morning but they had some incredible fresh ciabatta buns that were perfect for my Rat in a Bun.
Slice the ciabatta buns down the middle and smear yellow american mustard on either side.
Once the bratwurst are cooked, place inside the ciabatta buns.
Top up with rocket fuel sauce and garnish with a little fresh parsley.
Make enough for seconds.
- Bratwurst sausage
- Ciabatta buns
- Rocket Fuel Sauce
- American Mustard
- Set up barbecue for two-zone indirect heat and heat to 180°C
- Cook the bratwurst to 70°C
- Slice the ciabatta buns in half and smear with american mustard
- Place the bratwurst into buns and top with rocket fuel sauce
- Serve immediately