Here's another crescent recipe I found for you guys! What did the world do before crescent rolls? Personally, I don't think I could live without them. The original recipe for these was for caramelized onions and bratwurst. Well, I made the onions according to her directions, but they came out burnt and blackened. Not sure if I didn't stir them enough (I just did what the directions said), or if my stove is just very different from hers, but it didn't work out.
Making the bratwurst in the oven is genius though. In the past we've always grilled it, but baking it was awesome. It took only 40 minutes and came out perfect. Since my onions had to go in the trash, I just decided to top each bratwurst slice with cheese (you can never go wrong with cheese!), and they were just fine. We loved them.
This is a super easy recipe to make either for dinner, or for a get-together or barbecue. Just set out a plate of these with whatever else you're serving, some different mustard choices for people (we love French's Horseradish Mustard), and you're good to go!
'Cheddar and Bratwurst Crescents'
Source: Adapted from Mama Loves Food
8 slices of American or Cheddar Cheese
2 packages crescent rolls, 8 count
mustard for dipping (we used Horseradish Mustard)
1. Heat oven to 375. Place bratwurst on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes (turn once at the 20 minute point).
2. Cut each bratwurst in half lengthwise and then cut each piece in half width-wise (this should give you 16 pieces of bratwurst).
3. Unroll crescents and separate into 16 triangles.
4. Place a piece of bratwurst on each crescent, and top with half a slice of cheese.
5. Roll crescents starting from the wide end and ending at the narrow end.
6. Bake (at 375) for 11 to 13 minutes or until crescents are a golden color.
7. Serve with mustard.