Well, of course I am an idiot and didn’t Pin the recipe I used to make these pretzel bites. I am kicking myself in the A$$ right now!!! Why? Because this was my first time making these and they turned out great. Of course, if I know myself, I didn’t even go to Pinterest when searching for the recipe. I am sure I googled German Pretzels and chose Alton Brown’s Recipe since he is my “go to” when trying new things. Yes, I know these are full fledged pretzels but I was making these for a Oktoberfest party so I wanted to do the bites.
I will admit, I can’t stand his show and it annoys me but I love everyone of his recipes!
I boiled them in the water then put them on a paper towel to get the access water off. Then I dipped each one while it was DAMP in some kosher salt I had poured onto a plate and then put onto the waxed cookie sheet. This way, there wasn’t so much water dripping and I could make sure the salt stayed on each pretzel.
Watch out though… some got a little too salty.
Just a little tidbit of info I learned from other blogger – to make your waxed paper stick to the cookie sheet, spray it down with nonstick spray then put your waxed paper on it. I loved this hint!!!! Before, I would have some kitchen object sitting on each corner holding it down.
This was my first batch before I came up with my genius salt idea! So yes, some were a little too salty but we all learn from mistakes right?
The host of the party made a mustard dip and a German Beer Cheese sauce for dipping. I just thumped off half the salt before eating them.
Now to go research and stress over which recipe I chose to make these so I can make them again! I hate it when I do that!!!!