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Facts About Bratwurst
Sometimes I just get a hankering for bratwurst. I decided to share my favorite bratwurst recipe here in case others want to give bratwurst a try. It's a classic way to eat bratwurst.Sheboygan, Wisconsin is known as the "Bratwurst Capital of the World." Famous bratwurst are produced there, including Old Wisconsin bratwurst and Johnsonville bratwurst. The Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship is held in Sheboygan as well.To be fair, although Wisconsin natives have adopted bratwurst as their own, bratwurst actually originated across the pond in Germany. Just like the sauerkraut that is often paired with yummy bratwurst, Germans made it first.
Basic Bratwurst Recipe Tips
A bratwurst recipe is fairly easy to make. There are only a few hard and fast rules if you don't want to offend devoted fans of bratwurst. The first rule is that bratwurst should never be fried. The second tip for a bratwurst recipe is never to serve bratwurst on a hot dog bun. Last of all, never use yellow mustard on a bratwurst.
Other than that, it's pretty much up to you. A classic bratwurst recipe is simple, with few ingredients, though. The taste of the yummy bratwurst itself is meant to be the center of attention.
With that being said, here is my version of the classic Wisconsin style bratwurst recipe. This bratwurst recipe makes enough bratwurst for about 3-5 people, depending on how much bratwurst you put on each roll and how much your diners love bratwurst.
Johnsonville Bratwurst, Beer and Onions- Ready for Grilling
Bratwurst Recipe Ingredients
1 pound bratwurst (try to get fresh from a butcher if possible)2 sliced onions1/4 cup butter (not margarine!)3 cans of beer (or bottles)1 teaspoon pepper4-5 Italian style hoagie rolls or Italian bread cut to length of bratwurst
Bratwurst Recipe Instructions
Put the bratwurst in a large pot with everything but the rolls, of course. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Keep the liquid simmering and remove the bratwurst.
Then, transfer the bratwurst to an oiled grill that is on medium heat. Grill the bratwurst for about 15 more minutes, making sure to turn the bratwurst to keep them from burning. Immediately spray any flareups with water. You can also use an indoor grill to make your bratwurst.
Place the bratwurst on the hoagie rolls. Top with onions from the leftover liquid.
You can eat this simple bratwurst recipe as is or add favorite condiments or other toppings. I recommend spicy brown mustard and hot sauerkraut. That's it. Some people like ketchup om their bratwurst, too. MMM yummy good bratwurst.
Man, I'm hungry now. I think I'll be making this bratwurst recipe this evening myself.