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August 16 – Bratwurst Day

 

Today is Bratwurst Day


 
A bratwurst is a sausage usually composed of seasoned veal, pork or beef.

The name is German, derived from Old High German Brätwurst, from brät-, which is finely chopped meat and Wurst, or sausage. Though the brat in bratwurst described the way the sausages are made, nowadays Germans associate it with the German verb “braten”, which means to pan fry or roast. Bratwurst is usually grilled or pan fried, and sometimes cooked in broth or beer.

Bratwurst is a common type of sausage in the United States, especially in the state of Wisconsin, where the largest ancestry group is German. Originally brought to North America by German immigrants, it is a common sight at summer cookouts. Wisconsin is also the origin of the “beer brat”, a regional favorite where the bratwurst are poached in beer (generally a mixture of a pilsner style beer with butter and onions) prior to grilling over charcoal.

The bratwurst was popularized in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin in the 1920s. In general, each local butcher shop would take orders and hand-make bratwurst fresh to be picked up on a particular day. The fat content of the sausages was substantial, making daily pick up necessary to avoid spoilage. Much of the fat was removed during the cooking over charcoal. Usually one kept a pan of cold water handy to the grill, so it was easy to dip one’s fingers in and fling the water onto the flames caused by the burning of the excess fat.

The bratwurst (or “brat”) also became popular as a mainstay of sports stadiums after Bill Sperling introduced bratwurst to Major League Baseball in Milwaukee County Stadium in 1953. The bratwurst were such a hit, Sperling said, that Duke Snider of the Brooklyn Dodgers took a case back to New York. Currently Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the only baseball stadium that sells more bratwurst than hot dogs.

The town of Bucyrus, Ohio (known as the “Bratwurst Capital of America”) has held the three-day Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival annually since 1967.
Every year, during the Memorial Day weekend, the city of Madison, Wisconsin hosts the Brat Fest. which is billed as the “world’s largest bratwurst festival.”

Recipe:
I learned this from my brother-in-law (shout out), the best way to prepare Brats is to boil them in beer with sliced jalapenos and onions (you can get these canned at the grocery store) then put them on the grill. Use the jalapenos and onions as a topping with your hoagie. Yummy!!!
 
 
 
 
Source:
Bratwurst (www.wikipedia.com)
 
 
 
 

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National Barbecue Month

 
May is National Barbecue Month, like we need a reason to BBQ.
 
 
The unofficial beginning of summer is here. Everyone should be getting their BBQ’s clean and ready, BBQ utensils out of the shed and finding those meats on sale to freeze for upcoming BBQ’s.

I can’t wait until I smell the scent of BBQ in the air, one of my fav’s.

BBQ’ing adds a flavor you just can’t be replicated in an oven or on a counter top grill. Not to mention the calories saved by BBQ’ing. The range of items you can BBQ goes beyond the hamburger, your only limited by your imagination. BBQ til your hearts content.

Americans say the top pay-offs of grilling versus eating out or oven cooked meals include:
 

  • More flavorful food (81 percent of respondents)
  • Inexpensive compared to eating out (76 percent of respondents)
  • Easier clean up (67 percent of respondents)
  •             Easy Grilling Clean Up Tips

  • Healthier (64 percent of respondents)
  • Less cooking time (53 percent of respondents)
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    In California we have the Tri-tip, the perfect cut of meat for the BBQ. Everyone should be able to enjoy this cut of meat so I will post information on this in the next couple of days. e of days.
     
    This month look for bbq and grilling how to info, daily BBQ recipes on anything from recipes for BBQ sauce to desserts.
     
    I can taste the lemonade now, ahhhh.
     
     
     
     

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