Delicious Hot Dogs and Brats Picnic Recipe Ideas
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Claims about hot dog invention are difficult to assess, as
stories assert the creation of the sausage, the placing of
the sausage (or another kind of sausage) on bread or a bun
as finger food, the popularization of the existing dish, or
the application of the name "hot dog" to a sausage and bun
combination most commonly used with ketchup or mustard and
The word frankfurter comes from Frankfurt, Germany, where
pork sausages served in a bun similar to hot dogs
originated. These sausages, Frankfurter Würstchen, were
known since the 13th century and given to the people on the
event of imperial coronations, starting with the coronation
of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor as King.
Wiener refers to Vienna, Austria, whose German name is
"Wien", home to a sausage made of a mixture of pork and beef
(cf. Hamburger, whose name also derives from a
German-speaking city). Johann Georg Lahner, a 18th/19th
century butcher from the Bavarian city of Coburg is said to
have brought the Frankfurter Würstchen to Vienna, where he
added beef to the mixture and simply called it Frankfurter.
Nowadays, in German speaking countries, except Austria, hot
dog sausages are called Wiener or Wiener Würstchen (Würstchen
means "little sausage"), in differentiation to the original
pork only mixture from Frankfurt. In Swiss German, it is
called Wienerli, while in Austria the terms Frankfurter or
Frankfurter Würstel are used.
Around 1870, on Coney Island, German immigrant Charles
Feltman began selling sausages in rolls.
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, alongside the more famous hot dog. 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
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
The town of Bucyrus, Ohio (known as the "Bratwurst Capital
of America") has held the three-day Bucyrus Bratwurst
Festival annually since 1967.