- mark grossman
can these german style sausages popular inthe midwest be found in or near Manhattanfresh or frozen in supermarkets or specialtyshops?? Midwesterners like to call them brats.I am not sure if they are popular outside themidwest.
Not 100% sure on this, but I thought bratwurst was the sausage that New Yorkers call "specials" -- they look like fat stubby frankfurters?? You can get them at any decent butcher shop; last time I bought them was at the Romanian butcher on 43rd Street in Sunnyside. OTOH maybe I'm thinking of "knockwurst"...
Yum yum! Of course, to do them Wisconsin style you must first boil them in beer and then barbecue them over charcoal. It's easy to get the real thing in Manhattan, and worth the trouble to get them at Schaller & Weber, one of the few remaining Deutsche meat markets on the East Side (1624 2nd Ave at 85th St, 879-3047).
The Ehmer's shops are mostly on LI. I think there are a couple in Queens, though. Note that they're a bit pricey at D&D. Big surprise.
Not sure if these would be quite what you're used to - but they were good enough for my Bayerischer grandfather.