Hot Dogs / Bratwurst from 10 Foods That Are Better Outside the U.S. (Slideshow)

10 Foods That Are Better Outside the U.S. (Slideshow)

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Hot Dogs / Bratwurst

The hot dog / bratwurst was brought to the U.S. by German immigrants (known in Germany as brätwurst) — the original version is a lot chunkier and more finely spiced, and many argue it also uses considerably better quality meat. The result is a more flavorful sausage that's a lot more than just a fast food. Brätwurst is a big feature in German cooking and there are countless varieties, many of which are consumed solo (without the bun).