Pronunciation: [BRAHT-wurst; BRAHT-vursht]
A German sausage made of pork and veal seasoned with a variety of spices including ginger, nutmeg, and coriander or caraway. Though it is now available precooked, bratwurst is generally found fresh and must be well grilled or sauted before eating.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.