Father’s Day gifts needn’t be difficult to find. Just remember the old adage, “The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Even for wizened dads this remains true. Last week when I asked my dad what gift he wanted for Father’s Day, he replied, “Bratwursts“. And here I’d thought bacon was my dad’s favorite Father’s Day gift. I’d been giving him specialty bacon because mom wouldn’t give it to him. But she died first, so now he gets whatever meat he wants.

And dad asked for bratwursts. So how to cook bratwursts? Turns out, Wisconsinites have lots of bratwurst recipes. Perhaps too many. Could take a whole lifetime to try them all. But keep reading for some of Wisconsin’s favorites. They were written by Wisconsin gourmet chefs and people who earn their living making bratwursts.

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