Hot Dog Recipes

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Why are hot dogs so popular? They are fast, kid friendly, they have saved many harried parents with no time to cook, and they just plain taste good. They also connect us with our childhood, our parents, and our hometown. The are also a cultural leveler because you can find anyone in line at a hot dog stand, from wealthy captains of industry to powerful politicians to movie stars to laborers and the homeless.

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Chicago Hot Dog
In Chicago, where hot dog joints out number hamburger joints, there is one and only one classic recipe, and very little variation from it. It is the... read more
west virginia slawdog
Many hot dog stands offer coleslaw as an optional topping, commonly called a slawdog, but in much of West Virginia it is required. The slawdog is a... read more
Nathans hot dogs
There are several ways to handle buns. Many hot dog stands steam them and many toast them on the griddle. You pick. Steaming your buns I like hard... read more
Cincinnati Cheese Coney
In 1922 Tom Kiradjieff and his brother John, Macedonian immigrants, opened the Empress, a restaurant where they sold Greek food and hot dogs. But,... read more
hot dog tasting
Technically, hot dog is the name of the sandwich and frankfurter is the meat in the sandwich. Now that we've got the jargon straight, let it be said... read more
cocktail wienies
Sandra Aylor is a barbecue expert in the quintessential barbecue town, Memphis (that's her and her husband Kyle, at right). She and Kyle compete (and... read more
sabretts onion sauce
The story of the spread of the hot dog across the land has a common theme. It starts at Ellis Island in New York with immigrants in the late 1800s... read more
hot dog
Are they dangerous? Before we get down to the details, let's make the 800 pound gorilla comfortable. In a review of franks in 2007, Consumer... read more
char dog
Char Dogs on the Grill The franks at above are before and after at Ted's Hot Dogs in Tonawanda, NY, near Buffalo. They still cook them on a grill... read more
With all the variations of hot dog available, none of them perfectly satisfy me, although the Chicago Dog comes close. So here's my ideal dog. 1... read more

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