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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cocktail wienies
Cocktail Wienies are great fun for parties. Here's a classic Southern recipe that's quick and easy. Taught to Sandra Aylor by her mother, this recipe has been made by family members at countless parties or pot lucks. Serve them in the slow cooker so they stay warm and guests eat them with a toothpick. read more
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Hot dogs are a staple at many backyard cookouts but all too often they can be rather bland and boring. Learn how the French make hot dogs, saucisse, chien blanc, with Dijon mustard, in a warm crusty baguette. Once you try this French twist you will never look at tradition American hot dogs the same way. read more
Grilling Hot Dogs
This is the ultimate hot dog, made with a special mustard sauce, fresh onions, caramelized onions, and Japanese pickled ginger. With all the variations of hot dog available it can be hard to choose so we created a guide for making the best hot dog you have ever tasted. You're sure to get rave reviews from guests! read more
hot dog tasting
There are countless options when it comes to buying hot dogs. Here are ratings of more than 30 all-beef franks to help select the right ones for you. All were tested using a double-blind process and were rated according to smell, taste, aftertaste, and the texture of the skin and filling in order to rank them. read more
Chicago Hot Dog
In Chicago, where hot dog stands far out number hamburger joints, there is one perfect classic recipe, and very little variation from it. read more
west virginia slawdog
In West Virginia, cole slaw and a meat sauce are standard on a hot dog. Here's the recipe. read more
Nathans hot dogs
How to steam, grill, toast, and microwave your hot dog buns. read more
Cincinnati Cheese Coney
Cincinnati has almost 200 chili parlors and each has their signature chili. Here's how to make it and how to make Cincinnati Cheese Coneys. read more
Walt's coney's dogs
In Detroit hot dogs are Coneys and hot dog stands are Coney Islands. They are served with a chili sauce made with beef hearts. And they're very good! read more
sabretts onion sauce
New York hot dog purists use only mustart and sauerkraut or Sabrett's onion sauce. That's allowed. Here's a recipe for the onion sauce. read more


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