This is a repost from two years ago when we taste tested some YUMMY hot dog recipes!
We generally eat the same-ole-same-ole hot dog – you know, with ketchup and mustard. And maybe some sauerkraut.
But we were feeling adventurous — inspired by the Martin & Sylvia story "The Cook Out."
We got with our dear friends and tried out some of Martha‘s favorite hot dogs.
(That would be Martha Stewart. Because there’s rarely a Martha recipe I don’t love.)
I never imagined there would be so many ways to have a hot dog! (I’ve been too stuck in the same-ole variety!)
We tried the New York City hot dog. With an onion relish, mustard, and kraut.
We tried the Hawaiian hot dog, with grilled pineapple and red onion.
And we tried the Chicago Style hot dog. With fresh vegetables and spicy pickled things on top.
[Which I forgot to photograph, because we were all so anxious to eat! Imagine a hot dog decked with all sorts of fresh and crunchy things: cucumber, onion, tomato, pickles.... and a vinegar dressing. YUM. You can catch a glimpse of it with the third taster below.]
Which one did we like best?
I put it past the tasters:
(Yes, they were wigged tasters. We find our taste buds work better when we have on wigs. And besides all this rain is making us all a wee bit wiggy!)
Top vote: CHICAGO. Even my 8 year old son liked it best.
But really, they were all good. The third taster, C, was very clear about that. Hot dogs are just simply delicious. (I buy the Applegate Farms Uncured Beef Hot Dogs.)
But ultimately, which one is my favorite?
My own particular hot dog — let’s call it Lisabeth’s Favorite.
Beef hot dog, beef & veggie chili, homemade sauerkraut, ketchup and mayonnaise. Ideally lots of mayonnaise. And a gluten-free bun.
(I’m a Texan after all. Bring on the beef. Bring on the mayo.)
I made them last night. I just had to! And I may have to have another one for lunch today.
Try ‘em out! And let me know your faves. As you can see, we’re busting out of the same-ole ways around here!
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About the Author
Lisabeth Sewell has worn many hats at Sparkle over the years, from Sparkle Kitchen Blogger to Editorial Director to Doer of All Odd Jobs. Her primary role is as CEO.