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Old 01-03-2018, 06:47 AM   #1
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What is the best Hot Dog you ever had?

This was a difficult category to ascribe to hot dogs - you don't seem to have a category about 'street food'.

I'm eager to read your experiences about them, the best 'Dog' you've ever had and other information! Here street food is very popular now - you frequently see a set-up selling things like 'farinata', a snack made from chick pea flour and I've often seen hawkers, as we call them here, offering every type of snack you could think of. I've often seen a hot dog vendor on the streets where we live, and they're getting more and more popular with young people - but it's not been that good. The ones I tasted in the U.S.A. were in a different league!


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Old 01-03-2018, 07:22 AM   #2
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One or two after a day of doing something fun with family and/or friends, and more than ready for something to eat. Freshly steamed dog and bun, with relish and mustard, and a soda. Or the same activities and a well fried corn dog slathered in mustard.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:22 AM   #3
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Hofmann's Franks and Snappys are the best in my area. The Franks are traditional hotdogs and the Snappys are a white hotdog made with pork and veal.

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I really enjoy a natural casing hot dog. I like the 'snap' when you bite into it. I like them grilled with sauerkraut and brown mustard.


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Old 01-03-2018, 09:28 AM   #5
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A "ripper" from Rutt's Hut !! In Clifton, New Jersey

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Old 01-03-2018, 09:31 AM   #6
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:19 AM   #7
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There's a hot dog vendor at the Minnesota State Fair I like quite a bit. I couldn't tell you the name if you held a gun to my head, but it's in the exact same location year after year, and close to the gate where I enter the fairgrounds. When I head to the fair, one of the first things I do is stop there and have a footlong with brown mustard, onions, and sauerkraut.
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Tunnbrödsrulle when drunk is always the most heavenly food you can have, 1 or two sausages with potato mash, ketchup and mustard wrapped with flat bread and topped with shrimp salad.. heaven.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:43 AM   #9
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This was a difficult category to ascribe to hot dogs - you don't seem to have a category about 'street food'.

I'm eager to read your experiences about them, the best 'Dog' you've ever had and other information! Here street food is very popular now - you frequently see a set-up selling things like 'farinata', a snack made from chick pea flour and I've often seen hawkers, as we call them here, offering every type of snack you could think of. I've often seen a hot dog vendor on the streets where we live, and they're getting more and more popular with young people - but it's not been that good. The ones I tasted in the U.S.A. were in a different league!
Hot dogs would go under Charcuterie & Sausage Making, since they are a type of sausage. It's not necessarily street food, although it can be.

I like hot dogs, although I can't really think of a "best" one. I like them grilled or broiled - they have to have crispy edges - and I like them with yellow mustard and ketchup. That's it, nothing fancy.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:51 AM   #10
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Best vegetarian hot dog ( by far IMO, and trust me, I've tasted every on I could get my hands on) are the Worthington Leanis.

Im not saying they're great, but considering my options ( or lack of), definitely a good substitute.

Now all that being said, my favorite ways to eat them

1) With Sauerkraut and brown mustard

2) With sautéed , spicy onions
- Slice up onions, sautee until slightly brown ,add a some garlic ( fry another minute or so) then a little ketchup, some hot sauce S&P to taste, on possibly a dash of vinegar, if the ketchup doesnt tang it up enough.

3) With Chili ( vegetarian, of course)

4) Hot Dog Goulash ( as my grandmother called it
- Chopped onions, potatoes, Smoked Paprika,water to cover, S&P, Hot dogs cut up in about 1 inch pieces. ***Cook til potatoes are soft and just break down a little ( enough to thicken the broth). With veggie hot dogs, add last 5 minutes or so ( they may break down or absorb too much liquid if cooked the whole time). Regular hot dogs could take the full cooking time ( I assume). If too watery, I usually just add a Tbs or 2 of the powdered potatoes used for mashed potatoes. *** This recipe probably would fall under cheap recipe my grandmother made for the family).

5) With shredded cabbage on top ( and brown mustard)
- Finely shredded cabbage mixed with a little salt and vinegar. Mix and eat right away, dont let it wilt. Has a sauerkraut taste with a lot more crunch. More of a texture thing than a taste thing.

***Veggie hot dogs work best when boiled, dry out too much when grilling or baking. If I want to grill them ( same with veggie burgers) Ill cook them first inside, then tossed on grill last minute or two just to get marks and a little grill flavor. Sometimes I ll brush with diluted liquid smoke***
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