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Old 09-15-2005, 01:44 PM   #1
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Hot dogs

Hi everyone!!!

As some of you know I am an Italian living in Belgium. I have met the boy of my life and we are getting married next summer. Eventhough I am Italian, I was born and grew in Colombia. I went to an American school and my parents took us on holiday to the United States at least once a year. It turns out I am half of everything now... and I sometimes feel a little American too. My parents now live in Florida, so each time I go "home", I end up in Florida, not complaining, though.

So, my half american life reflects many times in the way I cook and the way I like to eat stuff. One day I suggested to my boyfriend we do hot dogs just as in America... Here they like to put fat german sausages into bagettes and call that a hot dog. Its good but it just does not feel like a real America hot dog.

So anyways, we bought normal wieners and normal hot dog bread and started out with my favorite: ketchup and mustard. Later on we added mayo and fried onions. Now, we organize a hotdog dinner at least once a month and invite friends.... and it seems to have become a tradition. Adrien's friends love to come to my home and eat hot dogs in front of a soccer game. We put out the sauces (ketchup, mustard, mayo, bbq), fried onions, cheese, and crushed chips (the frito lay kind).

When Adrien discovered I had joined DC, he told me (perhaps he was joking) to post a thread asking people how they eat their hotdogs.... and so here goes my question:

When you guys make it a hot dog nigh, waht do you put in your hot dogs?

Thanks for the advice!



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Old 09-15-2005, 01:54 PM   #2
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You'll get a lot of different answers to this question!

I like hot dogs with mustard and sauerkraut. Sometimes with mustard and sweet pickle relish.

Chili dogs are popular as are corn dogs. Corn dogs are hot dogs on a stick, dipped in a corn batter and deep fried.

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Old 09-15-2005, 01:54 PM   #3
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Lots of Ketchup and Onions
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:58 PM   #4
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Hey Paolita sei davvero italiana!!? non lo sapevo ke ficoooo!!

Well it is also nice that you are such a cosmopolitan!! I have also seen more of the world than average people, but there are still so many places I would love to be acquainted with...

Well I do like my dogs with sauerkraut(cooked with a little butter and onion) and german mustard. And personally I also prefer german style sausages to the wiener!!
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Old 09-15-2005, 03:00 PM   #5
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We usually put everything out and each eats them differently. Cole slaw, sauerkraut, chili, mustard, catsup, onions, cheese and I'm probably forgetting something, but they are all good. We don't have a hot dog nite - we save that for a cookout.
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Mine have to be cooked over a camp fire
and then smothered in Ketchup, onions and pickles (either sweet or dill)

Corn dogs are great too. Just Ketchup on those though.
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:25 PM   #7
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I like mine with a spicy brown deli mustard like Gouldins, not the neon yellow stuff, sauerkraut, and relish. Maybe sometimes some diced onions as well. I also like chili dogs.
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:46 PM   #8
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Deli mustard and onions - and every once in a while, chili!

An old childhood dish was to chop up the hot dogs, mix with a can of baked beans, top with ketchup and brown sugar, and bake.
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Never with Catsup......almost always with hot dog chili(no beans)..mustard...lots of onions and a little bit of celery salt.
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Chili ( no beans) onions and grated cheese or just mustard, pickle rerlish and onions

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