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Old 05-28-2016, 07:24 AM   #1
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Hot Dog, Chicago Style

Has anyone tried this at home?

My local source "Lucky Dog" closed...

I think I can all the stuff, Weiner, tomato, pickle, do'nt know bout that electric green relish, and some sort of Sport Peppers,

But I think the large, Steamed Buns might be difficult at home.

Thanks, Eric Austin Tx.


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Old 05-28-2016, 08:52 AM   #2
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Never tried it. I tend to have hot dogs two ways, mustard and relish or mustard and sauerkraut.

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Old 05-28-2016, 09:06 AM   #3
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Here's a recipe for the dogs and the relish. He says you can substitute pickled hot peppers for the sport peppers.

Personally, I don't like steamed buns with a wet filling. I toast mine.

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-28-2016, 09:11 AM   #4
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You'd be amazed what some grocery stores will do for you these days, at least around here. Want a product they don't stock, ask and they put it on their shelves, maybe in limited amounts to see if others buy it too.

Pacanis led a discussion a couple years running his PPPC (football) tailgate challenge-- make and serve a food on game day that reflected your team's opponent that week that their city was famous for. PPPC-II. It's baaaack...

I'm sure I had the same dilemma when I made Chicago dogs that you face coming up with some ingredients for what appears to be a simple food--hot dogs.

I think I cheated and used sliced pickled jalapenos instead of sport peppers. I was just looking now, and I see La Preferida is one brand that sells sport peppers. Check the Mexican aisle at your grocery or a Mexican grocery store.

Ditto on the neon green relish. Can't remember if I actually found some or just used a regular relish.

A local grocery sells poppy seed hot dog buns,, so I lucked out there. You might want to check any local bakeries too. Google " how to steam hot dog Buns" there are several easy ways. I don't recommend nuking, as I think it toughens the bread as it cools.

I understand, substituting too many ingredients is not the goal. And it kind of undermines their authenticity.
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