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Old 04-17-2008, 06:31 PM   #11
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Amy, I am a recovering gizmo-aholic. And a not recovering hot dog - aholic.

Love hot dogs, gotta eat them in moderation. But cook them in different ways as I do the buns.

Can do a fine job with just a cast iron pan, for both the buns and franks. Or boil or nuke the stuff. Or the toaster oven, or the broiler. Each one has its own special textures. And of course the grill.

Many folks on this, and previous threads, have posted favorite ways of cooking the dog.

And in my estimation they all have their place. And are great, depending upon the circumstances and one's druthers at the moment.

But even I will not fall for this gadget. And I won't even need to call my gizmo-aholic sponsor to get through it.

Phooey, save the fifity bucks.
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:28 PM   #12
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Love hot dogs, gotta eat them in moderation. But cook them in different ways as I do the buns.

Can do a fine job with just a cast iron pan, for both the buns and franks. Or boil or nuke the stuff. Or the toaster oven, or the broiler. Each one has its own special textures. And of course the grill.
You didn't mention deep frying. There's nothing like a deep fried hot dog and french fries.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:15 PM   #13
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You didn't mention deep frying. There's nothing like a deep fried hot dog and french fries.
This is so true, not tried one of those. Saw it on a TV show about the best dogs in the world. Crunchy!

By the way...that japanese guy whose the best hot dog eater at Nathans annual hot dog eating contest has TMJ. A mouth disorder. Jaw problems.

Also, the mystery was cleared up about how a skinny person can down so many dogs.
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:13 AM   #14
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He lost this year's contest, didn't he?
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:36 AM   #15
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I like my hot dog buns steamed and by dogs fried in butter. Second choice is a Chicago style dog with poppyseed steamed bun and run thru the garden.
I would like to try it the way this place in Hawaii did it on a FN show. They stuck uncut buns onto this hot metal skewer thing to toast the inside, then stick the dog in it. You pour your toppings of choice into it and eat it. I like the idea, but wouldn't want all the toppings just on one end so I would mix it all in and around the dog.
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:06 PM   #16
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You didn't mention deep frying. There's nothing like a deep fried hot dog and french fries.
Or a deep fried chili cheese dog!! Anyone remember The Great Hot Dog Experience... Chimi Chili Dog... DROOL

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Old 04-24-2008, 03:29 PM   #17
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I would like to try it the way this place in Hawaii did it on a FN show. They stuck uncut buns onto this hot metal skewer thing to toast the inside, then stick the dog in it. You pour your toppings of choice into it and eat it. I like the idea, but wouldn't want all the toppings just on one end so I would mix it all in and around the dog.

You are referring to Puka Dog.

It wasn't too far from my condo, had it a couple of times and the mango may dog was my fave...also really good after a night of adult activities.


A friend, and former Chicago restaurateur, Hank, opened this place near downtown Honolulu.

Hank's Hot Dogs - Menu

Upscale dogs that are amazing!
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:16 PM   #18
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I love the 2nd one. if I could throw away $50 - oh, it's tempting. 1st one, I don't think so. Only 2 dogs at a time and doesn't look like it'd hold bun length.
I'll stick with the grill or cast-iron, or deep-fried where they almost blow up. And I like my buns a comfortable room temp. (No comments, please)
I also like to slash mine with X marks if cooking in the cast-iron alittle toward the end of cooking.
But tube-steak gotta be my favorite fall back food.
Them and eggs.

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You are referring to Puka Dog.

It wasn't too far from my condo, had it a couple of times and the mango may dog was my fave...also really good after a night of adult activities.


A friend, and former Chicago restaurateur, Hank, opened this place near downtown Honolulu.

Hank's Hot Dogs - Menu

Upscale dogs that are amazing!
Yup, thats it! Puka dogs. DW is drooling over the mango dog I am sure, as she loves anything mango.
Hanks looks very upscale, but very cool.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:31 PM   #20
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I have one of those and I absolutely love it. The hotdogs taste way better than fried or boiled. I usually run the hotdogs through 2 cycles to get them really browned. I do prefer the buns steamed though. It's pretty much the only "gadget" I own.
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