I decided to try Dietz & Watson - a premium brand for hotdogs. Holy crap are these fatty, greasy wieners. Yuck!
I flat grill all hotdogs. It's how a hotdog should be cooked. I'm not a dirty water fan.
These things are plump full of fat, which turns into liquid grease. A lot of it. I'lve had less grease come off a sausage patty than this hotdog. The remaining hotdog was gritty and tough.
I buy hotdogs at grocery stores so rarely, because I grew up in Syracuse and love Hofmann franks and coneys, which I can get at Wegmans, when I go there - which isn't often since its an hour away. Or, when I'm in my native land, I'll get Meier & Ranz. I refuse to eat ballpark, oscar mayer, etc. So, I've seen the Dietz and Watson in the deli dept and decided, what the heck, I've done Nathans and Hebrew National, so this should be somewhere in that neighborhood. Well, it was not. When the dog split so much grease came out, I decided to give a fork prick to another spot, and the grease spurted out - a lot of grease. This is just wrong. It's not an italian sausage, it's a hot dog, that much grease is gross. The hot dog I didn't prick was so fatty I couldn't eat it. The one I pricked was gritty in texture, chewy, still greasy, but beefy in flavor -when you got passed the grease.
Big thumbs down on Dietz & Watson NY Hot Dogs. Their deli meats are generally good, so this was an unexpected disappointment.
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