Hofmann Hot Dogs

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2007/04/20 14:22:02 (permalink)

Hofmann Hot Dogs

Any comments about Hofmann Hot Dogs from upstate NY? I've heard about them but, never actually ate one.
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    Matt Gleason
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/04/21 06:00:08 (permalink)
    [url]www.hofmannsausage.com[/url]

    You can purchase online.
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    John Fox
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/04/21 07:29:43 (permalink)
    Although these dogs are made in Syracuse, I have access to them at a Wegmans (Rochester, N.Y. based) supermarket. They are sold in packages as well as loose behind the deli counter with Thumanns. It is a high quality German style frank made with pork, veal, and beef. A natural casing dog with tender, juicy meat inside, it is fairly mild, but very good. Definitely one of the better pork/beef dogs in my area.
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/04/21 09:07:20 (permalink)
    What's a "Snappy"? In parentheses it says a "Coney" which I thought was a serving method.
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/04/21 09:10:29 (permalink)
    Hey Mike!! Any thoughts on this?
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/04/22 01:08:56 (permalink)
    My sister lives north of Watertown, NY, and as a result has nearly unlimited access to Hofmann's and Zweigels hotdogs, (which means I have access to said franks). In my opinion I like the Zweigel better then the Hofmann, but the Hofmann is definitely a quality dog (as stated by John Fox).

    I would add to Mr. Fox's often stated opinion that Thumann's dogs (pork and beef) being a great dog and in particular, it easily trumps Hoffmann's in a 'mano a mano' match up (my humble opinion). I find that Thumann's, unlike Hoffmann's, have more flavor; the Hoffmann tend to be a trifle on the bland side (I am not too crazy about the natural casing they use, either).

    Hofmann Label:

    "Since 1879-'Taste Tells'. Famous for German Franks & Snappys"

    Ingredients:

    Beef and Pork, Water, Veal, and less than 2% of the following: Salt, Dextrose, Corn syrup, Flavorings, Sugar, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Acetate, Sodium Diacetate, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite, Natural Casing derived from lamb.

    *Tosses a Sabrett 8 to a pound all beef-natural casing on electric grill"


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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/04/22 10:13:09 (permalink)
    I'm happy to have a locally made, quality dog like Hoffmans available in my neighborhood Tops store. Hoffamns are not the worlds greatest dogs, but they are very good. They show up at the high school football games, street vendors, local restaurants. Its great because I know they're good and trust the quality...as opposed to the mega-mystery-meat-maker's dogs that other communities have to put up with..
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/04/22 10:56:08 (permalink)
    I love Hofmann's hot dogs but especially love their white coneys........they are terrific.!
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/04/22 12:54:46 (permalink)
    IMO, the best hot dogs. WAY better than Sweigles, which I had last summer on the Erie Canal, and my wife and I didn't finish the bag over the course of the vacation. We ended up finding a Wegman's (in Fairport) and found Hofmann's. My favorite are the coneys (or white snappy - as per the package)

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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/04/23 03:45:41 (permalink)
    MFL...........A Hoffman Snappy aka a coonie or coney is
    a white german style hot dog made of veal and pork.......

    I can't recall its German sausage equals name.
    Anyone??????????
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/04/23 06:05:52 (permalink)
    Bockwurst or Weisswurst.
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/04/23 06:33:24 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by John Fox

    Bockwurst or Weisswurst.

    Mystery solved. Thanks guys. It's a wonder how names change with the regions. I love weisswurst fried gently with eggs for breakfast.
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/04/24 12:44:51 (permalink)
    The Snappy is also made up of powdered milk and egg whites. LOL

    Sometimes I wish they didn't print all the ingredients! Out of sight, out of mind!
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/12/04 08:46:35 (permalink)
    Remember folks, for the "snappys" or coneys, you HAVE to "burn" the skin when cooking them to get the proper taste of them. Use peanut oil to cook them on the stove top, just like the Heid's Hotdog stand in Liverpool/N. Syracuse.
    I don't know all about the mano-a-mano comparisons, just know Hofmann's are my favorites, and those that prefer Sabrett's, knock yourself out. Tried those things ONCE and never again. They were more like a bad smoked sausage to me, over spiced on everything and nothing my tastebuds enjoyed whatsoever. Thats what makes America great. To each his/her own!
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2007/12/05 12:34:01 (permalink)
    Pork and Beef dogs are better grilled. Grilling carmelizes fat and brings out the flavors!
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    RE: Hofmann Hot Dogs 2009/10/10 02:36:47 (permalink)
    I grew up on Hofmanns franks and snappys in Syracuse. I'm now in Houston and I get bulk orders direct from Hofmann on a regular basis. For all of you in the Houston area that miss those great dogs from CNY you can get them from me at www.dougiedogs.com.
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