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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/03 10:00:04 (permalink)
1st thing I do when I try a new dog or dog joint is to try one plain. that way you can get the taste of what the dog tastes like,then on the next ones pile on the condiments.
I like my dogs various ways depending on how they're cooked. In no particular order are:
steamed, buns too, with spicy brown mustard & kraut
deep fried, plain
outdoor grill, yellow mustard &raw onion, or green,pepper or onion relish
flat griddle,yellow mustard,onion & meat sauce or chili sauce w\o beans
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/03 11:12:33 (permalink)
I like dogs the best way the make them in the place where you are.

That said, being a New Englander I cringe at fluorescent green relish and yellow mustard. Along with ketchup they are trappings of childhoods also filled with marshmallow fluff and coffee milk. It should be a nice piccalilli or such and brown, or Kosher, mustard. But then a good New England dog is fairly spicy and traditionally has some pork in it.

At home I like a Saugy or one of the other good local brands with grilled onions, red pepper relish and grainy brown mustard. With a big, beefy dog from Spike's it's onions and their version of NY System meat sauce (a meat chili sauce, usually not available in their Mass. locations) or baked beans. In NYC it's a Sabrett's dirty water (preferably the larger sausage) with Kosher mustard and onions in tomato sauce.

I'm sure if I were in Chicago those psychedelic condiments would taste great on the local dog (especially with those local sport peppers).
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/03 14:12:13 (permalink)
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Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

Give me a Usinger natural casing hot dog with mustard, stewed onions, raw onions, chili, ketchup, pickles, relish, slaw and sport peppers; now hold the mustard, hold the relish, hold the stewed onions and hold the chili, please.
And hold it between your knees.

Brad
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/03 17:26:36 (permalink)
First of all it has to be a good hot dog, preferably from someone I know or can get on the phone if I had to...(Oscar Meyer is not going to pick-up if I call) I like a Chicago dog for the social experience, but a good quality dog pan fried in butter, or grilled in a quality bun (Price Chopper has very nice fresh made buns)with a nice brown mustard, or creole mustard...maybe some mustard relish is fine...and you know what? I like castup in there too on occasion.

I like things that compliment a good dog, not bury it (with the exception of a Chicago dog of course).
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/03 17:38:54 (permalink)
You guys! I like the Hebrew National beef dinner franks, but they are best if they're crammed on the end of an extendable fork, cooked over a campfire until they're singing (and it's great if they have actual char stuck to them), then ladled with chili (Hormel with beans) that's been bubbling out of the can set on top of the campfire grate, some plain yellow mustard, relish or onions if you got it, in a soft white bun straight out of the bag. With chips and a sodie. Followed closely by s'mores.
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/03 18:25:01 (permalink)
The BEST hot dog I ever had was in a little mountain town in western North Carolina: Burnsville. A place called Lil Smoky's makes a foot long with onions, mustard,Chili, and topped off with lots of cold slaw..the southern way! For a New Jersey Yankee,this was ambrosia fit for the gods. My family now duplicates these dogs> We call them Burnsville Hotdogs. Lil Smoky's..may you live forever!!!!
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/03 19:22:51 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Brad_Olson


And hold it between your knees.

Brad

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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/07 09:39:24 (permalink)
My favorite, of traditional dogs, if we are to exclude the heralded New Jersey Italian Hot Dog, which holds a special place in my heart (and probably my cholesterol count, too), is a Sweet-Works: mustard, sweet relish and kraut. Second favorite is a dog with mustard and the Sabrett red onions. After that, mustard, chili and chopped raw onions. The preferred method of cooking: boiled, then finished over charcoal. The bun should be toasted. That's as good as it gets.

A real close 4th is a traditional Chicago Style dog.

Of course, all these toppings must adorn a natural casing, all beef, 5-to-a-pound Best Provision (Newark, N.J.) hot dog, except in the case of the Chicago dog, which would be a Vienna Beef, steamed.

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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/09 12:09:58 (permalink)
I like many types of hot dogs, some more than others. I usually eat what I'm in the mood for. Sometimes an Italian Hot Dog, sometimes a grilled beef dog, sometimes a pork based Texas Weiner. The Italian Hot Dog is my favorite meal. Laugh, but when you think about it, the Italian Hot Dog contains bread, meat, vegetables, and potatoes. A well balanced meal if ever there was one. Like Screenbear I love the Best Provisions 5 count beef dog. Simmerred in water then finished off on a grill a/la Syd's, or sauteed in oil and finished off on a real charcoal grill like Jimmy Buff's. It's so good that I have it with mustard only. Preferably Admiration deli mustard.

Thumanns makes my favorite beef and pork dog. I prefer it cooked on a hot griddle with just mustard. Thumanns deep fryers are great for (what else?) deep frying as are Berks from PA. I like to occasionally throw on some yellow mustard and a pickle slice like Toby's Cup or Charlies Pool Room. Or some chili that I can buy from the Hot Grill, Libby's, or Father & Son.
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/09 13:21:27 (permalink)
Hey John F or ScreenBear, if I were to order 5 count all beef nc dogs directly from BP in newark, how close are these to the dogs you are getting at the establishments you mentioned? Cooking methods are another matter altogether but I'd be interested in opinions on how close the dog would be as a starting point.
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/09 18:09:21 (permalink)
It would be the exact same dog. Best makes different size dogs in both skinless and natural casings. The 5 to a lb natural casing dog is the same one that is sold to Jimmy Buff's, various distributors, or anyone who comes in off the street. It was the dog that was used for years at Syd's. Eric Neiderman, the last owner of Syd's, stated that Syd's dogs were specially made for them. This was not true. For a long time Syd's was the only place using this particular size dog, but they always were (and still are) available to anyone who wants them. I have been buying and making these dogs at home for years.
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/09 18:47:33 (permalink)
Hebrew National hot dogs at any Costco (really!) with sauerkraut (ask for it), mustard and sometimes pickle relish. All Costcos are good.

Second place is Sabrett's hot dogs at the Las Vegas Club casino (Downtown LV), with chili.
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/09 19:20:38 (permalink)
I like my Sabretts steamed in beer and then topped with onion sauce, mustard and kraut!!! Toasted poppy seed bun please! Nathan's is a different story. I like those with mustard, onions, and relish. the dog MUST be grilled on the flat top. When in Chi-town I'll take it with the whole garden!

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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/10 09:28:33 (permalink)
Thanks John...will be ordering soon.

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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/10 15:01:59 (permalink)
I by far prefer grilled over deep fat fried or boiled. I always have at least two Dogs, one has to be with Brown Mustard and raw onions. The other, some selection that is popular to the place I'm eating. I like to measure the place with my favorite combo and then have fun with the other. I'm really starting to like the Dill Relish instead of Sweet, and I have never been a sauerkraut fan. I like the slaw in theory and for the first few bites, but it doesn’t do it for me, I may try the Celery Salt with the Slaw, that does sound good. I like chili but I don’t always want to overpower the taste of the dog with the chili, but I’ll try it if people recommend it.
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/10 16:13:44 (permalink)
Hi,
Sabretts are an oily (greasy?) dog suitable only for boiling--thus the lable "push-cart"hot dog> And as such they're very good-although knock off brands usually don't compare. However a good natural casing griller is still the BEST classic hot dog: Schickhaus is the best..Thumanns a close second.
Lee
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2007/12/10 16:56:37 (permalink)
My personal preference is mustard, relish, diced onion, medium spicy chili, and kraut. It's what I grew up on. I have however had Chicago style which I like very much. I have never had a slaw dog because I don't eat slaw due to a milk allergy. I just recently dicovered that I can make a vinegar based slaw. Yeehaw!
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/04 17:09:37 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Frankman

My personal preference is mustard, relish, diced onion, medium spicy chili, and kraut. It's what I grew up on. I have however had Chicago style which I like very much. I have never had a slaw dog because I don't eat slaw due to a milk allergy. I just recently dicovered that I can make a vinegar based slaw. Yeehaw!



Try this slaw recipe it is my new favorite......Russ http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23657
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/17 17:56:58 (permalink)
I like mine grilled(charcoal or griddle)-if they are griddle-you must split them down the middle and press them into the grill. I like natural casing(can't beat that snap). I like mustard and saurkraut. Or Chili and cheese. I really found that I like my bun steamed-there is nothing better than the bun of a hotdog at a baseball game.
What do you think of those big Hebrew National Hotdogs that they sell in Costco snack bar-I like them but I am not sure if I am swayed by the price(1.25-for dog and soda).
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/17 18:52:15 (permalink)
In Eastern KY we ate ours with chili, mustard, slaw and onions, too.
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/18 00:11:44 (permalink)
I really like Kraft Hot and Spicy Mayo on my Dogs and Brats. I like to put it on my fries too. Yum

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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/18 08:34:41 (permalink)
My default toppings are mustard and sauerkraut. However, if I am someplace where there is some sort of hot dog specialty, I am likely to try that.

Last year I got a shipment of neon-green relish, mustard, celery salt, sport peppers, Chicago poppy-seed buns and Fluky's hot dogs. Adding tomatoes and pickles, I was able to make what I guess was a pretty authentic Chicago-style hot dog, and I enjoyed them. (the wife thought I was nuts)

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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/21 13:51:03 (permalink)
All Beef Natural Casing Dog....
(Boars Head is usually what I have, since I now live in a area deprived of REAL dawgs.).. Hebrew National is runner up.....
Mustard, Onions, Relish...If I get one out, I usually will opt for kraut.....
Prefer New England style buns, but like any other type....
I am pretty lenient when it comes to the buns... Hell, even a Wallyworld bun works for me..
But my dogs?..Gotta be all beef for sure..
Thats the most important part.
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/21 14:24:44 (permalink)
Wrapped in a slice of processed American cheese on a nice, soft bun.
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/21 17:52:53 (permalink)
Cheese??? On a hot dog??? Here is a weird story... Years ago I was kinda hungry one nite for a fast snack, nuked a cheep dog, put it on a bun, hmm... now what? I had some cheese dip I made w/ Ro-Tel and Velvetta in the fridge... I slaped soma that cold cheese dip on my dog and... Hmmm? Sounds weird I know but it was real good. I still eat em like that sometimes. My grandzillas love them.

I would not do that to a good quility Boars Head, or other good hot dog.
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/21 17:59:30 (permalink)
Cheese??? On a hot dog??? Here is a weird story... Years ago I was kinda hungry one nite for a fast snack, nuked a cheep dog, put it on a bun, hmm... now what? I had some cheese dip I made w/ Ro-Tel and Velvetta in the fridge... I slaped soma that cold cheese dip on my dog and... Hmmm? Sounds weird I know but it was real good. I still eat em like that sometimes. My grandzillas love them.

I would not do that to a good quility Boars Head, or other good hot dog.
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/23 17:38:06 (permalink)
I had a chili cheese dog the other day from a hotdog truck in NJ-I saw him put the chili on and squirt can cheese on the top out of one of those canned cheese spreads-it was great!
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/23 22:48:39 (permalink)
since I sell hot sauces, BBQ sauces, and various relishes and condiments myself online, I ALWAYS have a great selection to choose from and experiment with :-)

I also like 1 slice of cheese between the bread and dog usually (but not required), but I always top with one of my jalapeno mustards and/or jalapeno ketchups, a bit of garlic powder, onion.. I find the il primo brand relishes and pepper marinades to be excellant and also required... I ALWAYS find myself dipping into my own inventory for more... lol

the toppings of course compliment and add to the hot dog or sausage but should NEVER take over the taste completely

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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/23 23:03:48 (permalink)
# 1 ... Chili Dog with mustard & onions...
# 2 ... Slaw Dog ...
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RE: How Do You Like Your Hot Dog? 2008/01/23 23:15:34 (permalink)
Nathan's with mustard and 'kraut!
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