looking for a high end hot dog to boil

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2014/04/06 09:18:10 (permalink)

looking for a high end hot dog to boil

Hello all.  I am new to both this forum and the mobile food business, but not to the food-service industry.  I am looking to sell a higher end hot dog in my concession trailer this summer.  I have the ability to either steam or boil the dogs, but I think (for my operation) boiling makes the most sense.  I live in resort area in New England, so I will also be serving lobster rolls and chowders.
 
Does anyone on the forum have thoughts on this?    Most likely if I cannot source anything "unique" or "high end", I will end up ordering the product through sysco since they service my area especially well.  
 
Thank you very much-
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    Davebassman
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/06 15:01:00 (permalink)
    My recommendation: http://www.sabrett.com/
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/06 16:46:41 (permalink)
    Rhodes Islanders like boiled hot dogs? I'm from Connecticut, but as I recall even in Rhode Island people preferred grilled dogs, often split and grilled. And a Hummel would be good for that style.
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/06 17:39:27 (permalink)
    You should never, ever boil a hot dog!
    Hot dogs are already pre-cooked. You can even eat them unheated.
    All a dog needs is to be warmed up.
    Steaming or simmering is all that's needed.
    Boiling only takes the taste out of them and is a waste of energy and just heats up your concession stand.
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/06 18:08:27 (permalink)
    While hot dog meat is pre-cooked, that isn't true with sausages, brats, etc. And those are what most people think of when they want quality.
    If you are looking for quality skinned hotdogs, check out this article:
    http://www.seriouseats.co...ogs-from-michigan.html
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/06 21:20:31 (permalink)
    I'd choose the steam vs. the boil.  Keep the flavor in and keep your customers!
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/06 22:53:04 (permalink)
    Hey NL foods. Let me do something that rarely happens around here. Answer your question without trying to  belittle you.
    Now you asked  what dog to use?. Not how to cook it or if Rhode Island is a State or City. Without question Kayem all beef
    Natural casing is what you want. They snap and customers love them. Easy as that. If you decide to use them try to get the
    10 lb boxes. . Its worth it. don't ask me why but they are better. Price around 35 bucks  you said you where in the food biz so you must know people who can get it thru a distributor.  and go to the Kayem
    site and write the ad department. They will hook you up with goodies. Umbrella,banner,small steamer and a reach around. and no I do not work for them
     
    Cheers
     
     
     
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/06 23:10:56 (permalink)
    A good high ebd dog for you would be a natural casing Hummel they will hold up well
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/07 10:37:20 (permalink)
    Joedog

    Hey NL foods. Let me do something that rarely happens around here. Answer your question without trying to  belittle you.
    Now you asked  what dog to use?. Not how to cook it or if Rhode Island is a State or City. Without question Kayem all beef
    Natural casing is what you want. They snap and customers love them. Easy as that. If you decide to use them try to get the
    10 lb boxes. . Its worth it. don't ask me why but they are better. Price around 35 bucks  you said you where in the food biz so you must know people who can get it thru a distributor.  and go to the Kayem
    site and write the ad department. They will hook you up with goodies. Umbrella,banner,small steamer and a reach around. and no I do not work for them

    Cheers




    Thank you Joedog and others too.  
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/07 12:48:48 (permalink)
    Davebassman
    My recommendation: http://www.sabrett.com/

    I agree that the Sabrett NATURAL CASING is the best. And as Foodbme states, do not boil. Steam the bun, offer kraut and onions as a topping along with a good mustard and have shakers of cayenne pepper for your customers to use.  Dominic's blue truck on Woodhaven Blvd in Middle Village Queens NY is my benchmark for a great dog.  I think they even offer a bigger dog than is available at retail. They've been selling dogs at the same place since 1959.
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/07 18:01:12 (permalink)
    kozel

    Davebassman
    My recommendation: http://www.sabrett.com/

    I agree that the Sabrett NATURAL CASING is the best. And as Foodbme states, do not boil. Steam the bun, offer kraut and onions as a topping along with a good mustard and have shakers of cayenne pepper for your customers to use. 

    Absolutely agree about the NATURAL CASING Sabretts. A good cart dog has got have that "snap!". Food or liquor laws might prohibit this, but whether boiled or steamed, I like to cook mine with beer added to the water. In addition to cayenne pepper, I would add a bottle of hot sauce (whatever brand you like.)
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/07 18:11:37 (permalink)
    Joedog

    Hey NL foods. Let me do something that rarely happens around here. Answer your question without trying to  belittle you.

    It sounds as though you are belittling the people who responded (whatever their answers might be).  If so, who belittled him/her?  Most responses were simply the opinions of others. 
     
    Just an observation. 
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/07 18:16:18 (permalink)
    I guess you are right Jay. i have seen alot worse. It seems to mw when a newbie askd any question, slingers get in attack mode. point taken though
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/07 21:56:11 (permalink)
    Thanks.
     
    No harm/no foul
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/07 22:11:28 (permalink)
    Are you a hippie?
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/17 17:08:26 (permalink)
    whatever you do, don't boil them.
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/17 18:34:59 (permalink)
    I would suggest either Kogel's or Kowalski. One, if not both of them, should be available in your area.  I think either are better than Sabrett's or Nathan's skinned hotdogs. You can, of course, get a bunch and hold a taste test party. I would also make sure you aren't getting the 100% beef ones. They really don't taste right without the pork. I would take your cues from the dogs in the upper Midwest, not those in New York. The German immigrants in the region really knew how to make a good frankfurter/wiener with the proper spicing and the proper mix of meats.
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    Re:looking for a high end hot dog to boil 2014/04/17 23:58:50 (permalink)
    Joedog
    Hey NL foods. Let me do something that rarely happens around here. Answer your question without trying to  belittle you.

    If you're referring to me, I was not trying to belittle him.
    I was just making an emphatic point. No one should ever boil a hot dog.
    Chill out!
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