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Benzee

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Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Wed, 04/9/08 10:36 AM (permalink)
Hello all ,

I would like to see if anyone has ever tried to copy the relish from Rutts Hutt .
I know this is considered top secret in Hot Dog circles , but I was wanting to experiment and give it a shot .
What are the ingredients and the recipe?
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated
I can practice all the way up to the Sept 20th Jersey Hot Dog Tour and bring some along for all to taste .

Benzee
 
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    GB944

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    RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Wed, 04/9/08 11:03 AM (permalink)
    Probably best to cadge a sample there and have it analyzed.

    I would guess onions, cucumbers, turmeric, vinegar, sugar, salt and more.
     
    #2
      Baah Ben

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      RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Wed, 04/9/08 11:35 AM (permalink)
      I just thought it was relish and yellow prepared mustard. The owner said it is a secret recipe.

      In my opinion, Hirums (Ft. Lee) has a better hot dog and better toppings. At Rutt's you cannot even get green or red relish...Hirums has both. But Rutt's does have those great onion rings....And, after eating there, I just head on down the road for dessert at the Tic Tock Diner! The perfect healthy meal.
       
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        Big Kahuna Kooks

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        RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Wed, 04/9/08 2:20 PM (permalink)
        i buy pints of steak n shake mustard onion relish to bring home and slather on dogs and burgers.
         
        #4
          leethebard

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          RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Wed, 04/9/08 2:24 PM (permalink)
          Good old standard red hot relish like they have at the Windmill restaurants can be bought almost anywhere...that's my favorite relish...compliments the dog, and lets the good flavor of a class dog come through!
           
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            WVCitySlicker

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            RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Wed, 04/9/08 5:12 PM (permalink)
            According to the site below, the secret ingredients are chopped cabbage and carrots.


            http://www.hollyeats.com/RuttHut.htm
             
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              Benzee

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              RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Thu, 04/10/08 6:18 PM (permalink)
              Hello all ,

              Thanks WV City Slicker , chopped cabbage and carrots . You think thats it or are there a few other ingredients? It still does not taste like cabbage , but there is a hint of carrot taste.
              How about relish , yellow peepered mustard , cabbage chopped and carrots . Does that sound about right ?

              Benzee
               
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                caratzas

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                RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Thu, 04/10/08 10:40 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Benzee
                It still does not taste like cabbage , but there is a hint of carrot taste.

                From my first visit I'd always thought it was cabbage myself (though I don't get there much so don't bet the ranch on it.) If it doesn't taste like cabbage, is it possible they're using something like rinsed sauerkraut?
                 
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                  Big Kahuna Kooks

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                  RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Fri, 04/11/08 8:57 AM (permalink)
                  In trying to duplicate my favorite Steak n SHake mustard-relish I chopped sauerkraut and added it. It was good and it found its way onto a restaurant menu, but I left the kraut in a rough chop so you definitely could identify it.
                   
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                    hungryk

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                    RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Fri, 06/27/08 1:19 PM (permalink)
                    Rutts not being a high tech rest.

                    My guess is they are using the 5 gallon pail of the cheap hellmans cole slaw that the low end rest. give out.

                    put it in a food processor or hand chop it fine,then by they hand mix in green relish ,guldens mustard and tumeric ,mite add sugar too

                    I bet this is close
                     
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                      Twinwillow

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                      RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Fri, 06/27/08 1:57 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by WVCitySlicker

                      According to the site below, the secret ingredients are chopped cabbage and carrots.


                      http://www.hollyeats.com/RuttHut.htm



                      Thanks for providing the "Holly Eats" website. It's a keeper.
                       
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                        ScreenBear

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                        RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Sat, 06/28/08 12:34 AM (permalink)
                        If a CIA agent who was a true hot dog aficionado really wanted to, bet he could find out what that relish is made of. He'd bring it to the lab and say, "Hey, Professor Zero, do me a solid. Got this in the field. Give me a 411 on it."

                        "Can do. How soon do you want it, Sam?

                        "How's about yesterday?"

                        "I'll hop in the time machine."

                        And, if he were a double agent, he could sell the formula to the Russians, and then everywhere from Moscow to Mongolia and from Minsk to Pinsk you could get the same relish on the dog as at Rutt's. Just a thought.

                        The Bear
                         
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                          Foodbme

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                          RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Sat, 06/28/08 1:10 AM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by ScreenBear

                          If a CIA agent who was a true hot dog aficionado really wanted to, bet he could find out what that relish is made of. He'd bring it to the lab and say, "Hey, Professor Zero, do me a solid. Got this in the field. Give me a 411 on it."

                          "Can do. How soon do you want it, Sam?

                          "How's about yesterday?"

                          "I'll hop in the time machine."

                          And, if he were a double agent, he could sell the formula to the Russians, and then everywhere from Moscow to Mongolia and from Minsk to Pinsk you could get the same relish on the dog as at Rutt's. Just a thought.

                          The Bear


                          So, where do you Find a CIA Agent???
                           
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                            ShellysDawgHouse

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                            RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Sat, 06/28/08 6:43 AM (permalink)
                            Do me a favor, if you get it.....Don't give it to me. Only kidding. But i really DO NOT like Rutts at all. I still to this day do not get the infatuation with the place. I have said this before but i must have been there on a bad day. The hot dog i had was sooooooo greasy, i could not eat it. And i don't throw food away very often. And the relish to me, not so much of a hit either. Again, i am not trying to insult those who rave about it.
                             
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                              ScreenBear

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                              RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Sat, 06/28/08 9:57 AM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Foodbme

                              quote:
                              Originally posted by ScreenBear

                              If a CIA agent who was a true hot dog aficionado really wanted to, bet he could find out what that relish is made of. He'd bring it to the lab and say, "Hey, Professor Zero, do me a solid. Got this in the field. Give me a 411 on it."

                              "Can do. How soon do you want it, Sam?

                              "How's about yesterday?"

                              "I'll hop in the time machine."

                              And, if he were a double agent, he could sell the formula to the Russians, and then everywhere from Moscow to Mongolia and from Minsk to Pinsk you could get the same relish on the dog as at Rutt's. Just a thought.

                              The Bear


                              So, where do you Find a CIA Agent???


                              The CIA store?

                              The Bear
                               
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                                Benzee

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                                RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Sat, 06/28/08 5:09 PM (permalink)
                                I bet if we get John Fox onto it he would be able to find out.

                                Benzee
                                 
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                                  Foodbme

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                                  RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Sat, 06/28/08 5:26 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by ScreenBear

                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Foodbme

                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by ScreenBear

                                  If a CIA agent who was a true hot dog aficionado really wanted to, bet he could find out what that relish is made of. He'd bring it to the lab and say, "Hey, Professor Zero, do me a solid. Got this in the field. Give me a 411 on it."

                                  "Can do. How soon do you want it, Sam?

                                  "How's about yesterday?"

                                  "I'll hop in the time machine."

                                  And, if he were a double agent, he could sell the formula to the Russians, and then everywhere from Moscow to Mongolia and from Minsk to Pinsk you could get the same relish on the dog as at Rutt's. Just a thought.

                                  The Bear


                                  So, where do you Find a CIA Agent???


                                  The CIA store?

                                  The Bear


                                  You too can be a CIA Agent!
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                                    foobuc

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                                    RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Sun, 06/29/08 7:41 AM (permalink)
                                    someone mentioned earlier on here that you can buy the hot relish anywhere. I don't eat saurkraut or hot relish on my dogs but a friend of mine likes the hot relish when he gets dogs out but could not find it anywhere-he said he went to about 5-6 diff supermarkets and came up empty. So he called me knowing that i am a big hot dogs freak and i came up empty as he had tried all the places i named(except bj's or cosco as he does not have memberships there) Where does one find hot relish besides possibly bj's or cosco???
                                     
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                                      leethebard

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                                      RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Sun, 06/29/08 9:31 AM (permalink)
                                      various brands are sold,I know in both Stop&Shop and A&P stores,for two!
                                       
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                                        Russ Jackson

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                                        RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Tue, 01/15/13 7:01 AM (permalink)
                                        After seeing Rutts on the main page I thought this might help....Russ
                                         
                                         
                                         
                                         
                                        e. 
                                        <message edited by Russ Jackson on Fri, 07/12/13 4:01 PM>
                                         
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                                          DougS

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                                          RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Tue, 01/15/13 7:19 AM (permalink)
                                          Now that recipe should take the mystery out of the secret. Thanks for posting Russ.
                                           
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                                            ken8038

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                                            RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Tue, 01/15/13 9:42 AM (permalink)
                                            That's amazing that you found that "secret" recipe in print somewhere. That's Rutt's address, no doubt about its authenticity. Thanks!
                                             
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                                              ChrisOC

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                                              RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Tue, 01/15/13 10:45 AM (permalink)
                                              That sounds like that Slawsa I was reading about on another thread.
                                               
                                              http://www.slawsa.com/
                                               
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                                                joerogo

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                                                RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Tue, 01/15/13 11:33 AM (permalink)
                                                Rutt's Hut is on the Home Page today with a very well written review.  I have not been there yet, but the reviews appear to be love or hate, nothing in between.
                                                 
                                                I made a knock off of their slaw once.  Don't know how original it was, but it was very good.  I will have to give the recipe above from Russ Jackson a try.
                                                 
                                                At the last NJ HD Tour, Benzee had a jar of Mista Dale's Gourmet Mustard Slaw and gave it high marks.  
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                 
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                                                  rneiner

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                                                  RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Tue, 01/15/13 12:07 PM (permalink)
                                                  you should not have mentioned Steak n shake  now i am hungry for some chili.
                                                   
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                                                    kevincad

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                                                    RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Tue, 01/15/13 12:19 PM (permalink)
                                                    ChrisOC


                                                    That sounds like that Slawsa I was reading about on another thread.

                                                    http://www.slawsa.com/

                                                    I went to my local Ingle's and got some Slawsa, and it's every bit as good as they are saying in that thread!!!
                                                     
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                                                      Russ Jackson

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                                                      RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Tue, 01/15/13 12:23 PM (permalink)
                                                      I will try it tonight when I get home. If it ends up looking the same then I am sure its the real deal...Russ
                                                       
                                                      Here is an obituary of hers:
                                                      I thought a few of you that remember Rut's Hut would like to read the 
                                                      following.
                                                      Ann
                                                      Ann Rutt, 92; co-founded Rutt's Hut 
                                                      Monday, October 8, 2001
                                                      Ann Fedorchak Rutt of Clifton, one of the founders of Rutt's Hut, died 
                                                      Friday. She was 92.She and her late husband, Royal Abe Rutt, first started 
                                                      selling frankfurters in 1928 out of a makeshift hot-dog stand on land he 
                                                      purchased above what is now Route 20. 

                                                      The 'hut" was later expanded to a full-sized restaurant. Mrs. Rutt worked at 
                                                      the establishment while raising her daughter, Grace, through World War II. It 
                                                      was at that time that she took over creating the famous relish served at the 
                                                      restaurant. It was a secret recipe, handed down from Royal Rutt's mother. 
                                                      Mrs. Rutt made the relish in a relative's home in large vats, and had it 
                                                      transported daily to the resturant.
                                                      She quit working in 1954, when Royal Rutt lost a leg due to disease. He 
                                                      continued to do the administrative work for the business while Ann cared for 
                                                      him at home.The restaurant was sold in 1976. 
                                                      The new owners kept the name.
                                                       
                                                      I personally have never tried it so I cannot give a taste comparison. 
                                                      If anyone ever talks to UncleVic send it to him.
                                                      <message edited by Russ Jackson on Tue, 01/15/13 12:41 PM>
                                                       
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                                                        CCinNJ

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                                                        RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Tue, 01/15/13 12:48 PM (permalink)
                                                        I've had it several times throughout life. I will try the recipe and see if it's close.

                                                        Thanks for posting it Russ!
                                                         
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                                                          Russ Jackson

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                                                          RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Tue, 01/15/13 4:16 PM (permalink)
                                                          I am making it now....Russ
                                                           
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                                                            ann peeples

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                                                            RE: Rutts Hutt Relish Recipe Tue, 01/15/13 4:28 PM (permalink)
                                                            Looking forward to the results, Russ. How cool that you found the recipe!
                                                             
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