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UncleVic
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Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 1:14 PM
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How do ya like to "build your dog"? And many dogs at a serving??

Me... Grilled dog, steamed bun, Chili Sauce, Ketchup (or Catsup)-Heinz of course, French's Yellow Mustard, Dill Pickle Chopped, and finely diced onion. Oh ya, and cant forget the sharp cheddar chez on top!

Make that 4 or 5 of them!

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 1:26 PM
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Originally posted by clothier

so many options, so many choices, all of them good. Is there anything that doesn't taste great on a dog?

Other than lutefisk?


A magenta taco shell?

UncleVic
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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 1:27 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Grampy

quote:
Originally posted by clothier

so many options, so many choices, all of them good. Is there anything that doesn't taste great on a dog?

Other than lutefisk?


A magenta taco shell?


Scares me already....

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 1:37 PM
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For those that did not see it on the Urban Legends thread...
http://www.pbase.com/image/22534378

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 1:42 PM
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Hey...it's Friday...why not have some fun...

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 1:53 PM
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The parallel thread seems to have covered this..

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 2:20 PM
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Where is the magenta taco shell? Did I miss something? Asleep at the controls like usually here. Me, I like my hot dog done in my newest recipe of Frankfurter SPECTACULAR!!

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 2:22 PM
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At James Coney Island - the only place in Houston where you can get anything close to those Yankee dogs y'all enjoy, I like to get one chili-cheese dog with mustard and onion, and one Chicago dog with mustard, tomatoes, sport peppers, onions, that neon green relish and a sprinkle of celery salt on a poppyseed bun.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 2:44 PM
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That picture is disgusting!!!!!!

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 2:52 PM
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I started to post another photo of McDuff The Wonder Dog...but changed my mind about building a dog, when I saw where you guys were going with this thread.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 3:01 PM
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See what you guys did????? Now we don't get to see McDuff! Shucks!

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 3:20 PM
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Split, grilled hotdog on a grilled bun topped with mustard (never yellow), relish, chopped onions and sauerkraut.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 3:51 PM
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I'll hold off while The Mayor regails us with McDuff.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 3:57 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

Where is the magenta taco shell? Did I miss something? Asleep at the controls like usually here. Me, I like my hot dog done in my newest recipe of Frankfurter SPECTACULAR!!


Frankfurter SPECTACULAR???? What, a book I may have missed??

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 4:37 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by UncleVic

quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

Where is the magenta taco shell? Did I miss something? Asleep at the controls like usually here. Me, I like my hot dog done in my newest recipe of Frankfurter SPECTACULAR!!


Frankfurter SPECTACULAR???? What, a book I may have missed??


http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html

UncleVic
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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 5:36 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Grampy

quote:
Originally posted by UncleVic

quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

Where is the magenta taco shell? Did I miss something? Asleep at the controls like usually here. Me, I like my hot dog done in my newest recipe of Frankfurter SPECTACULAR!!


Frankfurter SPECTACULAR???? What, a book I may have missed??


http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html

Grampy.... Your really starting to scare me....



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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 8:34 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by UncleVic

quote:
Originally posted by Grampy

quote:
Originally posted by UncleVic

quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

Where is the magenta taco shell? Did I miss something? Asleep at the controls like usually here. Me, I like my hot dog done in my newest recipe of Frankfurter SPECTACULAR!!


Frankfurter SPECTACULAR???? What, a book I may have missed??


http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html

Grampy.... Your really starting to scare me....




Don't let Grampy scare you, he's innocent on this account.......I fess up, yes it was me that posted that site to another thread. We all had a good laugh at those 70's WW photos about a week ago.......you must have missed school that day.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Fri, 12/12/03 10:36 PM
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Chicago hot dogs are the BEST!!!! There was a place here that was SUPPOSED to have them but they weren't done right. Has anyone ever ordered one of those Chicago Hot Dog kits from one of the famous CHD places?

Janine

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Sat, 12/13/03 2:59 AM
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Actually, I'm still reeling from that hotdogopus octopus thing on the useful/useless gadgets thread!

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Sat, 12/13/03 7:44 PM
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How do i Buld My dog?
Grilled Dog, Deli Brown mustard, red onion sauce,
or Boiled dog, chili raw oninon,

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Mon, 12/15/03 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by janine_willis

Chicago hot dogs are the BEST!!!! There was a place here that was SUPPOSED to have them but they weren't done right. Has anyone ever ordered one of those Chicago Hot Dog kits from one of the famous CHD places?

Janine


My lovely wife of 32 years has a theory about Chicgo Hot Dogs.
I am from there as she is. We lived there until 1974 and my Mom and Sister still are there (I'm going there at the end of this week by the way and gonna eat a heap of dogs!)
Anyway, we moved to St Paul/Minneapolis Minnesota. Many p[laces have tried to duplicate the Chicago dog here and many places in between, but they are never the same.
Mrs. Spadoman says it's the water! Yes, the lake Michigan water they have in Chicago gives the Vienna dog it's unique flavor. I haven't been able to prove her wrong yet.

When I make em' at home, I like mustard,,(yellow cheapo stuff) onions and sweet relish.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Mon, 12/15/03 5:13 PM
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There is a place in New York City called Danny Meyer's Madison Park Hot Dog stand that serves an authentic (according to the Chicago Tribune) Chicago style hot dog. He owns a top end restaurant, but opened his hot dog cart in the park and gives the profits to some charity. He imports Vienna Franks, rolls, and all the other ingredients from Chicago.
I was eager to try a Chicago style dog and the Vienna Frank.

I had the Chicago dog (minus onions), but first I had the Vienna frank on a roll with just some mustard. Vienna is a decent beef frank, but less flavorful than a Sabrett or Nathans, and in my opinion, not as good. It had a slight aftertaste that reminded me of the spicing in a piece of corned beef. Tasted a little like Best brand (from Newark, N.J. not Chicago) but much milder. I would describe this dog as a Best Light. As for the Chicago dog, it was pretty much what I expected it to be. I did like the contrast between hot meat and cold vegetables. But too much junk on it that takes away from the dog. It really is a salad dog. You would be hard pressed to identify a bolder tasting dog under all that stuff, much less a blander Vienna. I think the focus should be on the dog rather than all the condiments. Give me a grilled Nathan's/Sabrett's/Best with just some deli mustard!

I suppose that if I lived in Chicago, I would go to one of the stands that offers a grilled rather than boiled dog, and one that throws on less extras such as Gene and Judes rather than Byron's.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Mon, 12/15/03 5:38 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

Split, grilled hotdog on a grilled bun topped with mustard (never yellow), relish, chopped onions and sauerkraut.

Ooooooooooooooo. Good man. Although I tend to "build dogs" in a manner that feels good to me at the time, Mr. Hoffman's way is really close to the way I prefer most often.

What I sometimes do (and I believe there was another thread concerning ketchup on dogs) is this:

Half and slice some onions fairly thin. Saute until clear in butter or your preferred oil (not too much; just enough to fry). Add Heinz catsup or Chili Sauce (I prefer the chili sauce), just enough to blend it all together, then continue heating.

Spoon that (and only that) on your dog, and it's REALLY tasty.


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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Mon, 12/15/03 5:39 PM
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Wed.afternoon of this week Mr McDuff will give up all claims on future paternity. I think this is the appropriate forum to announce that! During that 2pm to 3pm time slot, I hope that all of you will
1. Not try to lift any heavy objects.. and
2. Not jump on your exercise bike for a work-out... Out of respect for our family member.
There is more than one definition for a "Dressed or Plain Dog" !

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Mon, 12/15/03 5:43 PM
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What I like is very simple; grilled dog, grilled NE style roll, deli mustard...thats it. The dog itself can be any of quite a few brands I like (Schonlands from NH, Pearl from Boston, Sabretts, Nathans, Hebrew National or Best from NYC area, Vienna from Chicago, and especially Zweigel's from Rochester, my personal fave). Anything more than mustard just makes them harder to keep in the roll, although that flourescent green stuff from Chicagoland area is pretty good.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Mon, 12/15/03 5:53 PM
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Pearl is one frank that i haven't tried. Not available around N.J. What are they like? Spicy? I know that they are all beef. I had Zweigel's for the first time a few weeks ago. Got them at Wegman's. Excellent. But a bratwurst. Made from pork and veal mostly. Better than any brat I've had with the exception of the bratwurst produced at the Union Pork Store. These white hots (or bratwurst or white sausage) are the only things that I'll eat with sauerkraut. I don't like it on a regular beef dog for some reason. But spicy mustard and kraut goes great on a Zweigel's.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Tue, 12/16/03 9:57 AM
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A quarter pound 4/1 natural skin Polish, cross cut ends, char broiled, Merkt's cheddar cheese, grilled onions, easy on the yellow mustard, on a steamed S.Rosen poppy seed bun, with some kosher dill pickle spears on the side. Poochie's in Skokie is the place!

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Tue, 12/16/03 10:49 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Bushie

quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

Split, grilled hotdog on a grilled bun topped with mustard (never yellow), relish, chopped onions and sauerkraut.

Ooooooooooooooo. Good man. Although I tend to "build dogs" in a manner that feels good to me at the time, Mr. Hoffman's way is really close to the way I prefer most often.

What I sometimes do (and I believe there was another thread concerning ketchup on dogs) is this:

Half and slice some onions fairly thin. Saute until clear in butter or your preferred oil (not too much; just enough to fry). Add Heinz catsup or Chili Sauce (I prefer the chili sauce), just enough to blend it all together, then continue heating.

Spoon that (and only that) on your dog, and it's REALLY tasty.




I'm pleased that you like your hotdogs the way I like them, but I should point out that where I grew up the penalty for putting catsup or ketchup on a hot dog was death by deep frying.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Tue, 12/16/03 1:00 PM
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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman


I'm pleased that you like your hotdogs the way I like them, but I should point out that where I grew up the penalty for putting catsup or ketchup on a hot dog was death by deep frying.

Mr. Hoffman, I could answer back with a tasteless, juvenile reference to a "deep-fried weenie", but you know I would never do that...

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Wed, 01/7/04 4:30 PM
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Grilled dog (boars head beef franks) steamed bun (publix kaiser rolls) ketchup(heinz) mustard (boars head spicy) chopped onions (vidalia) sweet relish (bought at local flea market) and sometimes shredded cheese (hillshire farms smoked chedder) Voila...im in heaven..you know all dogs go to heaven.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Thu, 01/22/04 3:23 AM
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Originally posted by John Fox


You would be hard pressed to identify a bolder tasting dog under all that stuff, much less a blander Vienna. I think the focus should be on the dog rather than all the condiments. Give me a grilled Nathan's/Sabrett's/Best with just some deli mustard!

I suppose that if I lived in Chicago, I would go to one of the stands that offers a grilled rather than boiled dog, and one that throws on less extras such as Gene and Judes rather than Byron's.


I find that when I slow simmer Hebrew National's Beef Polish Sausage,
Eating it naked is very good. Next, a minimal bun is great, the taste is strong enough to come through. But start adding a big roll, or strongly flavored "salad", and the distinctiveness of the dog fades very rapidly. It would seem many "dressings" are designed to hide their occupant. This must reach it's zenith with the addition of Sport or sarrano peppers to the salad. How can anyone taste much of anything in the presence of all that fire.

I greatly appreciate your most informative posts.

Sincerely,

WildWalker,
Wild being a contraction of Wilderness and Wilding, picking edable foods along the way.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Thu, 02/5/04 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by WildWalker

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<div style="border: 1px #999999 solid; background-color: #DCDCDC; padding: 4px;">Originally posted by John Fox


You would be hard pressed to identify a bolder tasting dog under all that stuff, much less a blander Vienna. I think the focus should be on the dog rather than all the condiments. Give me a grilled Nathan's/Sabrett's/Best with just some deli mustard!

I suppose that if I lived in Chicago, I would go to one of the stands that offers a grilled rather than boiled dog, and one that throws on less extras such as Gene and Judes rather than Byron's.


I find that when I slow simmer Hebrew National's Beef Polish Sausage,
...
It would seem many "dressings" are designed to hide their occupant. This must reach it's zenith with the addition of Sport or sarrano peppers to the salad. How can anyone taste much of anything in the presence of all that fire.


I must amend my initial expression. By removing the seeds and membrane, even hot peppers can be tamed, leaving an enjoyable crunchy slow heat. My latest grilled HN Kosher Polish: grilled onion, with strips of jalapeno and sarrano pepper skin. The spicy mild flavor compliments the grilled Polish, covered by a mild wrap of a plan hot dog bun.

WildWalker
tasting exploration of hot dog cooking.

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RE: Build Your Own Dog - Mon, 04/5/04 3:05 PM
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I wrap my hot dog buns in foil and warm in the oven for about 10 minutes on a low temperature. I like to broil my weiners. On my bun, in this order only: Mustard, weiner, turn over so mustard is on both sides, raw onion and coleslaw or sometimes chili
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Originally posted by WildWalker

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<div style="border: 1px #999999 solid; background-color: #DCDCDC; padding: 4px;">Originally posted by John Fox


You would be hard pressed to identify a bolder tasting dog under all that stuff, much less a blander Vienna. I think the focus should be on the dog rather than all the condiments. Give me a grilled Nathan's/Sabrett's/Best with just some deli mustard!

I suppose that if I lived in Chicago, I would go to one of the stands that offers a grilled rather than boiled dog, and one that throws on less extras such as Gene and Judes rather than Byron's.


I find that when I slow simmer Hebrew National's Beef Polish Sausage,
Eating it naked is very good. Next, a minimal bun is great, the taste is strong enough to come through. But start adding a big roll, or strongly flavored "salad", and the distinctiveness of the dog fades very rapidly. It would seem many "dressings" are designed to hide their occupant. This must reach it's zenith with the addition of Sport or sarrano peppers to the salad. How can anyone taste much of anything in the presence of all that fire.

I greatly appreciate your most informative posts.

Sincerely,

WildWalker,
Wild being a contraction of Wilderness and Wilding, picking edable foods along the way.