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post #31 of 39
The chilli I remember for dogs was your garden variety chilli of ground beef, onions, chili powder tomato sauce (very little) cumin, and a few pinto beans. Then it was topped with onions and cheddar cheese. Mmm Mmm Good! Washed down with a frostie cold one and it's just like....:rolleyes:

Mezz It just would be a Chicago dog without the sports. W'eve gotta little place down here in CH that advertises a Chicago Dog and then puts jalapeno slices. Blasphemy I tell ya!!!! He does do the chili dog like I 'splained tho so that's the saving grace for me. One thing I have learned about the South though is they like Slaw on the dog. Never quite took a liking to that one. The kraut sounds really good tho. That with the Mister Mustard Spicy Brown.:smiles:
post #32 of 39
Who'd of thought a qu about how to cook hot dogs would have generated this amount of responses. One of the best hot dogs I ever had was bought from a street vendor with a steam cart. Must have been the vehicle grit that added to the great taste! :chef:

Whether soaked in a beer/lightly fryed onion/celery seed & brown sugar mix and then grilled or grilled "naked" or "boiled", IMHO its the toppings that add the coups de gras. (For me, ketchup, sourkraut and chopped raw onion, or sometimes ketchup and home-made pickle relish, or chili dog with raw onion, or sometimes a left over dog fried up with a over-easy egg for breakfast or...)

By the way, for those enjoying natural casing hot dogs/wieners or all beef Frankfurters, again I recommend checking out the Fred Usinger Company @ www.usinger.com or by phone at 1-800-558-9998.
post #33 of 39
PBS did a whole hour show called the HOT DOG SHOW which was very interesting. Some place in jersey deep fries their dogs, others use celery salt, onions, and stuff. One place will not serve it with catchup and this dog truck in jersey does not sell diet soda. PBS mostly runs the show around 4th July so check it out when you get the chance.
post #34 of 39
Ketchup (or catsup)!!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Shiver shudder, shiver shudder, shiver shudder.:rolleyes: :smiles: :roll: :D
post #35 of 39
I have to admit that I make a pretty mean homemade chili (although I like beans in mine and thus will go straight to **** when I die), but for a chili dog I actually like "Chili Man" chili. It's the only chili I've had out of a can that didn't remind of dog food when it 'plopped' out of the can and it aint half bad.
post #36 of 39
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i need to try that chili, i want my chili dogs to taste extremely good, and my chili...this thread does have a lotta responses, more than id think in my wildest dreams,
post #37 of 39
Mezzaluna already mentioned my favorite for home cooked dogs, Nueske's. A good dog has to snap from the casing.

I do remember a hot dog I loved as a kid. When I was 12-14 I used to caddy at a country club across from a local mall. In the JC Penny's in the mall they had a soda fountain. They used to split the dogs and grill them on a griddle. They served them in what we called hot dog caddies. They were the same buns I believe they serve lobster rolls on. They would grill the outsides like grilled cheese sandwiches. I would eat mine with ketchup and onions. They came with chips and we would dip them in ketchup, too. Now I rarely put ketchup on anything, and never on a good hot dog.

We'd make $6.00 caddying, walk over to the mall, eat one of those hot dogs and a chocolate shake, and spend the last $3.00 playing pinball in the arcade. Those hot dogs tasted really good even though they probably were nothing special. I wish I could find those buns in a local grocery store.

Used to drive my Dad nuts when I'd get home and have no money left from caddying. I hustled a lot of beers playing pinball while going to college so I feel it was money well spent. :beer:


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post #38 of 39
Kevin, they made hot dogs like that at the J.C. Penney lunch counter in my hometown. What a treat that was, because my mom bought the foam rubber ones and boiled them until the were... what did I say? "split-open monstrosities"? I spoke from hard experience. :rolleyes:

I remember with fondness a "warm korv" (hot sausage) I ate at a little curbside hut outside Fredricksburg Castle in Denmark many long years ago. The sausage was the same dimensions as an Oscar Mayer frank (somewhat slender), but longer. A smear of good brown mustard and a too-small roll with some character... memorable. Oh my Lord, I just realized that was 38 years ago.
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post #39 of 39
I used to swear by Nathan's, growing up in NYC, till I spent a night out in Reykjavik and found a tiny little stand with a line 30-40 people long, at 3AM! I figured, if these people are lining up in sub-zero temps for whatever this stand sells, it must be good.

Turned out to be lamb-based hot dogs, steamed in beer on a plain ol' roll, with mustard, fried onions (the crispy kind), and what the Icelanders called remoladi, which is something like mayonnaise/tartar sauce.

Three dogs later I crawled back to the van. Ugggghhhh....... :)

Mezz & Musky: we served dogs like that at Friendly's Ice Cream where I worked in high school. If I could only find those rolls again....
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