Hot Dog Toppings: Crispy Onions
- juniorcruz Aug 19, 2006 12:22 AM
Good Day Chowhounds!
I'm looking for a hot dog vendor, preferably in the Toronto area, that offers crispy-fried onions as a topping.
When I was in Sweden a few years ago, and had a craving for street meat. I headed over to a 24hr convenience store and ordered up a hot dog. Instead of the slathering on my regular mustard and saurkraut, the cashier offered up a short list of unfamiliar toppings, one of which was "crispy onion". (On a side note, the "creamy shrimp-salad sauce" cost extra and I wasn't feeling that adventurous at the time.) I decided on the onions and I wasn't disappointed. In fact, it was surprisingly delicious!
The all-night convenience store was not the only place that had this type of onion topping in Stolkholm. The street vendors over there did too and it seemed a fairly common choice there.
Sadly, I have yet to see any hotdog/sausage vendor anywhere else that has crispy onions or crispy-fried onions as a choice of topping. Can anyone help?
Just today, at the NoFrills at Eglinton and Black Creek Drive, I saw in the spice department a bag of crispy onions from a company called SARJ (?). It's among other bagged Indian spices. About $5.49. Might be what you're looking for?
In Norway they are also crazy for crispy fried onion on their dogs. I think you are going to have to buy your own deep fried onions and bring them to the hotdog vendor. I dimly recall seeing some Asian food store (Chinese?) selling big jars of the stuff. Otherwise you could try a can of French's® French Fried Onions. I'm not sure how widely available these are in Ontario. They are ubiquitous in US grocery stores because they are an essential ingredient for a Thanksgiving green bean casserole which has assumed iconic status stateside.