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Aug 21, 2006 08:24 PM

Unusual Hot Dog toppings - crispy onions

This post on the Ontario board catches my eye evertime I see it on hot posts ... so much so that I'm going out and buying a can of crispy fried onions to put on my Labor Day hot dog. Does that sound like a good combo or what?

The poster says that this is common in Sweden where another topping offered was creamy shrimp-salad sauce. Yeah, I don't know about that.

Another poster mentioned in France the dog was topped with fries ... hmmm ... maybe seasoned curly fries would be good too. I've put fries on a burger, never considered it for a hot dog before this.

When I first moved to California from New England I was shocked to see chopped fresh tomatoes and onions on dogs along with the mustard and relish ... but it really works. However, that's not too unusual.

Any other frank toppings outside the norm?

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  1. Did you catch the Ham on the Street ep where he did crushed up potato chips on the dogs?

    My personal fave is kimchi, but it is an acquired taste.

    1. There's always kimchee, cream cheese, Poutine, and even truffles.

      1. The late night Hipster food cart in NY has kimchee hot dogs with small dried fish sprinkled on top. Very good if unusual.

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        1. re: JMF

          Pink's in LA has a great dog topped with Pastrami.

        2. How about "Shredded Shoyo Pork" and chili to make a Oki (short for Okinawa) dog.

          Scroll to the bottom of the article to review the step-by-step proceedure:

          1. If you're near Mexico, you can try a Sonoran hot dog. The roll is more substantial, they wrap the dog in bacon before grilling, then once the dog is in the bun, it gets topped with pinto beans, onions (both grilled and raw), chopped tomatoes, jalapeƱo sauce, mustard, and mayonnaise.