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How Do You Eat Your Dogs?

I love a great hotdog, preferably grilled. Before I cook them, I spiral slice the dog in a circle down the length so it plumps as it cooks. Then I toast the bun, and it's usually a sesame seed bun.

I like mine with spicy brown mustard, chopped onions, hot pepper relish or chopped hots, and sauerkraut. In another mode, I will do chopped onions with chili and cheddar cheese.

What's your favorite way to eat a hotdog?

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  1. Like mine simple. Grilled ( to really well done), served on a toasted NE style roll ( opening is in the top), mustard and a bit of piccalili. Never ketchup!

    1. sauerkraut, raw onion, and dijon. Grilled dog AND bun, preferably.

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      1. re: C70

        All beef dogs,grilled with a warmed bun. I prefer them topped with mustard and kraut, grilled onions occasionally.

        The "Dirty O" in Pittsburgh has the best.

        1. re: Kelli2006

          One I need to take a drive and go to the Dirty O . I have seen a TV program on PBS about their fries I heard a large can feed a family of 4. IS THAT TRUE.
          IF I GO TO NATHAN'S IT IS ONLY MUSTARD
          If i go to dominick 's it kraut , onions , mustard , and red pepper

          1. re: FAL

            FAL
            A large order of fries at the O' is about 2lbs of potatoes, and can easily feed a family of 4-5. I went to U-Pitt and we would split a small order among 3-4-friends and it was plenty. The O has good steak sandwiches and decent pizza's but do not use the restrooms unless it it a matter of life or death. The bathroom could easily be declared a Superfund site.

            You must go to the Forbes Ave location for the true 'Original experience.

      2. Fairly simple, as well. Grilled Hebrew Nat'l beef, well done so the skin has that 'snap' when bitten into, toasted bun...spicy mustard and kraut.

        1. From Hot Dog Johnnys- Fried (peanut oil?) with mustard and a dill pickle spear on a bun.

          1. Kraut and mustard, but they are great with kimchee on them too.