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Oct 2, 2008 08:28 AM

Creative Hot Dogs

Hey all you Chow Hounds, I'm on the look out for new and interesting hot dog recipes or condiment combinations. Feel free to submit your weirdest and wildest!

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  1. Big Kahuna Dog:

    Chopped pineapple and teriyaki sauce.

    1. If you like chili dogs, try this recipe.

      * Soft Chorizo
      * Cream cheese

      Melt equal parts together, stirring to smooth (works well in a crock pot) and keep from burning. You're done.

      This is super creamy and tastes great. You can top with green onion if you like onions.
      Or, make it like a Tommy's burger and use the sauce, then top with diced tomatoes and white onions. Pretty standard, but the sauce is really tasty, IMO.

      Another topping I really like is caramalized onion and smoked gouda cheese.

      I don't eat hot dogs often (but really like them) and like lower fat mild sausages like Hillshire Farms turkey smoked sausage and some of the varietes found at Trader Joe's; their brand varietes, Gerhardt's brand, etc. on a mini corn bread muffin.

      Your post sparked a memory of a recent Martha Stewart show where she and a guest tasted some 60 varieties of hot dogs dishes from restaurants, delis, stands, etc. The only one that was REALLY different IMO was one topped with a really good macaroni and cheese. MMMMMmmmmmm. Other choices depended on the quality of the hot dog itself, the spices the casing, etc..

      While I was looking for that link, I ran across this blog. Sounds very interesting !

      Great topic. Looking forward to reading all the responses.

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      1. re: kc girl

        The Martha Stewart Hot Dog program will be repeated on Monday (Columbus Day).

      2. Willie's Dawgs in brooklyn has some pretty neat combinations (peanut butter & honey on a hot dog?). Their menu might give you some inspiration.

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        1. re: Emmmily

          I love finly chopped kim chee on hot dogs, great texture, heat and crunch!

          1. re: King of Northern Blvd


            I tried two type of "Japadogs" I cooked turkey dogs in teriyaki sauce.
            One was with grated daikon and sliced green onion.
            The other which I enjoyed more was with miso dressing and kewpie mayo, enoki mushrooms and shredded nori.

            Pics to come!

            1. re: epicureous eggplant

              That thread is where I first heard about them. I was too lazy to look for link, thanks. Haven't tried them yet but they sound really good.

          2. My mother used to wrap each hot dog in a slice of bacon, sort of spiraling it down the length of the hot dog, then fry them in a frying pan until the bacon was done.

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            1. re: Querencia

              If you top that in mayonaise and hot sauce, you've got a Sonoran hot dog. It also helps if you deep fry that bad boy.

              1. re: Querencia

                Just had a flashback with Querencia's mother used to do the same but she'd slice a lengthwise pocket in the dog and slip in some velveeta...then wrap the dog with bacon and broil till bacon was done and cheese started to ooze.