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May 19, 2011 03:31 PM

Does anyone know of this type of deep-fried hot dog?

No, not a ripper.

I am talking about an actual hot dog, with a bun, and whatever toppings you want (e.g. relish, mustard, onions, etc.), and then the whole thing is dipped in batter, and then deep-fried.

Does this ring a bell with anyone?

Over lunch today, I wagered quite a bit of the "ipsedixit family treasure" that such a thing does exist, or at least did at one time, and may still do today.


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  1. Sounds like something from the Texas State Fair fried food competition.

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    1. re: calliope_nh

      No, it was definitely not state fair food (at least not at the LA or even OC fair grounds).

      I want to say we saw it in either in downtown LA or in/around the South Central LA.

    2. For a small cut of the "ipsedixit family treasure", I will personally cook it for you.

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          I'll work on the recipe. So, it needs to be cooked with relish, diced onions, and mustard?

      1. I found something close, this is a Korean deep fried and french fry covered hot dog .

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        1. re: wienermobile

          My wife saw these in a Korean drama. Here's a piece about them:

          Is there any place in LA that has a good version of these?

          1. re: wienermobile

            Where? Do tell ...

            A good chunk of paycheck may depend on it.

          2. Vicious Dogs in North Hollywood

            If you search through the comments, it does mention that this place has deep fried hot dogs. I didn't see it on their menu, though. It's worth a try. Give them a call.


            Vicious Dogs
            5231 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

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            1. re: Nerdsan

              Those are just rippers, or deep-fried hot dogs.

              I'm looking for one where the bun, dog, and all the condiments are battered, then deep-fried.

            2. Ips, no fair, you are making me hungry!

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              1. re: happybaker

                If I find this holy grail, I'll buy you one.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  I think you must needs check out Chipshop, and do it fast. If it's not on the menu, they'll figure it out for you. You can put my check into the mail. : )

                  1. re: mamachef

                    About 3000 miles too far east. But that deep-fried banana chocolate sauce on the menu sounds awesome. I'll take 2 of those. Wonder if TSA will let me board with a box of those things.

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      Fine, ipse. So no money for me, then. But if I find out you used your ff miles to go investigate, man, you owe me bigtime.

                      1. re: mamachef

                        If I go, I'll promise to bring you back some deep-fried banana choco sauce ...