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Aug 12, 2011 05:33 PM

ISO: Unique Hot Dog Toppings

For the past 10 summers I have held an annual BBQ which I've dubbed: WienerFest.

It's all tubular meat, all day. Hot dogs, sausages, brats, etc.

I supply various interesting mustards and condiments, but usually the toppings are just relish, onions and sauerkraut.

This year I've decided to add a toppings bar and this is where you come in.

I'd love some suggestions for interesting/unique/favorite wiener toppers.

Okay, have at it!

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  1. interesting choices... purists will not approve:
    Sundried Tomatoes
    Potato Chips
    Sauteed Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions
    Yellow Pepper Relish
    Beer and Cheese Mustard Sauce
    Jerk Seasoned Plantains
    my ex liked cottage cheese...

    1. I love a little mozzarella cheese with giardiniera or a hot pepper relish.

      1. Excellent idea for a party - and it just might inspire the menu for my eldest daughter's upcoming birthday. Lots of ideas based on local hotdog places that go beyond the usual --my personal favorite(and guilty pleasure) is the PBJ Captain Crunch dog from Tubby dog I'd try and explain Japadog but it may be easier to check out their menu:

        1. Let's take unique and raise it to the Nth degree, shall we?

          - Foie gras
          - Caviar
          - ChicharrĂ³n
          - Chinese pork floss
          - Truffle shavings
          - Huitlacoche
          - Anchovies
          - Nopales

          1. I have a friend who always puts diced pineapple and sliced jalapenos on his. I haven't been brave enough to give that combo a try but other people who have swear it is delicious. Food Network Magazine recently featured a Polynesian hotdog with hoisin sauce, pineapple, and scallions.

            Actually, in the June 2011 issue they have a whole section on "international hotdogs" that suggests the following condiment/topping combos:

            Greek Hotdog: Tzatziki, cucumber, and kalamata olives
            Korean Hotdog: Asian mustard, kimchi, red onion
            Swedish Hotdog: Lingonberry jam, caramelized onions, gravy
            German Hotdog: German mustard, sauerkraut, crushed pretzels
            Mexican Hotdog: Chipotle mayo, cotija cheese, avocado
            Spanish Hotdog: Pimiento cheese spread, serrano ham, manchengo cheese
            Thai Hotdog: Peanut sauce, shredded carrot, cilantro
            American Hotdog: BBQ sauce, pulled pork, coleslaw
            Japanese Hotdog: Wasabi mayo, Asian snack mix, pickled ginger

            Not sure how tasty some of those combos are....but hey, you asked for "unique"!

            The condiments section lists several types of homemade mayo, jerk ketchup, corn tomato relish, summer fruit relish, dill mustard, stout mustard, (ok, lots of mustards), avocado-chile spread, jalapeno tartar sauce...the list goes on and on.

            Good luck :)