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Feb 21, 2013 01:10 PM

Hot dog recipe for party - give your two cents!

I need help with hot dog recipe inspiration, please! Sound weird? It is.

The night before our wedding next month, my fiancé and I are planning a little party, kind of like a low-key rehearsal dinner.

This will be held at our cool, cute neighborhood hot dog joint. The staff there are great, and even want to make up a special "dog" just for the party, in honor of us!

Maybe where we're from could be the inspiration: I am from San Francisco, California; and he is from San Antonio, Texas. Hot dog on grilled sourdough bread (and...?) ...that's about as far as I got.

We are going to New Orleans for our honeymoon - lots of inspiration there!

We'll be showing the movie Ratatouille - maybe a hot dog inspired by the movie with real live ratatouille right on top of the hot dog? Or, if you've seen the movie, Remy makes up a nice little roasted mushroom-and-cheese snack at the beginning of the movie. Maybe it could be a cheesy-mushroomy dog?

Or... my intended is an electrician, I love to hula dance - maybe a hot dog called the "Electric Hula dog"? But what would be on it?

Please throw in your ideas! We need them.

Fun, funny, or just seriously delicious, please go crazy with your suggestions.


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  1. For San Antonio, I think tex-mex. Maybe a hot dog in a sourdough bun topped with chopped green chiles, cheese, sour cream and enchilada sauce? Or a dog in a sourdough bun with chopped carne asada, and sauteed peppers and onions?

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      1. re: tim irvine

        Jesus. Those prices are criminal for a hot dog or the other many sausages they serve. In fact, everything on the menu is wildly overpriced.

      2. Texas makes me think of chili -- maybe a chili dog on sourdough?

        1. The electric hula dog sounds fantastic! In my mind, it gets a spicy (for the electricity) pineapple (for the hula) topping - I'm thinking chunky, oniony, maybe red pepper paste or chili flakes in it. Like a chutney or a marmalade-type topping.

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          1. re: eepi

            Hmm, maybe a relish made with habanero and mango or papaya? And of course it would be served on a King's Hawaiian hot dog bun :)

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              chunky oniony, a little sweet, on a King's Hawaiian hot dog bun? Sounding soooo good!

              1. For hors d'oeuvres (sp) steam cocktail franks in Japanese plum wine. They'll come out with a nice glaze.