Hot dogs might not seem like an item at the top of your culinary adventures list when making meals for you and your family, but with proper preparation and the right fixings, nothing satisfies like a good, tasty hot dog for backyard barbeques and events. Here are four great hot dog recipe ideas from around the country, each offering something a little different in the way of flavor profile.
The Los Angeles “Danger Dog”
A favorite of after-hours club goers in the City of Angels, the “Danger Dog” comes wrapped in delicious bacon, cooked on the grille then topped with jalapenos, grilled onions, mayo, grilled green peppers and spicy secret sauce. The dog gets its name from the stomach rumblings you may get when purchasing a Danger Dog from less savory vendors, but make them at home to ensure freshness and complete control over your ingredients, from the perfect dog itself to a delicious, cooked-on-the-grille bun.
Put simply, the Ripper is a deep-fried hot dog, cooked in hot oil until its natural casing is ready to snap open at the first bite to reveal delicious juices within. A good ripper is served with only the most simple condiments, maybe some classic French’s yellow mustard and raw onion, because the deep-fried dog itself has the distinctive flavor of this recipe.
The Classic Coney
The Coney Island hot dog is as American as they come. Start with a good Coney bun from places like the Klosterman Baking Company, as its delightful fluffiness perfectly complements the dog and toppings. A Coney dog is usually topped with meat chili with no beans, along with cheese, onions, and yellow mustard if you would like. Cities from Cincinatti to Detroit make claim to having the best Coney dogs around, but you would have to travel to Nathan’s in New York to have a bite of the real thing.
Sriracha Kim Chi Dog
Oh, the wonders of delicious Sriracha chili sauce, which suits hot dogs perfectly for a winning combination. Steam the dogs then pair with Sriracha along with Korean cabbage Kim Chi for a hot dog with an international profile to give your family something different to look forward to at dinner time. The heat of the sauce and Kim Chi will go perfectly with a pillowy soft Coney bun for a hot dog that is bursting with flavor yet is easy to cook up at home.
Hot dogs don’t have to be boring—spice it up with some of these delicious recipes!