How Many Hot Dogs

Posted by: Pirate

How Many Hot Dogs - 07/06/13 06:43 AM

according to the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council Americans are expected to eat 150 million hot dogs over the 4th
of July holiday alone....just part of the 7 billion hot dogs
eaten over the summer season starting Memorial Day and ending Labor Day....
Posted by: Pirate

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/06/13 07:00 AM

To help out in the effort to reach 150 Million hot dogs eaten this holiday I put away 4 chili cheese dogs, all beef dog with lots of chili sauce, cheese, mustard, onion and katsup...opened a package of dogs, there are most always 8 to a pack, at 4...put the other 4 in the fridge for later...gonna make some Chicago's out of them
Posted by: Celandine

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/06/13 08:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
fridge for later...gonna make some Chicago's out of them


please explain smile
Posted by: DLC

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/06/13 08:35 AM

SO many hot dogs and chili in the USA !!

...and that's why America will never run out of gas !! whistle
Posted by: Papa

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/06/13 09:34 AM

Chicago style hot dog
Posted by: Celandine

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/06/13 02:14 PM


Newark, New Jersey
Home of the ITALIAN HOTDOG


Posted by: Pirate

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/06/13 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Celandine
Originally Posted By: Pirate
fridge for later...gonna make some Chicago's out of them


please explain smile


Lots of places have their own take on the hot dog, I like Chicago style

A Vienna Beef hot dog, nestle it in a steamed poppyseed bun, and cover it with a wonderful combination of toppings: yellow mustard, bright green relish, fresh chopped onions, juicy red tomato wedges, a kosher-style pickle spear, a couple of spicy sport peppers and finally, a dash of celery salt.

I also like west coast style hot dogs, like the Seattle

the Seattle Style hot dog is a wiener or Polish sausage grilled and often split (to hold more toppings?) then jammed into a cream cheese slathered toasted bun.

Standard garnishes include grilled onions, jalapenos, and either kraut or grilled cabbage. Condiments range anywhere from mustard to barbecue sauce or Sriracha. A few carts are even edging towards Tijuana Style with pico de gallo or bacon.
Posted by: DLC

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/06/13 06:54 PM

Those sound more like salads with a wienie in them !! laugh

That said, they sure sound good !!!

Can I count them as one of my veggies !! grin
Posted by: Pirate

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/07/13 06:39 AM

Hot dogs have come a long way from what they were when I was younger...back then you got a wienie on a bun, mustard and katsup, all for 10 cents..while a hamburger was 15 cents.

Several years ago a man in our town opened a hot dog house, just dogs of all kinds...30 different styles based on their city of origin so you could have a different dog each day of the month, he did a really good business, so much so that one of the local bbq shacks that was equally good in their own right bought him out and moved their shack over to his dog house, serving both dogs and bbq...after a few weeks they cut back the number of hot dog styles to just the basic 5 or 6, as a result both the hot dogs and bbq suffered...business fell off...they are only open just for lunch 4 days a week now...should have left the dogs alone
Posted by: Celandine

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/07/13 09:19 AM

*WINNER* of The UGLY DOG Contest crazy

The Rutt's Hutt "RIPPER"

A Home-Made Weiner reminiscent of Keilbasa
deep-fried until the casing 'rips' opened
creating a juicy weiner, edged with a fringe of
crunchie goodness, liberally doused w/helpings
of a unique mustard/relish concoction so good
you can eat it by the tablespoonful.

S'truth... there was so many requests, that
they started selling the relish by the quart.

Posted by: DLC

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/07/13 10:08 AM

That hot dog house sounds great.

My favorite is a chili-cheese hot dog (#2 is a polish sausage w sauerkraut) , BUT the chili can't be just any old runny, run of the mill chili - it has to stand on its own !! Most places don't make an exceptional hot dog chili.

Watching Food Channel yesterday and they had a great looking chili joint in Grapevine, TX named Tolberts ... MUST go try that !! Grapevine is about 15 mi from my sister's (Carrollton). Da make it spicy too !! Hot damm !! grin
Posted by: Celandine

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/07/13 11:28 AM


I make the best chili of anyone I know
beside the standard ingredients I also
add Chipotle' Peppers, and Dark Chocolate.

(consider the source: Mexico/South America
home of tomatoes, peppers AND chocolate)

umm 'nother secret:
a match-head-sized pinch of Baking Soda wink

lol ...why wait for the heartburn sick
before taking the bi-carb? grin
I add it to my tomato sauce as well. smile
Posted by: DLC

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/07/13 01:44 PM

Any time you want to ship me a sample - I'm definitely open !
Chili and chocolate? well who knows... your rationale sounds.... er logical ! grin
Posted by: Celandine

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/07/13 02:25 PM


Be fore-warned that I also use ground Turkey
in place of ground beef, but I've yet to find
anyone who can taste the difference.

wotz the point of taking these so-called secrets
to the grave?

The secret's in adding ALL The Spices during the
initial cooking, while frying the garlic/onions,
and browning the turkey... toss in a teaspoon of
BEEF FLAVORED Bullion, and palmful of chili powder
and ground red pepper (Cayenne) to taste.

I also take a few short-cuts ...like using canned
kidney beans and stewed tomatoes because they're
already 1/2 cooked, to cut down on the cooking time.

That's also when I add the crushed stewed tomatoes
and fry them in with the meat to move things along.
(Ted gets too impatient to wait once the aroma
begins to permeate the apartment. Otherwise by the
time it's done to perfection, the pot's empty! shocked wtf?)

When the beans are as tender as you like them,
add the last few herbs & spices with properties
that otherwise change during cooking: Oregano,
a pinch of cumin & cilantro that tend to get bitter
with too much cooking as volatile oils boil away,
and that's also when I stir in the Chipotle that
I've ground to a paste, and Dark Chocolate.

Sorry... I prefer beans in my chili...
...and I also prefer it served over Jasmine rice.

Whether over rice, or on a chilidogs, I top
either with diced sweet onions & cheddar cheese.

OK
Now I don't have to mail it...
...you can make yer'own. wink

Add Beer... or Tequila...whatever...
"OWN THE CHILI"! Have Fun! grin


Posted by: DLC

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/07/13 02:46 PM

Thanks ! I'll give that a try next time we prep chili !

Hey, A little Tequila might give it some kick !! smile
Posted by: Pirate

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/07/13 07:33 PM

NJ is home state to the Ripper....some places offer several degree of ripper, from just a little ripped to complete done to a crisp. In all my travels I have never encountered a ripper in any other state
Posted by: Celandine

Re: How Many Hot Dogs - 07/07/13 09:58 PM


S'truth,
they come in several degrees of "doneness"
I prefer mine toward the crunchy side...
...but not quite brittle.

They rip open because the home-made weiners
have an exceptionally tough AND sealed
casing that splits when the internal pressure
of the steaming weeny gives way explosively.

Most hot dogs are intentionally designed NOT
to do that. depending on the brand, they may
have a soft outer skin, be cut apart, leaving
the ends slightly open, or slit down the side
to prevent them posing a hazard to the cook.