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Top Dog! 
Aug. 8, 2014 8:30 pm 
Updated: Aug. 12, 2014 1:27 pm
If you know me or follow my blog.... you know that I love HOTDOGS!  so.... lets talk dogs!

I grew up with the boiled all meat know the pink ones in the multi pack!  Yep... I'm from a family with 5 kids! Most of you can relate!  Growing up on those epic, digusting ingredients of a symbol of Americana... Gotta tell ya.... still one of my faves!

Some of the biggest arguements that Jim and I encounter at the grocery... is over what kind of hotdogs to purchase!  JIm.... big fan of the all beef wiener... Me .... not so much so!  If I'm eating a piece of beef it better be accompanied by some pasta or potatoes!

Anyhoo.... back to the meat of the blog! The All American Dog! Doesn't matter the style of the filler.... really it just comes down to the toppings!

For starters... since it is my blog.... you are privy to how I eat my dogs!  Start with a steamed white fresh buns, a pink wiener or white-ish wienie boiled in water.  Mayo on the hot bun, then the wiener, home made chilli, tons of yellow onions and then a sqwiggle line of mustard!

To share my better halfs choice of dog quisine, which is only fair, cause he actually was my inspiration to compose this blog! ( just a side note... Jim wanted to cook for me, when we were dating... asked me what I wanted... my answer.... Hot dogs Please.... You get the picture right!)

Ok here goes.... I'm taking dictation at this point... 

Jim.... Steamed bun, grilled all beef wiener mustard, ketchup, onions, grated sharp cheddar cheese, my homemade chili, coleslaw and topped with tobasco!

By the way can you tell we are having hotdogs for dinner tommorow night? Accompanied by beer battered onion rings!

How do you like your dogs?  Burger fans welcome .... bring it on! It's hard to top a dog.... I want to know your ultimate dog delight!
Aug. 8, 2014 9:08 pm
I like em boiled and pan fried, grilled and braised in a new pot of baked beans. For toppings on a dog however, sometimes its the basics and kraut, others its with bacon, cheddar, salsa and sliced jalapenos. Great blog Terry!
Aug. 8, 2014 10:16 pm
Oh Randy!!!!! My soul brother... our left over dinners after mama boiled those 50 wienies.... were beans and weinies, also sourkruat and wienies!!!! Thanks for a sweet memory my friend! Nothing makes bacon better than on top of a dog!!!!!
Aug. 9, 2014 12:12 am
Had a hotstand in the wine country of Washington State (Walla Walla). During the barrel tasting events they held each year I was asked to come to a Winery and give away hot dogs to their visitors (they paid me well I might add). When asked at the winery where the best place to eat in town they were told to visit my stand, "It's as good as any and it is free! On us. The tips almost equaled what they paid me to be there. It looked like a New York hotdog cart. Many of the people who visited Walla Walla came in on privite planes, prop and jets. Some even when from winery to winery by hellicopter. I guess they had a few extra bucks to spend. I served New York/Jersey style hot dogs, Chicargo style dogs, dogs with Cole Slaw and Pickles(Southern Po-boy Style, and even a dog with an anta-pasta salad. Chili and cheese of course. Dirty water and/or grilled. I eat them all and served them all. Thats how I eat my dog. My motto Cave Canem - Latin for beware the dog. Found on a mosaic in ancient Pompeii.
Aug. 9, 2014 5:12 am
Hi Terry! I have to admit - when it comes to hotdogs and hamburgs I'm pretty boring (I think I haven't overcome this pickiness of my youth). I want a bun, hotdog (don't care if it's all beef or one of your style weinies), ketchup, a tiny squiggle of mustard and if I'm feeling adventuresome some relish. For a hamburger - just put it on the bun, a piece of cheese (American, Swiss or Pepper Jack), and ketchup. Nothing else, thank you. :) It drives hubby nuts - he wants all those toppings like ya'll do.
Aug. 9, 2014 6:19 am
I agree with your hubby--all beef all the way! The more toppings the better. My favorite ones were at Sonic-Bleu cheese, caramelized onions, bacon and dijon mustard on top. I think they have been discontinued but would be easy to replicate at home.
Aug. 9, 2014 9:11 am
Nice to see you back to blogging! Take a look at the onions Lillian made to top these doggies, so good I could eat it alone.
Aug. 9, 2014 10:55 am
Speed... that gig at the winery sound so fun! Sometimes jim and I have a hot dog bar.... here at the house and we load the table with all kinds of toppings from the traditional to not so traditional, then try out different combos, but to be totally honest my aforementioned dog above is still my fav!!!! Happy hotdogging to you!!!!
Aug. 9, 2014 11:00 am
Hi MA!!! Shall I dare say my grandson has progressed from just weinie to now bun and ketchup and he's five! I'm gonna bet he progresses a tad faster than you, after all he is my little chef when he visits Granma!!!! Lol! Just kidding you stick to your guns and eat your dogs your way!!!!!!
Aug. 9, 2014 11:03 am
Oh Abbey! I'm thinking grilled onions and bleu cheese is definitely on the menu tonight!!!! Thanks girl for the suggestion!!!!!
Aug. 9, 2014 11:07 am
Hey BSM! Checked out that and I must say yum! Definitely a must try! Thanks for your support ... I love to blog ! It seems like life has just sped up for us! Expecting Grandbaby number 3 in a couple of weeks!!! So its gonna be even busier!!!!
Aug. 9, 2014 12:10 pm
I also like mine boiled and then pan fried with lots of onions(in winter only) In spring and summer BBQ, relish, mustard, ketchup and the onions. YUM
Aug. 9, 2014 12:22 pm
Manella.... you are the first person I kniw that has seasonal dog preferences! Lol! I like that!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!
Aug. 9, 2014 12:38 pm
Your welcome, and i to enjoy your blogs:))
Aug. 9, 2014 7:04 pm
Just a follow up note!!!! The best dogs ever... I changed up a bit, steamed buns, my homade chili, mayo, tons of yellow onions, a swiggle of mustard and grilled bacon bits on a cast iron skillet a la Jim!!!! After the dog fest.... we were dancing in the moonlight! Enjoyed a glass of Cabernet in honor of a few AR buddies and shortly falling into a happy food coma! Geesh ... I love hot dogs! By the way Jim made the perfect ring sauce for the beer battered onions... gonna share that soon!!!!
Aug. 9, 2014 7:26 pm
Oh I would be remiss if I didn't mention Jims dog of choice... ( not gonna lie.... so close to being a smidge better than mine) steamed center cut bun, charred grilled dog, homemade chili, yellow onions, local pimento cheese, yellow mustard, and ketchup! Oh my yum!!!! I love thst man o' mine!!!!!
Aug. 10, 2014 6:49 am
Hello Terry! We love hot dogs at our house. My brother holds the record for eating the most hot dogs growing up so I named these dogs after him. I like them with pickle, cheese and bacon wrapped around the dog! --
Aug. 10, 2014 7:04 am
Hi ya Lela! We have actually used your recipe before! So yummy!!!!!!
Aug. 10, 2014 9:50 am
Spiral cut those puppies and throw 'em on the grill.
Aug. 10, 2014 10:28 am
Awesome Brian! Thanks for the link! Hope you are having a wonderful summer!!!!
Aug. 10, 2014 6:18 pm
I like mine the classic way. Mustard and ketchup! I love hotdogs too! But I love going to Wienerschnitzel!! Whenever I go down to New Mexico to see family, we always make a stop at Wienerschnitzel and then take it to the hotel and have a swim/hotdog hangout thing with cousins! It is so much fun! :))
Aug. 10, 2014 7:40 pm
Bakergirl.... that's what I call a ballpark dog! The only way to eat them watching a baseball game! I love the Wienerschnitzel with the cuz's scenario! Made me smile! After all that is what hotdogs are for!!!!!!
Aug. 11, 2014 6:51 am
Apparetnly you struck a [hot dog!?] chord in my head! I grew up with boiled hot dogs. ~blech!~ BUT, I did make them for my kids - AFTER learning how to make hot dog octipi [we leave the center whole, cutting both ends twice (at 90 degrees from each other)], and round hot dogs [cut diagonal cuts every 1/2-3/4 of an inch along one side of a hot dog - being careful not to cut all the way through - when cooked, the hot dog with curl up into a circle - and you can put it on a hamburger bun!]. Both of these methods work best with full fat hot dogs, boiled. For myself, I eat light hot dogs. When I read the nutrition info, I just can't bring myself to eat a regular dog )= I split them nearly in half, and brown them in a skillet. Then I serve them on a slice of bread with mustard - and I sprinkle feta cheese down the center of the dog, before folding the bread around it. YUM! OR, I serve it with chili beans in chili sauce - about 1 fat gram, as opposed to 15 g fat in regular canned chili! - on bread, topped with the beans and grated cheese . . . I use either this bread: Or this: LOVE Dave's Killer Bread! By the way, if we are having a weinie roast, I like one very well done dog at the end, very nearly burnt, no bun, no ketchup, nothing - num num!
Aug. 11, 2014 10:31 am
Gammray, man I gotta try that hotdog trick! I don't know if I can eat it on a burger bun... is that wierd? But I do sgree with the burnt weenie , no condiments or bread needed!!!!! Thanks for the recipes!!!!!
Aug. 11, 2014 2:01 pm
My kids loved the octopi – eating them with a side of ketchup, dipping each leg before eating it (= I do not think the circle dog is "weird." They are handy when you're out of hot dog buns, a neat trick for the kids – or you can use them to make hockey burgers – a hot dog tot hamburger!
Aug. 11, 2014 3:07 pm
Definitely making the octopi for the grands!!!! Thanks for the link love it!!!!
Aug. 11, 2014 6:13 pm
Love a good Hotdog! Steamed all beef dog and steamed bun with coleslaw (Montreal style) with a side of Patate Frite.. Heaven! Or this topping on steamed, or grilled dogs... soooo goood! Enjoy your dogs!
Aug. 11, 2014 6:50 pm
Lobster you are my new hero! Just searched and saved that one!!!! Showed it to the hubby... his comment.... "this is your best blog ever!" We have deciced to try on both steamed and grilled! We have just achieved hot dog Heaven!!!!!
Aug. 11, 2014 6:53 pm

Yall check this one out!!!!!
Aug. 12, 2014 5:55 am
I love them most anyway, but on the grill is my fav. Love on a buttered, grilled bun w/ shredded cheese and bacon! There are hot dogs now w/o nitrates which are better for us.
Aug. 12, 2014 1:27 pm
Midwestchef... we have grilled our buns before but I have never buttered them! Your dog sounds delish! Gotta check into those w/o nitrates... do you know the brand?
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I was a working mother of 2 boys! I didn't have much time for cooking... now that the boys are grown and on their own... I have been enjoying learning and appreciating the art of cooking. I started with a day of baking with my mother in law and I was hooked! Not to mention my new stepkids... what was two... now is four! Our family is growing we now have a grandson, Damien, and one on the way! My grandson loves his visits with Gramma and Grampa...We spend quality time in the kitchen snd chronical our visits here on AR!
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