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The Gobble Dog

14 Jun

Another possibility for my Fourth of July hot dog grilling menu, the “Gobble Dog.” 

So here’s the recipe I plan on creating to make this:

Turkey Hot Dogs

Topped with:

Stuffing (Stouffer’s stovetop stuffing with some chopped celery and onions added)

Cranberry sauce (I don’t think I will find cranberries, so I will use the canned kind with some orange zest added)

Corn meal mush (cornmeal, water, salt, fried with fat free cooking spray)

Biscuits (instead of hot dog buns, likely use the Pillsbury all you do is pop them in the oven kind)

The recipe shown also has a “honey yam sauce.”  I’m not sure it’s needed for my purposes here, but if I have time, I will try to create a sweet sauce for the side with mashed sweet potatoes, low calorie maple syrup, I can’t believe it’s not butter, brown sugar, honey, and cinammon, maybe some molasses thrown in there too.  

Hmm, would adding mashed potatoes or gravy work…?

Will post pictures after I make it on the Fourth!

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Easy Fourth of July hot dog topping recipes

13 Jun

I’m excited about planning my first Fourth of July party and coming up with fun grilling recipes.  Since there will be a lot of people coming, I’ve decided to keep it simple (and keep the costs down) with burgers and hot dogs, but provide a fun menu of topping choices. My inspiration today came from watching the Man vs Food marathon and seeing Adam Richman eat what looked like a delicious sonoran hot dog in Tuscon (I have the toppings recipe below). Here’s what I have so far for fun (and not hard to find or expensive) toppings for hot dogs:

Columbian hot dog

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Pineapple (chunks or pineapple salsa)

Ham (pictures have it in pieces, but thinking of wrapping the hot dog with a slice)

Mayonnaise

Mustard

Ketchup

Chopped onion

Crushed potato chips

Reuben hot dog

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Sauerkraut

Swiss cheese

Russian or Thousand Island dressing

Buffalo hot dog

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Wing sauce

Blue cheese dressing

(Celery strips?)

Tuscan Sonoran dog

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Jalapenos (or jalapeno sauce)

Bacon (pieces or wrapped in bacon)

Mayonnaise (to squirt it on top, mix with lemon juice or water to thin out and put in sandwich bag with corner cut off to squeeze)

Mustard

Ketchup

Tomato

Pinto beans

Chopped onions

Shredded cheddar cheese (or cotijo cheese if you can find it)

Grilled chili pepper on the side (optional)

Fenway park

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Mustard

Relish

Salad dog

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Lettuce (maybe grilled?)

Tomato

Blue cheese dressing

Mexican hot dog

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Salsa

Sour cream

Jalapenos

Monterey jack cheese

(Guacamole? Avocado? )

BLT dog

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Bacon

Lettuce

Tomato

Picnic hot dog

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Cole slaw

Barbecue sauce

(Potato salad?)

The New Yorker

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Schmere of mustard

Sauerkraut

The Coney Island (aka Detroit dog)

(I have to admit, as a former New Yorker I had first assumed this was referring to a hot dog recipe from the Coney Island amusement park rather than a recipe from a restaurant of the same name in Michigan)

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Chili (“Flint” chili is thicker, “Detroit” chili is soupier with more cumin)

Mustard

Shredded cheese (to make a cheese coney dog)

Yellow onions

Pizza dog

Tomato sauce

Mozzarella cheese

Green peppers (optional)

Mushrooms (optional)

Black olives (optional)

Chicago dog

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Celery salt

Mustard

Sweet pickle relish

Onions

Tomato

Banana peppers

Dill pickle spear (tucked in side of bun)

Black and Blue Dog (Hilton Head’s Dog Harbour)

Hot dogs

Topped with:

Blue cheese crumbles

Bacon

Sour cream

Harbour sauce:

Mayonnaise

Cucumber

Jalapeno

Blue cheese