Thursday, September 07, 2006

Saucy dogs

Hot Dogs Delicious
Better Homes and Gardens Heritage Cook Book Copyright 1975

1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon shortening
1 1/4 cups hot-style catsup I used regular ketchup and added hot sauce
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1 pound frankfurters (8 to 10)
8 to 10 frankfurter buns, split and toasted

In a skillet cook chopped onion in the hot shortening till tender but not brown. Stir in the hot-style catsup, sweet pickle relish, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Score the frankfurters and add to catsup mixture in skillet. Simmer till frankfurters are heated through, about 10 minutes. Serve franks and sauce in hot toasted frankfurter buns.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings.

I've always liked the idea of hot dogs in sauce. I must have experienced a hot dog like this sometime in my past. I still had a surplus of hot dogs in the freezer so I decided to try this recipe.

This didn't end up too saucy, probably because I used Hebrew National 97% Fat Free hot dogs. Regular dogs would have released more juice (okay, fat) into the sauce, making it looser. I enjoyed these but I happen to love ketchup. I know there are purist who don't think ketchup belongs anywhere near a hot dog and that's fine for them but no one tells me what belongs on my hot dog!

I have a strong desire to cook right now but I'm having trouble selecting recipes. Too many new cookbooks - I'm overwhelmed.

Question of the Day: Ketchup on hot dogs - yay or nay?


Anonymous said...

Yay AND nay -- I like them every which way. (Didn't mean to rhyme!) This sauce sounds so good. I can't wait to try it.


MommyProf said...

I like ketchup, but my real favorite is sauerkraut...

Unknown said...

IF I eat a hotdog, yay. I don't really like them that much.

DancesInGarden said...

Nothing wrong with ketchup on a hotdog, in my book. I like ketchup, mustard, and onions. Not a fan of relish, though I can eat it on a dog (whereas on a hamburger I just can't eat it).

Heather said...

nay.. I am a plain dog girl.

Kim said...

Nay, nay, NAY!!! Mustard is a must; occasionally, a bit of chili, but never, NEVER ketchup!

(But how do I really feel?)

ThursdayNext said...

Yay! I argue lots with people on this one! At the Brooklyn Cyclones game, there is always a race on the field between ketchup, mustard, and relish. :)

Red Dirt Mummy said...

BIG yay! Along with mustard, onions and cheese. Hmm.. might have to rethink my plans for tonight's dinner LOL