American Hot Dog

    15 minutes

    I have seen so much about the American hot dogs on TV I sort out this recipe, this one from Chicago. It is pretty good and worth a try when you are watching you next American Blockbuster movie.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 1 hot dog
    • 1 poppy seed hot dog bun
    • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
    • 1 tablespoon sweet green pickle relish
    • 1 tablespoon diced onion
    • 4 tomato wedges
    • 1 dill pickle
    • 2 small pickled chillies, optional
    • 1 pinch celery salt

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Reduce heat to low then place a hot dog in water and cook 5 minutes or until done.
    2. Remove hot dog and set aside. Carefully place a steamer basket into the saucepan and steam the hot dog bun 2 minutes or until warm.
    3. Place hot dog in the steamed bun.
    4. Pile on the toppings in this order; yellow mustard, sweet green pickle relish, onion, tomato wedges, pickle, pickled chillies and celery salt. The tomatoes should be nestled between the hot dog and the top of the bun. Place the pickle between the hot dog and the bottom of the bun. Don't even think about tomato sauce!

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    Yummy will be a regular for lunch or a snack  -  15 Jun 2014


    I live in Chicago & eat Chicago dogs all the time. Don't worry about not finding the sport peppers if you are in a different area, I think most people pick them off anyways cause they are spicy. Also, most hot dog stands here use Vienna hot dogs that should be in stores. They have a nice skin with a snap. They make for the best hot dogs.  -  12 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Born and raised in the shadows of Wrigley Field many decades ago, I can tell this is the correct and appropriate Chicago-style hot dog recipe. A couple of notes: when you are in the city and ordering a "dog", when they ask "what would you like on that?", it is appropriate to say "hey, drag that dog through the garden, would you?". As far as cucumber versus dill spear, this depends on the neighborhood. So if you always ordered at the same dog stand, you might not realize the stand about 20 miles away uses celery salt and a dill pickle. My suggestion: Try them wherever you go. Oh, and my thanks to Rachel Ray - the best thing for low-carb diets...the Chicago Style Hot Dog salad. I had these for a week when my husband was on a business trip, and I actually lost more than 5 pounds. Thanks Vienna Beef (hey, I think their outlet store is still on Damen Ave. Seconds are excellent!)  -  31 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)