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Monday, June 23, 2014

Chicago Dogs

What does this Texas Gal know about Chicago Dogs?  Plenty!!  I love this crazy combination of flavors!   Something about throwing everything but the kitchen sink on a bun just totally appeals to me! 

Chicago Dogs

  • All Beef Frankfurters (with natural casings if you can find them)
  • poppy seed hot dog buns
  • yellow mustard
  • sweet green pickle relish
  • chopped white onion
  • tomato wedges, thinly sliced
  • dill pickle spear (from the refrigerated area for the crispest)
  • sport peppers
  • celery salt
1. Heat oven to 325 degrees
2. Wrap the poppy seed buns in foil and place in oven to heat, about 5 minutes.
3. Bring a pot of water to a boil, drop in the frankfurters and boil for 5 minutes.
To construct the dogs
1. Place the frankfurters on the bun, add the mustard in a zigzag pattern (no reason, I just like the way it looks).
2. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of relish along one side of the frankfurter.
3. Sprinkle on the desired amount of chopped onion over the entire dog.
4. Place the tomato wedges on the opposite side of the frankfurter from the relish.
5. Add the peppers on the tomato wedges and the pickle spear on top of the relish.
6. Sprinkle with celery salt to taste.
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Serve with plenty of napkins and prepare to be amazed! 

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  1. I'm a sucker for any kind of hot dog...pinned!

  2. Oh my goodness. Perfect for a summer barbeque. I'm gonna have to pick up some big dill pickles and try these out!

  3. Confession .... I have never had a Chicago Dog - BUT, it's on my foodie bucket list!! I guess I have no excuse not to make them now that you've shared how to make 'em!! :)

  4. I've never seen a Chicago dog before - looks awesome. Cheers from Carole's CHatter

  5. Hi! I've lived in Chicago my whole life and have eaten more than my fair share of these beauties! First of all, thank you for NOT putting ketchup on them. That stuff belongs on the fries, never a hot dog! And the sport peppers are an iffy thing. Some places offer them but they're not necessarily a 'usual' ingredient on a Chicago hot dog.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment:) Not to worry, I would never destroy one of these babies with ketchup. And I have indeed heard that the peppers are not always a necessity but when I learned they were an approve option, they became a necessity to me;)) Hugs

  6. I love any kind of hot dog...but a "real" Chicago dog is by far my fave!!!! I'm pinning this to our talent board on DIY Sunday Showcase!! Thanks for sharing with us!!


  7. This looks soooo good. Even with a cup of coffee this morning! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. I love it Evelyn! I wish I had it right now in front of me!

  9. I've never heard of a Chicago dog, but boy is this thing loaded! Thanks for sharing, Evelyn!

  10. Stopping by from Feature Friday Link Palooza. I love Chicago dogs, we had a Hot Dog Bar at my son's birthday in May. It was a hit, everyone loves hot dogs :)


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))