A hot dog’s a hot dog right? Just add a dash of ketchup, mustard, and relish, and you’re ready to go. While this may be traditional American hot dog etiquette though, there are a countless other ways to enjoy this timeless snack. Here’s a few ideas from all over the world to get you started:
In Colombia, the go-to hot dog style includes a steamed dog in a bun with ketchup, mustard, mayo, pineapple, crushed potato chips, and a boiled quail egg speared on top. Talk about a mouthful! And if this hot dog recipe isn’t enough to convince you take a trip to South America, have no fear. According to this source, Queens, NY, has plenty of fast food restaurants serving up delicious versions of Colombia’s famous “Perro Caliente”.
Can’t decide quite what you’re in the mood to eat? Try a whipping up a long hot dog in a bun coated with pizza sauce and cheese and then broiled. It’s a Dutch favorite, and it’s a tasty crossover between a few favorite dishes.
Forego the bun this time around, and have yourself a Swedish hot dog surrounded by mashed potatoes, shrimp salad, lettuce, and fried onions, all rolled up nicely into a wrap.
Another bunless favorite is the German hot dog, which consists of a frankfurter, sauerkraut, potato salad, and mustard, served simply on a plate.
The Korean hot dog might just be the best of both worlds. All you have to do to make yourself one of these mouth watering corn dogs is coat a hot dog in crinkle-cut fries and fry it on a stick. And don’t forget the ketchup, of course!
Everything tastes better with a bit of bacon, right? If you agree, you’ll definitely want to try this bacon-wrapped Mexican hot dog with grilled sliced peppers, onions, and jalapeños, all served on a fluffy white bun.
It’s no secret that avocado is the new “it” food, but you probably wouldn’t guess that, in addition to the typical salads and burrito bowls, this trendy fruit actually pairs well with hot dogs too. In fact, the classic Chilean hot dog is served in a bun with chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut, mashed avocado, and mayonnaise. So delish!
No matter how you like to enjoy a hot dog, there’s always a way to put a new spin on a classic favorite. The real question is though, which of the above variations are you dying to try first? Let us know by shooting us a Tweet!