Every year, Americans eat an average of 60 hot dogs each. They are, one of the country's most loved comfort foods. The beloved hot dog is produced in many different ways. From the foot long dog, to the small four inch Hot Wieners. They are sold as Red, Brown and Tan in color and are made with every type of meat you can imagine. Yes there are Very Good ones and just plain Bad ones.
You can get them in Beef, Pork, Turkey, Chicken or a mixture of all. They can be smoked, well spiced or mildly spiced. They are also cooked in many different ways, from steamed or Grilled, over charcoal on a flat top, deep-fried rippers or, in the dirty water, that is the way many of the hot dog carts on the city streets serve them.
As for toppings, a hot dog loves them all. Whether you stick to simple mustard and relish, add chili or sauerkraut, hot dogs will accommodate them all. In fact, there are many regional favorites throughout the country on how the locals prefer their hot dogs. But Ketchup is still considered a sin! I personally would never go against Dirty Harry. But I know "ONE OF YOU" J_ _ s.
I like a quality beef and pork hot dog with a snappy natural casing, cooked on a grill and served on a fresh steamed New England style bun with mustard, onions, Michigan style meat sauce and a dash of celery salt on top. That’s it! But I will always try the local favorite whenever I go to a new place. In fact, how you eat your hot dogs often depends on where you live in the United States.
You can find a great list of Hot Dog places, local and nationwide at, The Hot Dog man, The Ct hot dog tour, The Hot Dog Page of Holly (Hollister) Moore’s website, Holly Eats So, get ready to take some time and enjoy the classic along with a cold Root Beer. I will be searching for more new places to visit this month and throughout the summer. Any Suggestion?