Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chicago Dogs and Baseball

Maybe it's the proximity to the windy city - or maybe I just found a love of hot dogs that I never had as a kid. Tonight, dinner was brought to you by H. and we're about to turn on the game. We enjoy cooking hot dogs for dinner - albeit a complicated Chicago Style dog. This is a great weeknight meal that provides at least a serving of veggies (I prefer to add a real salad to my plate - H just likes to have 2.) Feel free to read wiki to become an expert.
Chicago Hot Dog a la H.
- whole wheat bun - lightly toasted on the grill
- Hot Dogs - grilled
*my favorite is all-beef from Lunds b/c they are nice and snappy - tonight was Nathan's. They are longer than the bun (bonus) but no snap.

yellow mustard
neon green pickle relish
slices or wedges of tomato
pickle spear
sport peppers
white onions, diced (we used red b/c that's what we had)
celery salt
Best served with a side of beer.

Tasty! Now off to watch the baseball game. Go Twins!


Cathy said...

Sometimes a hot dog is all you need - I make something similar but always have to have mayonnaise on it!

Pearl said...

i've never had a chicago dog - thanks for sharing!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I still love a good hot dog and these are over the top!

Joelen said...

Yay! No ketchup in sight! :) looks delicious!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Now that is a serious hot dog. Who knew you could eat hot dogs and train for half marathons at the same time. :)

Donna-FFW said...

That is what you call a major hot dog, love the toppings.

Claudia said...

Oh yes - you need all those things. I also like some warmed sauerkraut. It's the New Yorker in me. Perfect post for the start of grilling season!

Tangled Noodle said...

Your 'dogs are what I think they call 'dragging it through the garden'! I love hot dogs but I have simple tastes - just a schmear of mustard on the bun for me. 8-)