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.

Toppings:
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!

8 comments:

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-)