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This is a different kind of food post for me. It's about something I like. Hotdogs. Yes, people, I like hotdogs. I know what goes into them. They should be gross, but they just aren't.

The rest of this post is copied from another thread. I just feel the need to talk about hotdogs.

I love them. I can eat a cheap hot dog cooked over an open fire that is burnt and still love it. I mostly only buy good hotdogs anymore when I cook them at home. I love those Hebrew National all beef dogs the best.  I also don't eat them very often.

When I eat them, I'll get a craving for just how I want it to taste. Sometimes I'll eat them plain on a plate cut up into circles and dipped in ketchup. Sometimes on a bun with ketchup and relish. Sometimes on a bun with onions and mustard. Sometimes add sauerkraut to the onions and mustard. Sometimes both ketchup and mustard. Sometimes a regular piece of bread with either just ketchup or ketchup & relish. Sometimes take two dogs, cut in half lenthwise, put between 2 pieces of bread and then condiments to taste. Sometimes cooked on a stick, semi-burnt or burnt black with a bunch of ketchup on a bun.

My favorite dog of all time - Chicago style from a street vendor in Chicago.

(That's a bit obsessive and way too involved for just hotdogs isn't it?)

Edit: I forgot all about coney dogs and coney sauce or a dog with chili and cheese, top all that with lots of onions please and don't put american cheese on it. I want cheddar, grated, not that cheese sauce. And we can't forget corndogs and footlong dogs either now can we

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Now that just sounds dirty, pumpkins.

Original Post by pavlovcat:

Original Post by moonikins:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

When I was a kid I ate hot dogs straight out of the freezer.  I gnawed on them like other kids devoured popsicles.

However, I cannot eat normal hot dogs now with the knowledge of what goes in them.  And since I avoid beef as well these days...all natural, preservative free turkey dogs just ain't the same.

 But you eat circus peanuts.

But circus peanuts are not made from cow colons and eyelids.

 Are you sure? They're full of more artificial ingredients and chemicals than cow butt holes.

Original Post by nicepumpkins:

I used to eat hot dogs cold straight out of the fridge.

What's weird is that I didn't just eat them, I skinned them with my teeth.  Like, I carefully ate all the shiny outside skin off with my teeth so that then all that was left was the skinny, weird looking inside stalk of a hot dog.

 I did that as a kid too.

I love hot dogs too. I fry mine (almost tastes like grilled).

Ok....I have to ask...

What...is a blood sausage?  And...a blood pudding?

I'm already feeling kind of faint at the idea, so please be easy with me.

Original Post by cptbunny:

I love hot dogs too. I fry mine (almost tastes like grilled).

 That is yummy.

Original Post by nicepumpkins:

Original Post by cptbunny:

I love hot dogs too. I fry mine (almost tastes like grilled).

 That is yummy.

Yeah, I've had them deep fried before. They are good that way.

Original Post by nicepumpkins:

Ok....I have to ask...

What...is a blood sausage?  And...a blood pudding?

I'm already feeling kind of faint at the idea, so please be easy with me.

I've never had blood sausage. I've not tasted blood pudding, but I want to. It's made from either cow or pig blood. When cooked it turns dark like chocolate. I assume blood sausage contains blood in some form as well.

I like hot dogs off the BBQ best. I didn't eat hot dogs for years, because when I was about 7 some older girl in the school decided to tell me what was in them and I was extremely traumatized. Finally, years later, I realized I didn't care and went back to eating them.

Original Post by moonikins:

Original Post by nicepumpkins:

Ok....I have to ask...

What...is a blood sausage?  And...a blood pudding?

I'm already feeling kind of faint at the idea, so please be easy with me.

I've never had blood sausage. I've not tasted blood pudding, but I want to. It's made from either cow or pig blood. When cooked it turns dark like chocolate. I assume blood sausage contains blood in some form as well.

My understanding is that blood sausage is the same as blood pudding.

There is white and black pudding. A serving is one or two small slices, but it's very heavy, so that's really all you need. I don't particularly like it, but I'll have a bite or two before giving the rest to my husband.

Original Post by cajunrider:

I visited an Oscar Meyer plant and I haven't eaten much hot dogs since. I visited a Hills Shire Farms plant and I'm still eating lots of their sausages.

  Do tell, even if you pm me, so as not to ruin this thread.

 I miss hot dogs (2 years now, along with hamburgers). I haven't been adventurous enough to try the Tofurky dogs yet. I just know it won't be the same experience.

I saw part of a show on the cooking channel about blood pudding. I've also read descriptions of it being made, so only that that info about it. I am intrigued by it. I like most organ meats so the thought of eating it doesn't bother me at all. After all, I eat my steak rare. I like that some cultures don't waste any part of the animal, which is why hotdogs and balogna, etc don't bother me. The whole animal is used.

Original Post by nicepumpkins:

Ok....I have to ask...

What...is a blood sausage?  And...a blood pudding?

I'm already feeling kind of faint at the idea, so please be easy with me.

 The terms are pretty much used interchangeably.  It's sausage where blood is mixed in with whatever filling (generally meat and oatmeal in the Irish version).

I love hot dogs!  I prefer them cooked over charcoal and very burnt, but I can eat them boiled or fried as well.  I prefer ketshup and lots of onions, or the occasional chili cheese dog (with lots of onions as well).  I try not to think about how they're made.  I also like corn dogs, but I only have one a year these days.  The idea of blood sausage and blood pudding disgusts me.  They sound like Klingon food to me.

Original Post by floggingsully:

Original Post by nicepumpkins:

Ok....I have to ask...

What...is a blood sausage?  And...a blood pudding?

I'm already feeling kind of faint at the idea, so please be easy with me.

 The terms are pretty much used interchangeably.  It's sausage where blood is mixed in with whatever filling (generally meat and oatmeal in the Irish version).

 OK then the stuff I saw described was not this. It was truly more of a pudding. I'd still taste this.

Original Post by phoebe_luvs_smallville:

Original Post by cajunrider:

I visited an Oscar Meyer plant and I haven't eaten much hot dogs since. I visited a Hills Shire Farms plant and I'm still eating lots of their sausages.

  Do tell, even if you pm me, so as not to ruin this thread.

 I miss hot dogs (2 years now, along with hamburgers). I haven't been adventurous enough to try the Tofurky dogs yet. I just know it won't be the same experience.

 Let's just say that at the Oscar Meyer plant, the behavior was that all proteins are the same after being treated, cooked, and bound. I don't share the same sentiment.

I LOVE hot dogs....way more than my kids do.

I like them cooked, or cold, yes I know what goes into them, yes, I care, but I love the taste. I microwave mine most of the time for the quickness of it, especially when there is not much food in the house. I love them in macncheese. I don't have a preference for how I eat them: ketchup, mustard, on a bun, no bun, relish, etc. adnauseum...I also love brats and saurkraut!

I have to say I LOVE HOTDOGS too! My favorite are the real cheap ones ($.88 a pack) - burned just a tad on the grill so the skin is crispy! With just ketchup please, nothing else. I don't eat them often, but savor every single bite when I do indulge. I bought the "fancy" turkey dogs- those things are distusting! We threw them in the firepit to see if they would really burn or turn into rocks. They did eventually burn, but smelled gross. I  have lost over 50 lbs and I still enjoy a dog or two every month or so. Hmmm.... may have to have one tonight! Laughing

i'm just going to put this out there.  i mostly only eat hotdogs while camping, or from street vendors. and i freakin love hotdogs.

i'll pick mystery meat (ie: normal, crap) hotdogs over all beef any day.

About two months ago I took the plunge and bought some Hebrew National hot-dogs.  I had never done it before, because I could never bring myself to spend $6 for eight Hebrew National when that same $6 could get me around 20 Oscar Meyer or Bar-S hot-dogs on a good sale.  But now I have fallen in love with those puppies.  They're delicious and have been eating them a couple times a week now.

I still don't understand what Kosher means, though.  I love Kosher pickles, too.  Maybe Kosher just means "yummy".

As I reminisce favorable hot-dog memories, I always go back to Golden Gate park in San Francisco.  After walking in the park and building up a good appetite, the hot dog vendors look like the holy grail.  The vendors there have this red onion sauce that was out of this world.  I think it might be the same stuff that the New Yorkers use.  I really need to figure out how to make that stuff myself.

Same thing with Nurnberg, Germany.  After walking around the market place / town square and getting mighty hungry, just jump into one of those hole-in-the-walls and grab a freshly open-fire-roasted bratwurst in a bun and a beer.  Awesomeness.  Unfortunately, this is really the only decent food I ever found in Germany... well Nurnberg's gingerbread was quite awesome... and also the Gyros vendors.

 

 

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