Chicago Style Hot Dogs …

It’s bad that whenever we go to visit family in the Midwest, (Chicago to be exact), the first thing Hubby does is start looking for a hot dog stand … all he wants is a Dog. Chicago Style. Even my kids, the pickiest one of them all, enjoys them. Not sure if it’s the sport pepper or what …

Heck, even I like them and they have mustard and relish on them! Two things I don’t particularly care for!

So we try to recreate things that we like at home … and of course, these are pretty dang easy. So much so that when Princess had to contribute to a “Food Tradition” project at school her senior year, this is what she took … (we added green food coloring to the relish to make it brighter green and cut the dogs and buns in half)

Here’s what you need:

Dogs … these need to be a good quality dog. This time around I used the Oscar Meyer Select Chicago style dogs. I like these as they don’t have a whole lot of extras in them!

Buns – squishy white buns. If you can find them, with black sesame seeds. I can never find!

Relish  (sweet)

Yellow mustard

diced white onions

sport peppers – these are super hot and I never eat them but a little juice is kind of good

tomato – either thin wedged or slices (never diced!)

pickle spear

Cook your dogs in a large skillet with a little water in the pan to sort of steam fry them.

Cool Grill Pan
With a heavy lid to press down on

Squirt mustard on one side of bun. Place your tomato (if using) on other side. Add n your hot dog and top with onions on side and relish on other. Put the pickle over the top and the sport pepper along side. Squish bun and enjoy over a plate!

LOVE potato rolls!
Condiments … this is what makes it a Chicago Style Hot Dog

We didn’t do the tomato or the pickle spear as you see, therefore it was NOT dragged through the garden.

Not a necessity but it brings back memories of the Midwest for me


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