Everything you wanted to know about hot dogs

Spiral cut hot dog
Hot dogs are synonymous with summer - at least here in the United States - but sausages are also world-wide, so we thought this article from Leslie Hatfield at the Huffington Post, All About Hot Dogs: Kosher Controversy, Label Confusion, Regional Flavors and More would appeal both to those of us celebrating summer and the 4th of July and those who want insight into one of the weirder American food traditions.

This article will tell you everything you need to know about hot dogs, with several links to videos, including one on how hot dogs are made, one on Nathan's famous hot dog eating championship - started as a way to show patriotism and now actually televised live - and a great video (from Chow) on how to easily spiral cut a hot dog. This technique maximizes the caramelized grilled flavor, increases meat to condiment ratio, and allows the dog to fit more easily in a bun. Enjoy!

1 Comment

  • roxlet  on  7/4/2012 at 9:39 AM

    I think that's only for skinless dogs!

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