A few years ago, I dunno, maybe 10 or 12, I saw a segment on Good Morning America about what to do with your leftovers from a BBQ.
And, no kidding, this is what Emeril Lagassee suggested for leftover hot dogs.
Heat the hot dog - microwave, sautee pan, whatever - and roll it up in flour tortilla with shredded lettuce, cheese, and salsa.
Take a minute.
Does that sound good or bad to you?
I'll tell you that I deliberately grilled an extra hot dog the next time I was cooking to try this.
And I don't know why hot dog tacos haven't caught on. 'Cause they are really good.
And every now and then I do this taco thing with my hot dogs, though I am usually a traditionalist who likes the works on my half smoke at Nats Park. And at home I go for mustard, relish, and celery salt on a proper New England style bun - thank you Wegman's for making these and selling them here in the mid-Atlantic states.
Other ways we serve hot dogs at my house:
In the late spring and early summer - boil a mess of beets and beet greens and new potatoes and throw the hot dogs on top at the end. Eat the beet greens with vinegar. Yum. Other variation - substitute fresh from the garden green or yellow beans for the beets.
In the winter - once a decade or so - resurrect the old Pillsbury Dough Boy classic of hot dogs and cheese wrapped in crescent rolls and baked. Why is America fat? Anyone?
And finally - the stand-by Saturday lunch while watching Candlepin Bowling - hot dogs, bean, and brown bread. With lots of ketchup.
There you have it. My hot dog post for the week.
I think I've gotten it out of my system.