Tuesday, June 01, 2010

For Those Who Like Hot Dogs for Breakfast

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.


Kelly said...

Now I want a hot dog! I rarely eat these things but cocktail weenies in a cresent roll sounds really good. Hopefully, these thoughts will pass for both of us:)

Kathryn said...

I'm OK with salsa and lettuce and cheese, but I draw the line at flour tortillas. I think they taste like paper towels. I don't even like burritos (except the insides), which is why I love burrito bowls (no tortilla!) But I do love corn tortillas. If you are making quesadellas, make mine corn.

Left over hot dogs get cut up and eaten with baked beans. And as I Chicago Vienna Hot Dog fiend, I say NO KETCHUP!

Donna said...

Oops. I totally forgot to say that I have eaten this for breakfast, thus the title of the post.

LivnLaf said...

Almost spoken like a true New Englander...but I beg to differ slightly: Every Saturday night we had Franks and (B&M Baked) Beans and (B&M) Brown Bread. Wegman's carries B&M Beans and Brown Bread...a true throw back to my childhood days. Thanks for the memory.

Anna van Schurman said...

Okay, on Monday I started writing a hot dog post (schedule for tomorrow) and then today first Coni then you with the hot dogs. I've been scooped. Though you will see several other ways to eat a dog. I guess we all have grilling on the mind now that summer is official!

Natasha said...

I would totally eat it like that. Oohhhh a pig in a blanket sounds so good right now LOL But I love my hot dogs with beanless chili and cole slaw salt and pepper MmmmMmmm good.

Thanks for making me crave a hotdog at 7 a.m LOL
Take Care ;)