The Atlanta Dog: just peachy! Photo courtesy
If you own a grill, chances are you’ll be using it this weekend to make hot dogs and other favorites. For a gourmet hot dog experience, Applegate Organic and Natural Meats—whose hot dogs count among our favorites—has provided some very special recipes.
Here are 13 recipes representing cities nationwide.
It’s impossible to think of Georgia without imagining orchards full of peach trees and fields of sweet onions. In the ATL, they come together into one delicious hot dog topping. Pickled jalapeños bring the tang and heat to a fresh, juicy relish On the side: sweet tea, of course. Recipe.
BOISE DOG: Baked Potato “Bun” With Bacon, Sour Cream & Chives
At first glance, this specialty of The City Of Trees might look like a regular hot dog set-up. But look again, and you’ll see a fluffy baked potato standing in for the bun: a fitting homage to the Idaho potato! Recipe.
BOSTON DOG: Baked Beans, Crumbled Bacon & Chopped Onions
There‘s a double hit of bacon on this dog from Beantown: both cooked with the beans and crumbled on top. Recipe.
CINCINNATI Dog: Cincinnati Chili, Cheddar Cheese & Onions
The Queen City is keen on chili dogs. Cincinnati-style chili—mildly spiced and very meaty—makes an ideal hot dog topper. Keep some in the freezer and pull it out any time you need a fix. Recipe.
COLUMBIA, S.C. OOG: Pimiento Cheese, Yellow Mustard & Diced Onions
In The Capital of Southern Hospitality, pimiento cheese is a Southern classic, and its sharp creaminess turns out to be a natural with hot dogs. Recipe.
DENVER DOG: Green Chile, Red Onions, Jalapeños & Sour Cream
The Mile-High City deserves a hot dog with miles of flavor. A touch of sour cream tames the heat of roasted green chile sauce, chopped onions, and jalapeños. Recipe.
HONOLULU DOG: Pineapple Relish, Lemon-Garlic Mayo & Starfruit
Hot dog stands in Hawaii offer a range of tropical toppings—think relishes made from coconut, mango or papaya. This recipe, inspired by The Big pineapple, pairs a snappy pineapple relish with a cool lemony mayo and slices of starfruit. Aloha! Recipe.
LOS ANGELES DOG: Red Cabbage & Scallion Slaw, Kimchi & Sesame Mayo
The City of Angels is a city of many cultures and cuisines. Based on the now-famous Kogi Dog from the original Kogi food truck in L.A., this hot dog explodes with flavors and textures: fiery, tangy, creamy, crisp, nutty. A squirt of sriracha sauce completes the Asian theme. Recipe.
The Boise Dog: adapting a baked potato to a hot dog. Photo courtesy Applegate.
NEW ORLEANS DOG: Muffuletta Olive Salad
The Big Easy is known for its flavorful food. A favorite local condiment—finely chopped salad of olives, pickled vegetables, garlic and capers—makes a vinegary counterpoint to meaty dogs. Recipe.
NEW YORK CITY DOG: New York City: Sauerkraut & Spicy Mustard
The Big Apple chooses a classic combination of crisp, vinegary kraut and spicy brown mustard. It’s so simple, yet so good. Recipe.
PHILADELPHIA DOG: Pepper Hash & Spicy Mustard
Pepper hash, a traditional accompaniment to hot dogs in the City of Brotherly Love, is a sweet, vinegary slaw. Sometimes the hot dogs are served with a smashed fish and potato cake, too, but you can simply finish your dog with a drizzle of spicy mustard. Recipe.
SAN FRANCISCO DOG: Carrot, Cucumber & Radish Salad With Herb Mayonnaise
Inspired by the incredible produce available in the Bay Area, this colorful salad topping is refreshing and beautiful. The green herb-flecked mayo adds a touch of richness to this Fog City dog. Recipe.
TAMPA DOG: Cuban-Style With Ham, Swiss & Pickles
There’s no guava on this hot dog from The Big Guava. Instead, locals adapt the traditional Cuban sandwich combo of ham, Swiss and pickles to the hot dog. Recipe.
Baltimore, Chicago, Des Moines, Kennebunkport, Las Vegas, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Antonio, Santa Fe and Seattle.
Enjoy the holiday weekend!