Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Hot Dog of the Month: The New Yorker

For years, this was my favourite way to eat a hot dog. Just a good, plain frankfurter in a white bun, topped with soft, browned onions and drizzled with American-style mustard. It's the cartoon equivalent of the hot dog - instantly recognisable and associated with 1950s diners and street carts in New York. Sauerkraut is also a New York tradition with hot dogs - have it without the onions and the mustard, or pile high with onions and ketchup too. 



american hot dog mustard onions

The New Yorker Hot Dog
Peel and slice a small onion and fry in a little oil until very soft and browned, turning them sweet and slightly sticky. Grill or pan-fry your frank until it's golden on all sides and heated all the way through. Split a white hot dog bun and slide in the frank, topping with the onions (or saurkraut if you prefer) and then drizzle with American-style, yellow mustard. You'll need a napkin. 

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