The other night, I tried making my own version of a gourmet hot dog. What can I say, I love hot dogs 🙂
Though the picture I took came out so-so (because it was at night in my kitchen and I’m still learning about lighting) the dog turned out Y-U-M.
I started out with a pretty high quality dog — Niman Ranch dogs. You can get beef, chicken, or pork and chicken. Whatever you prefer. I barbecued the dogs on our small table top grill and toasted the sourdough hoagie bread on there, too. I carmelized the onions (in olive oil and garlic powder) then sauteed them with mushrooms. Since the onions and mushrooms were nice and warm I put them on the dog first and then added the cheese to preference. It melted nicely on the dog, actually.
The fries are sweet potato fries. I peeled the sweet potatoes, and cut it up into fry shape. I fried them up in canola oil. I added kosher sea salt afterwards plus added some garlic powder on them, too. They were sooo tasty.
This was very filling on its own and Honey was quite satisfied. I’m definitely going to make other gourmet hot dog variations in the future. Probably with avocado …