How to Cook a Hot Dog

As preparation for your fourth of July barbecue, watch this video about how to cook a hot dog. It's very clever, despite being spoiled somewhat at the end by the application of ketchup to the finished dog. As Dirty Harry once said, nobody but nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog!

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I live in a free country where I can put whatever I want on my hot dog.

By Bayesian Bouff… (not verified) on 04 Jul 2012 #permalink

A hot dog is just a cheap version of a brat. Best with kraut and dijon or similar mustard. Relish to taste. Some also add a beer drenching. Might also good for a dog. To date the *only* beer that I use for this is Miller High Life -- an older flavor.

By Collin "Cheese… (not verified) on 04 Jul 2012 #permalink

Nostalgia time. While I was in high school we did extensive modification of barns, pens, fences, etc. on the ranch. I would get off the bus and walk the mile down the lane to the house. On the kitchen table I would find ten wienies, a loaf of white bread and a jar of mustard. I would put the wienies on to steam and go change into my work clothes. I would lay out ten slices of bread, slather them with mustard, and add a wienie to each. As soon as I finished my after school snack, I would go out and work, joining my mother and father. I would work until sundown, then do the chores, and go to the house. Mother would have supper ready, which was good because I would be starving by then.

By Jim Thomerson (not verified) on 04 Jul 2012 #permalink

What kind of journalism is that? Why ten wienies? Ten wienies sounds like a lot for one person. Were they all for you, or did you share them with the parents, or did you have siblings?

By Bayesian Bouff… (not verified) on 05 Jul 2012 #permalink

I put ketchup on my hotdog. But first I put sauerkraut to it. And snippets of onions.

MNb --

I'm sorry to hear about the ketchup, but I'm with you on the sauerkraut. As far as I'm concerned, hot dogs exist primarily as a platform for sauerkraut!

Back in the good old days, wieners were ten to the pound. Mother would buy 10 pound cartons and put them up by the pound in plastic bags in the deep freeze. At the time I was 6 ft 2, weighed about 170, consumed about 5000 calories a day, and did a man's work on the ranch.

By Jim Thomerson (not verified) on 06 Jul 2012 #permalink

So, let me get this straight, Dan:1. It's OK to (a) coprmae the citizens of entire states of the US to Islamic fundamentalists, who are widely known for imposing Sharia on their people, forcing women to dress a certain way by law, permitting women to be beaten, even killed for the crime of being raped and unable to prove it with a sufficient number of male witnesses, who are widely know for supporting terrorism and producing the bulk of the world's terrorists, who have intentionally killed innocents by the thousands in the most horrible ways and have expressed the desire to do so again and again, and who run the world's most undemocratic and benighted countries, and (b) say something as plug ignorant of not only these facts but of Islam and Christianity too as “fundamentalist Christians and Islamists are spiritual soul mates. 2. And, all the while doing this awful disparaging of Americans concerning their purported ignorance of science, showing to the reader that English grammar is not exactly your strong suit is also hunky-dory,BUT, pointing this simple fact out is verboten?OK. Noted. Disparaging commenters = bad. Disparaging groups = OK. Seems simple enough. I shall endeavor to comply.