We have been really, really lazy to cook for the past couple of months so not much to report from here, unfortunately.
We did have a hot dog party a couple of months ago, but we did make the job easier by buying -- well, hot dogs, of course, from the store.
We had three different types of dogs: all-beef frankfurters, bratwursts, and jalapeño cheese smokies. These are all standard issue dogs from any mainstream superstore.
I know, I know, I got my meat grinder already but I haven't opened the box yet. The grinder attachment and stuffer have been sharing space with my computer here on my desk.
We did try to dress up the party by having different toppings for the dogs. It's mix and match to get the dog you want.
left: JS' Homemade Teriyaki Sauce; right: Teriyaki Mayo
left: Grated Daikon; right: Shredded Nori (Seaweed)
left: Green Onions; right: Sautéed Cabbage
left: Pineapple Madras Curry Mayo; right: Sautéed Onions
left: Chili; right: Grated Cheddar
We also had regular ol' condiments available, as well as lightly pickled Japanese cucumbers, just because Mama and CSC love them.
On the Grill
All-beef frankfurters, bratwursts, and jalapeño cheese smokies.
Look at Them Dogs!
Of course, everyone was free to mix-and-match toppings as they saw fit, but here are four dogs we made as "suggestions" to the guests. ;)
Chili Cheese Dog
All-beef Frank or Jalapeño Cheese Smokie + Chili + Sautéed Onions + Grated Cheddar
I am a chili cheese dog gal myself. Drool.
Any dog, brushed with teriyaki while grilling + Teriyaki Mayo + Nori (Seaweed)
What's a Vancouver hot dog party without ripping-off some Japadogs? ;)
(Yes, I know I could've shredded the nori more finely, but I was feeling lazy, as usual.)
Try a brat here (although all-beef frank is pictured).
Brat + Sautéed Cabbgae + Grated Daikon + Teriyaki + Green Onions
The other Japadog rip-off, except we added sautéed cabbage and used teriyaki sauce instead of their "special soy sauce" that was too, too salty.
Brat + Pineapple Madras Curry Mayo + Sautéed Onions + Green Onions
Here we are trying to be creative. ;)
I certainly had fun mixin' and matchin' dogs. My father, not big fan of dogs, even said, "Wow, I never knew hot dogs could be a meal in itself."
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Dogs featured on eatingclub vancouver
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DougieDog (March 2010)
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Hot Dog Party: Oroshi, Terimayo, Chili Cheese, Pineapple Madras