As July scorches, the nation marks National Hot Dog Month. From New York’s garlicky kosher dogs to Chicago-style red hots, it’s time to celebrate encased meat on a bun.
The more seriously you take your wurst selection, the more memorable your dining will be. Source your wieners from your local corner butcher shop where they take pride in making tubular charcouterie designed to impress your guests.
For the hot dog connoisseur who insists on keeping it real, The Authentic New York Hot Dog Vendor Cart is identical to those found on the streets and in the parks of New York City today. Three steamer trays each hold up to 20 hot dogs or sausages. Don’t use skinless dogs in a hot water cart as they will blow up like zeppelins and lose their flavor. Natural sheep casing dogs are the gourmet choice and hold up for hours in a cart.
Skinless dogs please kids and are best griddled or grilled. They also make a great choice for campfire cooking. The Campfire Roasting Rod enables campers to roast hot dogs and toast marshmallows with a unique design that is held like a fishing pole. Gently jigging the pole upwards—just like setting the hook while fishing—flips the roasting spits over for even cooking.
Summer is fleeting, so this weekend leave the T-bones in the freezer in favor of something more tubular…get some New York garlic dogs, spicy Hungarian brats, Maxwell Street polish or foot-long wieners and have some good fun in a bun!