Hot Dog Friday: Chicago dog

Greetings, fellow food lovers. Last year I did a feature on Grub For Guys on Hot Dogs for July 4 weekend. Being that July 4 is a month away, I’m going to declare Fridays in June Hot Dog Friday and give you a different hot dog recipe each week. But first I will recap the ones I posted last year in that article, and then give you a few new ones for July 4 weekend. First up, the classic Chicago dog:

Basic Chicago Dog
True hot dog fans have tasted Chicago style dogs and not wanted to ever have them another way. Trust me, they are that good. Here is our take, and it may or may not be authentic, but it’s close enough.

4 all-beef hot dogs
4 hot dog buns
Yellow mustard
¼ cup sweet relish (bonus points if you can find that neon green stuff they use in the Windy City)
1 small dill pickle, chopped
½ medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
½ small tomato, seeded and chopped
Pickled jalapenos or skinny pickled chili peppers
Sprinkle of celery salt

Grill dogs on medium high heat, and about 2 minutes into the cooking time, carefully (and by that, I mean without burning your hands off) cut a sliver down the center of each dog, about halfway through it. Turn every minute or so to avoid burning, then assemble by placing a dog in a bun and topping evenly with remaining ingredients.

Bring on the summertime!


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