Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    natural casing beef frankfurters (I like Boar's Head brand)
  • 4
    hot dog buns (with poppyseeds if you can find them)
  • 1
    small onion, diced fine
  • 3 -4
    teaspoons sweet pickle relish (bright green type if you can find it!)
  • 1
    cold-pack kosher dill pickle, quartered lengthwise
  • 1
    small tomatoes, sliced into julienne strips
  • 4 -8
    pickled sport bell peppers or 4 -8 tiny hot peppers (Kroger sells these)
  • dusseldorf-style brown mustard, with horseradish,to taste (may use yellow mustard)
  • poppy seed (omit if using seeded buns)
  • beer, for simmering (standard golden lager preferred; not authentic) (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Simmer frankfurters in beer or water for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Warm buns in microwave, until slightly warm and soft.
  • To assemble hot dogs, place frank in each bun.
  • Add mustard to taste; top with dill spear, relish, onion, tomato, and 1-2 sport peppers (Jalapenos"might" be a reasonable substitute if you are desperate to find the sport peppers, but the taste won't be quite the same).
  • Sprinkle with celery and poppy seeds.
  • Serve.
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