Old Fashioned Luncheonette Hot Dog

Recipe by DiLo4602
READY IN: 15mins


  • 8
    hot dogs, sliced down the middle, but not all the way through
  • 8
    buns, soft and fresh from the bakery
  • 1
    onion, chopped or sliced in rings
  • oil, a splurt...for cooking
  • butter, (real butter!) to spread on buns


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan to medium heat.
  • Prepare fresh buns by opening and buttering them.
  • Add sliced or chopped onions to fry. When browned, remove onions to keep warm, or keep them in the pan pushed to the side.
  • Slice hot dogs down the middle but not all the way through (keep it connected). You want to pry them open to have a double wide face down hot dog.
  • Lay them flat, cut side down in the seasoned pan and cook until brown, Flip to the other side and brown.
  • When browned to your liking, remove from pan. Keep pan on medium heat.
  • Put buttered buns face down in the hot pan to toast them (I press them down a couple of times so butter and pan connect). When nice and brown, remove them.
  • Assemble the hot dog and sauteed onions into the bun.
  • Dress with mustard and ketchup and anything else your heart desires! Pour a nice, ice cold Coke with a straw, add some krinkle fries, and enjoy a trip back in time!