Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The World Champion of Hot Dogs

Posted by Michael

At long last it has arrived….the world’s perfect hot dog.  Behold the Bacon Maple Slaw Dog! Start with real bacon (avoid packaged bacon bits at all cost).  For the truly committed, you can cook the hot dog in the leftover bacon grease (Paula Deen would be proud).  Once you’ve topped your hot dog of choice with the slightly crispy bacon, drizzle real maple syrup over the top. Order is important here, the maple syrup really needs to be soaking into the bacon. The final touch is mounds of cole slaw. I recommend making your own if possible. Buying slaw is like wearing another person’s socks, it shouldn’t be done unless you have no other choice. I have a deep and abiding love for this new hot dog creation and plan to eat one on the morning of my heart surgery which I’m sure will now be coming in the next couple of years. If you have a hot dog creation of your own, please share.


  1. First of all, the dog must be 100% beef, and preferably kosher. That's just how I roll. Then, it must be spiral-sliced and cooked on the grill til awfully close to burnt. Did that for my community group on Independence Day. Everyone agreed that spiral sliced was the best. Here is a YouTube video of how to spiral slice. Ignore the evil at the end as the narrator puts ketchup on the dog, which is a cardinal sin, in my opinion.

    Acceptable toppings are sauerkraut and brown mustard.