The hot dog that will "salt" your life – Italian Cuisine


Appears in every movie, series or cartoon, the Hot dog or if you like it more "hot dog" it is the best dish when you don't want to know about it. It is certainly also a good idea when you want to add a Yankee touch to the usual grill. But wait, we'll tell you more. It is the best meal when your mind is dreaming of walking through the great streets of New York. We know that you seem to smell that freshly cooked sausage smell, steaming and ready to be bitten. On the other hand, how can you resist it?

The hot dog and its origins

The hot dog it is a meal with very humble origins, very cheap, extremely tasty, which is easily eaten walking down the street and which comes from the old continent. The meat sausage which forms the basis of the Hot Dog is called Frankfurter, a thin and elongated frankfurter, very popular in Germany. But with the German immigration from overseas together with the mustard, to Bretzel and to many other things that have influenced American habits, one has also been introduced canine race typical until then only of Central Europe: the "Dachshund ", or the dachshund. And through popular jargon, immigrants used to call the Frankfurters by this name (dachshund), because it recalled their characteristic elongated shape. Funny isn't it?

Sauces and toppings

Obviously as a symbol of fast food and street food, eaten strictly with the hands in the company of a beautiful fresh beer, has become a delicacy also prepared at home: in reality there are few ingredients with which it can be globally stuffed and with which to prepare your tables in American style: frankfurter, clearly, covered with ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise, to which you can also add vegetables such as salad, tomato, onion, sauerkraut, or bacon or cheese. Thus, just to give a lighter appearance. Obviously it is only appearance.

Keep in mind, however, that to have a good hot dog you cannot rely only on excellent bread, which must always be soft and warm. Secondly, it is essential to choose the right combinations for the filling, always choosing the ingredients you love the most. But the real touch can create a unique mix of flavors is the choice of sauce. The best one is there mustard: with a strong and unmistakable taste, it is a typical condiment of French cuisine and much loved by the British and Germans. Traditional in combination with hot dogs and frankfurters, in reality it has many applications in the kitchen as well as a worldwide reputation, bringing true satisfaction to the taste buds. Frankfurters and hot dogs also go perfectly there Tzatziki sauce, the guacamole and barbecue sauce.

Würstel from Germany

In addition to American hot dogs, there are many types of sausages all over the world. If we move in Germany, particularly in the area of ​​Bavaria you can taste many different types of sausages (among these i white sausages , which traditionally were served at breakfast, and the original version of the German hot dog with sauerkraut). TO Berlininstead one cannot fail to taste the Currywurst, a sausage dish, or "bratwurst " as the Germans call it, topped with a curry sauce and tomato puree, usually accompanied with fries.

Buying Guide

For hot dogs, soft semi-sweet rolls of oval and elongated shape are normally used, also sold in bags at the supermarket. Alternatively, oil sandwiches or durum wheat strips are also good. On the other hand, frankfurters are based on pork, veal, beef, chicken, turkey or mixed meat. In any case, we must always try to prefer those of good quality. Better a purchase from the butcher than anywhere else.

Here are some ideas for you …

183973Classic hot dog with chips

Poke four frankfurters in several places with a toothpick, or make an incision lengthwise.
Put them in a pot with plenty of water and bring them to a boil, cooking them for 5 minutes.
You can also roast them on the griddle or sauté them in a non-stick pan. Meanwhile put
in a pan two cspoonfuls of oil with 1/2 sliced ​​onion, combine 350 g of sauerkraut in a jar and cook for about half an hour.
Divide in half four soft rolls, horizontally, and brown them on a plate or under the grill. Spread them to taste, with mustard or ketchup, stuff them with i sauerkraut and frankfurters and complete with fries.

183974Hot dog with bacon and scamorza cheese

Cut 100 grams of smoked scamorza thinly sliced. Brown eight slices of bacon in a non-stick frying pan, until crispy. Divide in half 4 sandwiches, brown them under the grill and spread with a thin layer of rustic mustard. Fill it with slices of smoked cheese and bacon, and join it to the würstel warm up and pass them under the grill for another 2 minutes.

183975Hot dog with grilled onions

Peel 2 golden onions and cut them into 1/2 cm thick washers. Cook on the grill 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden and drizzle with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, salt and chilli powder. Divide in half 4 sandwiches, heat them on the plate or under the grill, spread them with the mustard and stuff them with the washers of grilled onions and hot frankfurters.

183976Tex-Mex style hot dog

Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 4 tablespoons of Ketchup, 4 drops of Tabasco, 1 tablespoon of sugar. Add 1 jar of drained boiled borlotti beans, blend with 2 tablespoons of White vinegar, sauté for 2-3 minutes and salt. Divide in half and toast 4 sandwiches on the plate and stuff them with the beans get ready and hot frankfurters.

183977Hot dog Mediterranean taste

Clean 4 small ones peppers multi-colored fleshy and cut into small pieces. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan with one clove of garlic chopped and one onion sliced. Add the peppers, a tablespoon of ketchup and chili sauce. Add salt, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.
Divide in half 4 sandwiches, brown them on the plate, then fill them with peperonata and i hot sausages.

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