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Posted by meteora3255 (677 posts) 6 months, 25 days ago

Poll: Hot dog toppings (425 votes)

Plain/nothing 10%
Ketchup 58%
Mustard (Yellow) 61%
Mustard (Brown/other) 29%
Mayonnaise 12%
Relish 35%
Cheese 44%
Chili 44%
Onion 52%
Tomato 11%
Pickle 20%
Other (Specify) 15%

With Memorial Day (in the US) approaching we are hitting prime cookout season and that means hot dogs time. What do you duders and dudettes put on your dogs.

I'm either a simple yellow mustard and ketchup combo or chili, cheese and onion.

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#1 Posted by uhtaree (944 posts) -

Just yellow mustard in a real hurry to get hot dogs in my face. Chili and cheese on an ideal dog.

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#2 Posted by ArmedBear (274 posts) -

Cheese, chili, then onions. Mmmmm, heartburn and farts, but worth it.

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#3 Edited by MocBucket62 (2436 posts) -

DA best Hot Dog is a Dixie Dog. Comes with chili and coleslaw and it’s heavenly!

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#4 Posted by nutter (1615 posts) -

Plain’s good.

Good old fashioned mustard and ketchup.

Pulled pork and BBQ sauce.

Baked beans and bacon.

You can toss some shredded cheese on one, though as an adult, I’d PROBABLY avoid this unless it was a little on some chili, or something similar.

I’m not big on onions or relish and I’ve never heard of mayo on a dog (it’s a trap?).

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#5 Posted by JeremyF (290 posts) -

God, these forums always make me hungry.

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#6 Posted by DrFlapjack (373 posts) -

Usually just ketchup. If I'm feeling adventurous then I'll substitute coleslaw.

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#7 Posted by TheHT (15747 posts) -

When we used to make em we used to like having two done up with relish, ketchup, and mustard (yellow), and have another on the side that's just plain that we could scoff down. Mayonaise on all of them, of course.

Eventually I started going for extra old cheddar, because extra old cheddar on everything is great. Except egg salad. Cheese and egg salad is decidedly not great.

All very basic though. Seen some fancy stuff here and there that make me wanna try other things. I remember at one point putting some coleslaw on a hot dog, and that was pretty fuckin awesome. I think chili might be damn good. Onions too.

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#8 Posted by xanadu (1993 posts) -

plain ass hot dog is the grossest thing ever.

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#9 Edited by frytup (1182 posts) -

How is sauerkraut not listed? Obviously that, plus mustard and onion. I prefer mustard with actual flavor (not the plain yellow stuff), but I'm not that picky.

Alternatively - a pile of chili with onion and cheese.

Anyone who puts mayo on a hot dog is a monster, and ketchup is for children.

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#10 Edited by BabyChooChoo (7080 posts) -

When I'm at home, I just keep it simple with ketchup and/or mustard. If I'm at a cookout, restaurant, diner, 7-11, fast food joint, etc, I tend to go all out. Chili, cheese, onions, mustard, and ketchup and whatever else if I can fit it all. Just fuck my insides up, fam.

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#11 Posted by Zeik (5174 posts) -

Usually nothing or light ketchup/mustard.

If I'm not in the mood for a generic hot dog I'll go baked beans and cheese. Especially if it's more of a bratwurst than hot dog.

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#12 Posted by Quid_Pro_Bono (1127 posts) -

Sauerkraut, onions, and brown mustard. Hell yeah.

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#13 Edited by ShaggE (9134 posts) -

Ketchup and mustard (either yellow or brown) for a quick, utilitarian dog.

Chili, cheese, and onion for a basic chili dog.

If I'm dogging properly, any (but never all) of the following may apply, plus or minus the aforementioned ketchup and/or mustard and/or onion: Sauerkraut, tomato, pickle. Anything else is a hot dog crime, and offenders should turn themselves in to the hot dog police.

Relish? That's a misdemeanor. Relish is a bad food item, but the dog can theoretically be saved if you pile so much shit on it that you can't taste any of the relish.

Mayo? Felony. 25 to life. What are you even doing at that point? You murdered the hot dog. It ain't coming back after that. That hot dog is not pining for the fjords, it is simply a dead hot dog. I am lesser for having shared a planet with a mayo-slathered frankfurter. I am a believer in live and let live when it comes to food preferences, but this is the pineapple pizza of hot dogs, and I shan't stand for it.

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#14 Posted by Rebel_Scum (1430 posts) -

Lately I've been having mine with mustard, tomato sauce, cheese, jalapeno's, sour cream then topped with hot sauce.

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#15 Posted by Efesell (4061 posts) -

Never chili, it's just a mess.

Otherwise I'm down for whatever. Never heard of mayo on a hotdog but hey why not.

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#16 Posted by BladedEdge (1284 posts) -

Aside from onions, which I decline, my typical hot-dog topping are all the top of the chart.

Ketchup, Mustard, Cheese, Chili. Not always at the same time, but those are the only accepting topping to put on a hot dog for me.

Shout-out to the mustard (yellow) and chilli dogs they make at a very local rural movie theater that are pretty much the best hotdogs I've ever had (cause the chili is exactly what I want out of them). Have bought 12 of those things (and eaten 6 during the movie, 6 during the evening) in one truly memorable binge.

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#17 Posted by Sarnecki (1330 posts) -

I voted ketchup, yellow mustard, onions, cheese, chili and tomato. With the exception of tomato those are all the most popular choices, which makes me feel super RIGHT.

I feel like I need to defend the tomato choice though. I can't think of a place that would even offer tomato, I just thought it sounded weird and interesting and I might try it if given the option.

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#18 Posted by xwillx (39 posts) -

I want so much yellow mustard you wont even see the dog.

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#19 Posted by SethMode (1713 posts) -

The answer is literally ANYTHING you like. I cannot fathom why people get precious about hot dogs of all things. Yellow, brown, spicy mustard, chilly, a pickle, a tomato, who cares?

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#20 Posted by Vextroid (1562 posts) -

Tomato Sauce and Cheese mainly. Some times onions If I feel like it.

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#21 Edited by CZYjoeDAVOLA (22 posts) -

Hot dogs are gross

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#22 Posted by xhaktmtjdnf (70 posts) -

@czyjoedavola: Just because it's the left over pieces of a pig stuffed into an edible casing doesn't make it gross; in fact it makes it delicious.

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#23 Edited by meteora3255 (677 posts) -

@sarnecki: Tomato is part of a "Chicago dog" which is pretty common in the Midwest.

@frytup: I associate sauerkraut with Polish sausage and brats but not a hit dog.

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#24 Posted by nnickers (444 posts) -

If I'm out: yellow mustard, relish, and onions
At home: yellow mustard and relish, because chopping onions is more effort than none

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#25 Posted by OurSin_360 (6089 posts) -

Ketchup, mustard, relish

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#26 Edited by Bane (858 posts) -

My parents brought back some Maple and Onion Jam from their camping trip to Georgia. It was delicious!

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#27 Posted by deactivated-5b85a38d6c493 (1990 posts) -

Plain yellow store brand mustard & ketchup, nothing fancy.

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#28 Posted by Hamst3r (5468 posts) -

I selected all of the options.

What I've been doing lately is Sriracha and Japanese Mayo, and the occasional Chili Cheese Dog.

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#29 Posted by Supernatural_Space_Honky (62 posts) -

What kind of sick bastard puts Mayo on a Hot Dog?

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#30 Edited by Zelyre (1894 posts) -

@sarnecki: Tomato slices are a staple of the Chicago dog. Super common in Illinois, but if you have a Portillos near you, those are Chicago dogs. I'm also going to say that since Dick Portillos sold Portillos to a holding company that's been aggressively expanding, it's gone from consistently good to pretty crappy 80% of the time.

If you're in Denver, there's Chicago Mike's and Chicago Style Beef and Dogs.

But, you have to have the beef hot dog on a Chicago dog. It has a bite to it and a saltiness to it that goes well with the toppings. The steamed sesame seed bun also kind of seems pretty important to me.

If you do a normal Oscar Meyer hot dog, it's pretty nasty.

Also, if you're ever in the Chicago land area, check out Super Dawg. They have their own sausage that's like a beef hot dog/polish sausage hybrid.

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#31 Edited by BBAlpert (2866 posts) -

Bright yellow mustard-ass mustard
A sinus-clearing spicy mustard (preferably with horseradish for extra oomph)
Chili, cheese, onions, gimme that Sonic the Hedgehog dog

I didn't eat breakfast this morning so looking at this topic was a huge mistake >_<

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#32 Posted by hakunin (547 posts) -

Plain. Just give me meat and bread, and I'm good.

Yes, I am a weird picky eater.

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#33 Posted by Shiftygism (716 posts) -

@xanadu: not if it's a high quality dog. A Polish sausage or cheddarwurst are great plain.

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#34 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (7349 posts) -
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Spicy Mustard, Green Tomato Piccalilli, and diced fresh onions.

A natural casing dog is best to get that 'snap', and you must brush the melted butter on the side of the buns - Grill the buns both-side down until lightly browned

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You gotta have a Rochester dog - I know it looks like Chili - but it's not, it's the hot sauce that goes on a garbage plate and it's incredible. Best served on a Zweigle's White Hot (better than a red hot) and also topped with onions and mustard.

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Oh and for the record - the best way to cook a hot dog is to slice it most of the way down the center, open it like butterfly wings and lay it flat on the grill. More room for that nice sear/grill marks

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#37 Posted by nutter (1615 posts) -

@frytup: I’ll put ketchup on burgers and dogs, but that’s about it. It’s bland, but plays nicely with other condiments.

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#38 Posted by TheKramer89 (552 posts) -

Sauerkraut, obvs...

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#39 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3997 posts) -

Drag that shit through the garden with a Chicago Dog, my man.


(Weird, can’t post an image on the mobile site...)

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#40 Posted by alwaysbebombing (2691 posts) -

Honey mustard!

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#41 Posted by AdamALC (263 posts) -

Depends on the hotdog, but for a good one Ketchup, Mustard, Slaw and Chili.

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#42 Posted by hippie_genocide (2388 posts) -

@sethmode said:

The answer is literally ANYTHING you like. I cannot fathom why people get precious about hot dogs of all things.

I know that you're right, but I can't change the way that I am.

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#43 Posted by SethMode (1713 posts) -

@sethmode said:

The answer is literally ANYTHING you like. I cannot fathom why people get precious about hot dogs of all things.

I know that you're right, but I can't change the way that I am.

Ah, it's okay, I still love you. Even as I was typing that I was thinking "But hot dogs ARE important!"

I just tend to like just about everything on them.

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#45 Posted by ripelivejam (12996 posts) -

Another hot dog.

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#46 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (7349 posts) -
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....pizza. Can I put pizza on my hotdog?

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#47 Posted by Efesell (4061 posts) -

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....pizza. Can I put pizza on my hotdog?

If I can still eat that pizza that has hot dog stuffed in the crust.

(I'm gonna anyway. No shame.)

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#48 Posted by bawbalewie1314 (71 posts) -

ketchup, mayo, onions, cheese, black olives on a garlic bread roll.

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#49 Posted by Stonyman65 (3785 posts) -

Ketchup, maybe some relish if I want something a little different. I can appreciate a good chili-cheese dog too if the chili doesn't have beans.

But the real shit is a Jimmy Buff Italian hot dog sandwich with or without Italian sausage and onions, peppers, and fried potatoes. That's some real-deal New Jersey shit right there.

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#50 Edited by andythemeZ (389 posts) -

Whatever’s on the Sonic Drive In “New Yorker” is fine by me.

Also agree with tstorm, whatever that dry flakey “chili” sauce stuff is ... they make them in Glens Falls area up upstate NY too, are great