How To: Prepare classic Chicago style hot dogs

Prepare classic Chicago style hot dogs

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Follow along and see how easy it is to make a classic Chicago style hot dog.


4 all-natural uncured franks
4 hot dog buns, preferably studded with poppy seeds
4 1/4-inch-thick cucumber rounds, halved
1 ripe tomato, cut into 8 wedges
Yellow mustard
4 dill pickle spears
8 hot "sport" peppers or sliced banana peppers
4 tablespoons finely chopped white or yellow onion
Sweet pickle relish
Celery salt

Bring a small saucepan filled with water to a boil. Add hot dogs and cook 4 to 5 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 170°F. If desired, warm buns in microwave for 10 seconds or toast in a pan. Nestle each hot dog into a bun.

Arrange cucumber slices along one side, tomato wedges on the other. Top with mustard, pickle spear, sport peppers, onions and relish. Add a fine sprinkle of celery salt and your dog is ready to enjoy.

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