Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with The Morning Thing!
Whether they are grilled, boiled, broiled, pan-fried, rotisserie cooked, cooked on a stick over a campfire or any other way, hot dogs are a favorite summertime staple. They are loved by children and adults alike plain or garnished with one or a combination of mustard, ketchup, onions, mayonnaise, relish, cheese, bacon, chili, or sauerkraut.
May 31, 2012 – World record for the most expensive hot dog. The “California Capitol City Dawg” sold for $145.49 at Capitol Dawg in Sacramento, California. The “California Capitol City Dawg” features:
- A grilled 18″ all-beef, in natural casing frank from Chicago
- served on a fresh-baked herb and oil focaccia roll spread with white truffle butter, then grilled
- topped with whole grain mustard from France, garlic and herb mayonnaise
- sauteed chopped shallots, organic mixed baby greens, maple syrup
- marinated/fruit-wood smoked uncured bacon from New Hampshire
- chopped tomatoes, sweetened dried cranberries, chopped tomato
- expensive moose cheese from Sweden
- basil olive oil/pear-cranberry-coconut balsamic-vinaigrette and ground peppercorn
- Proceeds from the sale of each 3 lb. super dog are donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Here is a quick guide to Regional Hot Dog Styles (from ABC News). Five regional hot dog varieties that you should know and taste.
If ketchup and mustard are boring to you, please check out this list of 15 outrageous hot dog toppings! WOW!
….And here is a link to more CRAZY hot dog toppings.
Today, The Morning Thing also told you about the “Fill the Bus” campaign – a collection of school supplies for families in Knox County. We talked with Jennifer Odenweller, Executive Director of the United Way of Knox County. Click here to hear that conversation and how you can help kids get ready to go back to school.