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Hot dogs are one of the most popular summer dishes. In fact, Americans eat about 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council. That’s a lot of hot dogs and my kids are doing their part to add to this number.
Funny though, when I was a kid I thought that I didn’t like hot dogs. It wasn’t until my early twenties that I tried hot dogs again, but this time with mustard and sauerkraut. As it turns out I just didn’t like ketchup on hot dogs. While my kids eat them the conventional way I prefer them with fresh toppings and make them a true food experience.
To craft our delicious gourmet hot dogs we went to Safeway and bought some Park’s Finest™ Frankfurters from Ball Park®. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill hot dogs, these are gourmet hot dogs. Yes, there really is such a thing!
We chose the slow smoked hickory and signature seasoned varieties. They also have cracked dijon mustard dogs that sound delicious and is definitely a must try on my list.
For our spread we put out our usual favorites: sauerkraut, various mustards, banana peppers, roasted red peppers, dill relish, colored bell peppers, red onions, cole slaw, homemade pico de gallo, cilantro, onions, and hoagie rolls capable of holding all of the deliciousness.
#StartYourGrill to get the most flavor out of your hot dogs. If this doesn’t say summer then I don’t know what does.
We all have our favorites and had a lot of fun putting together our own delicious combinations. I ended up with what I called a Chihuahua and a Dachshund. See what I did there? The Chihuahua had Mexican inspired toppings- homemade pico de gallo, fresh cilantro, and chipotle mayonnaise. The Dachshund had German inspired toppings – dill pickle relish, sauerkraut, bell peppers, red onion, and grainy German mustard.
I can honestly say that these were two of the best hot dogs I have ever had in my life! We will be doing this again very soon and often.
Made with 100% beef, no artificial preservatives or flavors, and no nitrates, I highly recommend that you head out to your nearest Safeway store and try Park’s Finest. Print this coupon and get $0.55 off a package from 5/26/14 through 6/1/14.