|Making homemade vegan hot dogs.|
When I was young, my mother use to work a night shift from 7 pm until midnight. I never waited up for her as I always had school the next day. She would always wake me up when she got home and surprise me with a hot dog smothered in onions, chili and nacho cheese. Still until this day, I have garnered such a fondness for them.
And granted I haven't had a meat hot dog in over 20 years, I have to admit I love veggie dogs more so than ever. With so many ways to execute them, I always find myself getting creative and inspired in the kitchen.
To celebrate today, I want to share with you several variations of veggie hot dogs I have made.
|Nacho Chili Cheese Veggie Dog.|
Although it doesn't embody the classic one I tried when I was a child, it tastes a million times better and doesn't harm animals. It also goes great with an ice cold Budweiser.
And if I am being honest, I find myself wanting to try so many different types of veggie dogs because it seems like you can do so much with these. Everything from the bread to the sauce is destined to he tested.
On another note, another rendition of the classic hot dog that I loved making, was my interpretation of a classic Chicago dog. As this is 100% vegetarian and plant-based, I love this because of the flavor and overall execution. If I were sitting at a baseball game and looking to satisfy my cravings, I would aim to enjoy this wonderful food.
|Chicago Style Veggie Dog.|
My Chicago style hot dog consists of a homemade veggie dog, homemade hot dog bun, homemade kosher dill pickles, shredded cheddar cheese and spicy Dijon mustard garnished with diced spring onion.
And whether you are enjoying a cold brew of your favorite beer or even a cold brisk Sprite, it just doesn't get any better.
My final veggie dog that I will sharing for National Hot Dog Day 2019 is the Mediterranean hot dog. I have yet to see this in any restaurant because I have dined at so many and yet to find one on the menu. As risky as it is make this particular veggie dog, believe it or not the reward is well worth it.
Why? Because it is amazing. For this particular hot dog, everything is homemade but the veggies and the cheese. But what makes the Mediterranean dog so great is its use of ingredients that work together that really stand out. For this particular veggie dog, I garnished diced red onion, feta cheese and burgundy olives. For the sauce, I made a honey oil sauce with a little bit of lemon, saffron and za'atar.
|Mediterranean Veggie Dog.|
Of course this incredible veggie dog goes great with Persian doogh or even a frappe, but a San Pellegrino will do too.
I hope you are having a wonderful day. Happy National Hot Dog Day!