Boil or pan-fry? Ava likes them pan-fried and Chef Mike likes them boiled. It's your choice! Every day after elementary school, my dad would pick me up, walk me to the corner and buy a hot dog from the stand on the street. I always had mine with either mustard and sauerkraut or a hearty dollop of relish. The memory of standing on 88th and Central Park West with cars, buses and people bustling by is vivid. All sounds stopped as I ate that hot dog. Bun slightly sweet, the snap of the hot dog casing as I bit into it, the slight heat from the mustard and the tang of the sauerkraut or the zing of the relish. Eating it only made me hungrier. I want to replicate that highly appetizing dog here in my grown-up Iron Chef version.