The Kitchen's Guide to Hot Dog Toppings
Teach your old (hot) dog new tricks!
When you're creating a Labor Day with very little labor, you don't have to simply pull the dogs off the grill and serve – up your game and present all of the toppings as a mix-and-match hot dog bar. Give them a guide and list the fun names on a menu board. Guests can get creative with these three flavor profiles, pick and choose from the standards or create their own.
Sunny's "Baloney" Dog
- Dijon mustard
- American cheese
- Shredded iceberg lettuce
- Chopped tomatoes
- Crushed hot cheese snacks
In some countries, mayo is a common condiment on a hotdog. Crisp iceberg lettuce gives a fresh bite and unique texture to the dog.
Katie's "Purple Rain" Dog
- Spicy mayo mustard (equal parts spicy mustard and mayonnaise)
- Store-bought purple sauerkraut
A classic combination for a brat but it's delicious on a hotdog, too!
Jeff's "Mauro Cubano" Dog
- Yellow mustard
- Grilled ham
- Swiss cheese sauce (recipe available here)
- Dill pickles
This dog combines the classic toppings of a Cubano sandwich nestled onto a delicious hotdog. The dog subs in for the roast pork!