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Best Hot Dog Toppings

What's Your Favorite Hot Dog Topping?

This weekend will be prime hot dog grilling time, and I'm already scheming about which toppings to offer when I set up my next hot dog bar. I'm not known to turn down any dog, whether it's done up with chili and cheese, Coney Island-style, or with just a slather of ketchup and mustard. But my hands-down favorite is the dog that's been "dragged through the garden" Chicago-style, with mustard, onions, electric-green relish, a pickle, tomato wedges, spicy sport peppers, and a sprinkling of celery salt. I've heard from Colombian friends that potato chips are a great way to go, too. What are your top hot dog fixings?

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CrispyAdventures CrispyAdventures 5 years
Onion Crunch is definitely my favorite topping! These crispy, fried onions add a crunch to every bite. My favorite way of making a hot dog is shown here:
GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
Avocado and pickled green tomatoes (the sour and spicy ones, not the sweet ones blech).
TiVo TiVo 5 years
Chili. Fo' Sho' Great... now I want a chili dog...
xxstardust xxstardust 5 years
I really only like my hot dogs naked - just a dog and a bun. However, I like them cooled to extra, extra crispy on the grill. =]
crturnbo21 crturnbo21 5 years
Guacamole!!! The creamy cool mixed with the hot and salty is the best.....and can't forget to toast the bun!!!
Mavs2980 Mavs2980 5 years
I'm from Texas, so a good chili cheese dog with onions is always a good bet. However I think my favorite topping just depends on my mood. Sometimes I like it plain, sometimes just cheese and mayo, sometimes with dill relish only, or sauerkraut only. Other times I can go for a good Chicago dog.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
I love mustard, sauerkraut, and grilled onions!
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
OhMaxine, I thought I was the only one who ate sauerkraut out of the jar with a fork. :blush:
limelindsey limelindsey 5 years
Mayo, mustard (any kind, grainy is delish!), relish, tomatoes and sometimes cheese. And a toasted bun! Chicago-style is also awesome (hold the onions). NEVER ketchup. Yuck.
OhMaxine OhMaxine 5 years
Sauerkraut all the way!!!!!! I can eat it plain with a fork!!
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
OK, Chief. Now you're just splitting hooves! ;)
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 5 years not that more of a "wrap" than a topping?...
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 5 years
I'm a purist. I like mustard and maybe a little cheddar cheese!
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