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Hot Doggity Dog - It's Hot Dog Day!

Hot Doggity Dog - It's Hot Dog Day!

In honor of today being Hot Dog Day, here's a bit more info about America's beloved baseball standby. Hot dogs were created in Frankfurt, Germany — hence the name frankfurter — in 1852. In 1904 American sausage importer Antione Feuchtwanger sold his curved dogs in a bun. Originally he gave customers gloves to hold and eat the dogs but the gloves disappeared quickly, so he worked with a baker to develop a bread bun to hold the hot dogs.

Simply put, a hot dog is a type of sausage containing meat, meat fat, grain filler (bread crumbs, flour, etc), a little egg white, and spices (garlic, salt, pepper, etc). Almost all packaged hot dogs are pre-cooked and most are stuffed into synthetic collagen casings.

In 1893 the sausages became popular at baseball parks. Today, Americans consume over 16 billion dogs per year with each region and baseball stadium serving up a distinct style of dog.

I prefer mine with spicy mustard, how do you like your hot dogs??

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kendraburt kendraburt 9 years
I like mine with mayo, ketchup, sweet pickle relish and cheddar cheese.
kaykay2000 kaykay2000 9 years
Cucumbers, onions and celery salt!
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I like mine with yellow mustard and sweet pickle relish or spicy brown mustard and saurkraut....MMMMMMMMMM!!!!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i prefer my hot dogs umm...not at all?!
danceremix danceremix 9 years
Ketchup, mustard, relish and tons of sauerkraut. Now, my mouth is watering. Thanks.
brookemcqueen brookemcqueen 9 years
I have to agree with em1282. Hot Doug's is amazing! I like mine with mustard and grilled onions, oh i want one.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
I like my dogs w/ mustard, onion, and coleslaw. Sometimes I'll put ketchup on it as well.
cageyme cageyme 9 years
I like hot dogs with everything: chili, onions, relish, sauerkraut, cheese, and the kitchen sink. If it's a good quality hot dog, I like them plain. I will sometimes splurge and buy Nathan's hot dogs instead of the cheap kind. They taste great and the dog likes it when I pour some of the hot dog water over his dry dog food. :pepino:
mellafe mellafe 9 years
I had a hot dog on Saturday! Depends. If I buy one, mayo and ketchup is enough. If I make one, then I put tomatoes, avocado, mayo and ketchup. YUM.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Mustard, onions, and cole slaw on mine. Great, now i want a hot dog
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
ketchup, mustard, and relish...yummm my mouth is watering! I also like them with chili and cheese!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Onion, horseradish, and mustard!
Chica8a Chica8a 9 years
i perfer corn dogs as well ,... but lets see i like chili and cheese and also ketchup mustard and relish ... yep but keep in mind i only eat hotdogs maybe twice a year !!! usually only in the summertime ... i am not that bog of a fan ... well corn dogs i eat more often!
em1282 em1282 9 years
I'm a fan of corn dogs, actually :) But usually I like them with ketchup and mustard with a pickle. Oh, and if anyone lives in Chicago, do yourself a favor and stop by Hot Doug's ( They re-open this Wednesday and they have the best hot dogs around--they even make different combos like chicken sausage and every week they have a "game of the week" special. Once it was rattlesnake. :) Oh and their fries are awesome too!
wishbone317 wishbone317 9 years
sauerkraut, mustard, ketchup!!!!!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
just regular mustard on mine. yum!
busybeegal busybeegal 9 years
I like turkey dogs with ketchup, mustard & sauerkraut.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
I like mine "all the way".
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