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Hot Wiener Wednesday

Growing up in N.Y. has made me an expert on hot dogs.

Till this day I have a hard time passing up a hot dog stand.

When I moved to Rhode Island they have these skinny hot dogs called wieners.

OMG they are great.

The trouble is I can eat four, five, six. I am such a hot dog pig.


Since I did grow up in Brooklyn, I figured out how to make the fabulous red onions  that you only can get on a New York  hot dog.

The wiener sauce you can find on the Food Network website but mine is a deep dark secret.

Three big sliced  onions.

Two tablespoons of canola oil

1/2 cup ketchup

Two heaping tablespoons of yellow mustard

1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes or more if you like it hot

1/2  teaspoon of sugar

Saute the onions in the oil till soft.

Add everything else. That’s it.

Boil or steam a good hot dog.

I love Kayem natural casing.

Warm the rolls over the hot dog pot on a splatter screen.

Put the hot dog in the bun and top with two or three tablespoons of the onions.

Serve with french fries, corn on the cob and a ton of napkins.

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