Unique Ways To Serve Hot Dogs For The 4th Of July
On the Fourth of July, you'll likely be spending time with friends and family at a cookout. Since Independence Day is the biggest day of the year for hot dogs, they'll probably be on the menu at any of the barbecues you might attend. Hot dogs are quite tasty by themselves, but sometimes it's fun to mix things up. Here are 4 unique ways to serve hot dogs for the Fourth of July.
Just about every major city has a unique way of serving hot dogs. In Chicago, you'll find whole pickles and whole peppers, but NO ketchup. In Maine, they serve dogs with mayonnaise and onion sauce. In Arizona, they serve their dogs with hot pinto beans, bacon and grilled onions and top them with cold onions, tomatoes, mustard, mayonnaise and jalapeņo sauce. In Seattle, they wrap their dogs in bialys with a shmear of cream cheese. Take one or all of these ideas and make it a theme for your hot-dog-eating-guests to make your party unforgettable.
Make It A Competition
There are several ways you can go about turning hot dogs into a competition. If you have big eaters, you can hold the obvious eating competition. If you have creative culinarians on the guest list, you can have a best topping contest. If you have clever crafters, you can challenge them to make a hot dog diorama, or see who can make the most interesting bun. Any way to make it into a contest is an easy way to keep your guests entertained.
There are so many ways you can make your hot dog buns interesting. With a can of refrigerator biscuits, you can get creative with how you wrap your dogs in bread. Dog faces, mummies, spirals to make rocket dogs ? you name it, you can probably make it with a biscuit. If you want to do a twist on corn dogs, stir together a corn muffin mix, cut your hot dogs in half and stick them in the batter to make corn dog muffins. Or you can make it a kids' activity and set them up with a toy kitchen, dogs and dough and let them have a go at making one-of-a-kind hot dog buns.
Hot Dog Bar
Put together the most elaborate hot dog bar you can and include everything you've always wanted to try on a hot dog but haven't! Set out all the fixings for your dogs in dishes, pans and bowls and let people build the dogs of dreams: pizza dogs (marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni), nacho dogs (cheese sauce, jalapeņos, corn chips), Mediterranean dogs (hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel) and more. The topping themes and topping combinations offer endless tastiness and endless fun. Any way you mix it up, your guests won't forget how they ate their hot dogs at your party.
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