Which is the superior Hot Dog maker in the United States of America?
The hotdogs at Costco are a great deal. IIRC, they're $1.50, all-beef (hebrew national I think) and come with a drink.
All "good" hotdogs I see at my supermarket are outrageously priced, like in the range of premium sausages and kielbasa. I guess people just like hotdogs.
Bar-S is garbage, but it has its merits. Particularly, its good for cutting up and eating with a can of baked beans or something.
The stuff you should really avoid is the fake .99 cent american cheese thats made out of straight oil with nothing dairy in it whatsoever.
>but it has its merits. Particularly, its good for cutting up and eating with a can of baked beans or something.
This. I use them for this exact purpose, as well as cut up in mac n cheese or fried rice. I usually get something nicer for actual hot dogs.
Superior Chicago Dog (and best Dog) coming through!
Best I have ever tasted.
Shit, I don't think I've ever seen those around. Or maybe some places do use them, and just don't plaster EISENBERG BEEF on their storefront the way Vienna places do.
What kind of places have them? I might wanna try.
Lots if places use them. You just gotta look around for that little logo. They aren't like Vienna in your face. More low key, fucking amazing dogs.
If you can find a place that has their 1/2 lb dogs. Pay the price, worth every cent.
Not even jewish, but
They are by far the best hot dog I've ever had.
I only have hot dogs like once or twice a year though. Not sure why anyone would make those at home on a regular basis. They aren't cheap per pound unless you get the pork lips no-label brand, in which case you're basically buying ramen.
Sabrett are great. I used to get the, when I lived in NYC. Haven't seen the, in the Midwest.
I didn't realize I don't make hot dogs any more until this thread. I'll get them at a game or something I guess.
Boars Head natural casings were my favorite. Pretty pricey though if I remember correctly. Any other brands make a tasty natural casings dog that isn't so expensive?
>hey anon! Thanks for comin out, wanna hot dog? There some beers in th-
"Let me just stop you there. Hot dogs are a dist-GUSTING mockery of a DECENT sausage! Humpf! Why, I wouldn't even feed them to children or dogs for that matter!"
Then you whirl your cape around and tip your hat to the ladies and walk away, right?
>polite decline "I'll have one in a bit."
>hit on girls
>take a shit in the top of their toilet
>go piss on in the master bedroom
>hit on the home owners wife/daughter/mother
>bump into the grill hard enough to capsize it along with it's revolting payload
>give bullshit apology and leave
Please, invite me over and only be serving hotdogs you pathetic broke ass.
I used to live in RI, and have to admit that their Saugy dogs are pretty good.
Best franks ever. Everything else...ashit
I have this feeling that 'halal' dogs may be better quality, but I am sure I am wrong.
I live in canada, and Maple Leaf meats makes a "natural selection" hot dog, a couple of bucks more that the original, but I get the feeling it might be better for you.
Please tell me if I am wrong. Hotdogs just seem gross, but taste so good.
Johnsonville brats. I gave up on hotdogs mostly. I eat a coney or two a few times per month though. It's pretty much an obligation where I live.
natural selection is a meaningless garbage term. dont fall for any of these terms, if the shit is legit you will be able to go to their website or online or whatever and learn about what kind of meat they actually put into it.
brands know that 90% of customers are too retarded to think which is why you see stuff like gluten free stamped on orange juice and corn chips.
Learn about sausage science, talk to your dietition, (never a nutritionist, a dietitian.)
as for actual health, not all hot dogs are made equal and there are some that come in low fat but its very rare. fat is a requisite to make a decent sausage sausagey as it helps link up the meat into a cross stiched matrix of fat and protien. its what seperates a hamburger from a sausage and it's why hot dogs are normally 60-70% fat over protien.
If you want to eat healthy you'd be better off avoiding them or at least putting healthier toppings on them like onions, tomatos, and mustard.
and by onions i mean raw onions.
basically your piority for hot dog sausages should for health be the presence of fat, the presence of nitrates, the presence of hormones and how the animals where kept and fed, the other additives like coloring.
in that exact order.
Fat is bad for you in large quantities which sausages are very good at giving to you. Nitrates are great meat preservatives but demonstrable increase your rate of cancer slightly (about as true as smoking does, which means very, but not at the frequence that smoking would, it's much less devistating but it's still bad for you)
Most meats are going to have nitrates but if you find uncured and unpreserved dogs without them theyre a good find, but don't think you can get away with leaving them in the fridge as long. nitrates are preservatives for a reason.
then the conditions of the animal are important, as hormones and stuff can remain in the meat.
finally additives like food coloring should be avoided. sugar is also a common additive in hot dogs which isn't to great for you but can be avoided. compare natural hot dogs without "additives" buzz word style dogs by ingredient lists. normally it will explain in detail whats happening there, and whether the natural brand loses anything you'd give a fuck about. Natural brands have a tendancy to use the same ingredients just in a different source. like nitrates found naturally instead of synthesized. talk to your dietitian.
ya, I agree. To be honest, I think the only time I bought hot dogs this year were for my camping trips. I always bring hotdogs with white bread on camping trips.
White bread works for grilled cheese, and also for the buns.....
I try and keep it simple when I camp. Hashbrowns and eggs in the morning, grilled cheese for lunch, hotdogs and corn on cob for dinner. Usually a can or 2 of chilli is always available if someone wants to mix it up.
Why am I talking about camping now?
meh, I would gag at that menu selection. not that I dont love me some camping style skillet grease concoctions. but if you don't make with the onions and tomatos it's all basic eater garbage anyway. too many onions, hash browns, peppers if you got em, and tomatos are what go in my hash, normally fried in the grease of whatever we cooked last. drop some eggs and a lid and it's golden.
Hot dogs I have to have rolls of some kind. regular bread is for basic eaters unless you dress your dog like a sandwich, as other toppings like onion and tomato and sourkrout wont fit on a squished piece of bread around a dog.
In the US it's Marathon, makers of Sabrett's, as well as the custom dogs for Papaya King and Katz's.
In Denmark it's pretty much anyone. The hot dogs are so fucking good there. But they're smoked pork instead of garlic flavored beef.
Seriously no one mentioned these, these are fucking awesome.
Norwegian. We got 2 types of written. The based bokmål and the shitty nynorsk.
And everybody <40 speaks english fluently. I learned my shit watching Fresh Prince.
In conclution; vienna beef it is.
I think they don't have much market penetration outside of new england but yes they are the best dogs. Kayem's footlong natural casings from the deli counter are manna from heaven.
They bought out Schonland's and if you want an old fashioned frank for 40s-50s food horror dishes they are absolutely unchanged and the authentic american skinless frank.
gonna have to agree there. five lbs of sabretts is like 110 dollars.
Honestly those dogs have to be made of gold or something because thats absurd. or maybe it was a canadian retailer i dont know. its hard to find a price on the bulk good ones.
anyway having never had any that price alone is pretty intriguing
My favorite is either Nathan's or Koegel's, not sure if Koegel's is nationwide or not
Bar-S is complete garbage, last time I had one I had to smother it in ketchup so I couldn't taste the hot dog underneath, and I hate ketchup
I had Ball Parks a long time ago from what I remember the casing of the hot dog was thicker than the casing of an Oscar Mayer which as a child I found off putting but now my thinking is it might actually be good.
when me and my wife were dating and first moved in with each other she would by this shit. for months i didnt understand why the cheese would never melt.. i saw what she was buying... stopped that shit real quick.
these are the bomb
You get what you pay for.
If you boil them in beer to cook, they're tolerable.
But then again, you had to spend extra money on beer to make the cheap hot dogs edible, so the cause is lost I suppose