Almost Authentic Hot Dogs
If you have ever traveled outside of your home country (or in many cases, outside of your home region), you know that “ethnic” foods morph into versions that are different. Sometimes better, sometimes worse, sometimes just different. I give you Exhibit A for different.
While shopping online at My American Market, I found Hot Dog Relish. This is really a very American thing. Pickle relish is not unknown in other parts of the world, but pickle relish with added yellow mustard is pretty much a US only thing. So, when I saw it available online while shopping for Thanksgiving fixings, it was a no-brainer! I knew that we could find a sausage “similar” to a hot dog or frankfurter, and I assumed we’d be able to find buns. Here is what we found
I suspect if we went to a larger grocery store or hunted around we could have found different sausages and perhaps even different buns. I do note that these frankfurters are very long, and the buns are fairly short, and wider than American hot dog buns. But true to their word, they did have the “gusto dell’America” – they tasted just right. We only had to make a slight modification to fit the buns.
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