Sunday, January 24, 2010
Nothing beats a good grilled hot dog. This isn't much of a recipe but as to how you can create so many variations into topping a hot dog. You can top it with so many things or you can have them plain in the bun.
But first to answer that the question that is the title of this post. Yes, Cheese inside a hot dog. Not wrapped or strategically placed. I mean literally inside the casing embedded with the meat. There's this product from the Philippines that has hot dogs with cheese inside them. I don't know how they do it, but there's cheddar within the meat when you bite into it. Take a bite and you can see the cheese slightly ooze out. Crazy huh? I haven't seen this anywhere else, but I may be wrong.
I grilled mine with good ol' Georgie. I topped it with some of the usual mustard and relish. It's a must for me no question about it. When I was a child I was all about the ketchup. I still like it. But my tastes have changed the older I get. Then I remembered I still had just little bit left of the tomato red sauce from my spaghetti. So that would be the "chili" portion. I'm glad to say I don't have any more left of that. I was beginning to wonder when I'd finish it off. Finally to top it off, I cooked up some balsamic caramelized onion. Beats going out to Pink's (though, this wouldn't stop me from going to Pink's for one of their famed hot dogs). Cheese is optional.
Can you see the melted cheese within the hot dog lightly oozing out in that last picture?It's not much, but it's definitely there.