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Worrisome wieners

Posted April 1, 2009

When I go to The Roast Grill in Raleigh, I get two hot dogs (burnt, thank you) with chili and mustard.  That's the only hot dog preparation I have any desire to eat. 

Here are five hot-dog-based dishes that I don't have any desire to eat. 

They are from that era of gross-looking recipes, which ran primarly from the 1950s through the 1970s.  Lots of meat-and-gelatin molds.  If you want to see some more examples of that culinary era, along with brilliant commentary, click here for The Gallery of Regrettable Food.  It's from one of my favorite Interwebbers, James Lileks, at whose site I have spent countless hours in wheezy laughter.  Poke around in there for serious laughs.

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  • nematome Apr 1, 2009

    That last one, the bacon-wrapped bread and wieners looks like it should go on: http://thisiswhyyourefat.com/ :-) LOVE THE ROAST GRILL - TWO BURNT WITH CHILI AND SLAW, PLEASE!

  • gator nation gal Apr 1, 2009

    I had to bookmark the Gallery of Regrettable Food. That was incredibly funny!

  • curiousgeorgia Apr 1, 2009

    Does anybody remember a recipe from the Pillsbury cook-offs in the 50's called "Hot Ziggities"? It was a budget stretcher made with ground-up hot dogs mixed with mustard, wrapped in a catsup based pastry and baked. I used to love it when Mom would make them. We did eat vegetables, too.

  • AnitaN Apr 1, 2009

    I'm not sure I could resist a dish called Frankfurter Spectacular.

  • iamyeary Apr 1, 2009

    My favorite hotdog preparation is: A grilled hotdog on a warmed bun with sweet onion, yellow mustard and heaping with homemade coleslaw. (The secret recipe coleslaw is what makes this so good :-)

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