Good condiments for Hotdogs

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  1. Falkor

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    I haven't had a lot of hotdogs since coming back from the US cause the hotdogs suck in the supermarkets. Horrible red covered things

    Are there any good sausages you can get easily in the supermarkets that work well for hotdogs?

    I brought back a bunch of mustards from the US when I went in March and want to use them
     
  2. JugV2

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    Coles have some American style skinless ones, you can get them with chilli/cheese in them.

    Most of the skinned red ones are terrible and pasty.

    You need to get some proper thick sausage from a butcher or deli.
     
  3. broccoli

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    as good as la pagnotta? have you been to la pagnotta? This is my problem, I want pizza, AND bratwurst AND chicken rice AND kebabs and japanese and everything. Deciding on just one thing is very difficult.

    I tried some homebrand sausages that were quite nice (although a bit salty, if I remember correctly). Pretty sure they were from woolies, possible woolies select or something, and they were lamb and rosemary or something, they were lamb, anyway. I don't eat a lot of sausages, but I would buy them again, they were nice enough. I think they'd go nicely as a hotdog.
     
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    Go to woolies and buy don cheese kransky.

    I'll post pics tonight.
     
  5. JugV2

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    Kransky grilled is nice as a hot dog. You want to make the casing crispy, it gives you that crunch as you bite into the dog.
     
  6. mmBax

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    I'm pretty happy with coles Bratwursts, they're often 40% off here as well for some reason. So I end up with about 8 packets once every now and then.

    Failing that, Oetinger or whatever the brand is, is okay. Not too bad.

    I like the Don Chilli Cranskys as well when they're on special.

    Failing all of that. Go to a good butcher and get any decent thick pork sausage.
     
  7. Falkor

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    Sounds like some winners guys, ill pick a few different options up and try them out! Thanks
     
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    kim chi chopped up :thumbup:
     
  10. MR CHILLED

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    In memory of this thread I actually had a hotdog yesterday for lunch, from the deli around the corner. American mustard, tomato sauce, onions, bacon and cheese. All for $6.50 which I thought wasn't too bad :thumbup:
     
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    What quality was the dog itself? springy, spongy, firm, crispy?
     
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    Yeah it was pretty good all round, bread sper fresh, not too thick, absorbed sone of the sauce which is nice, meat soft although outer skin a tiny bit harder to get through, onions perfect, ample bacon an plenty of cheese. Excellent all round! Especially for the price. Makes for a cheap lunch.
     
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    I went to a hot dog place (Shorty's in Rosebud) today for the first time and though they were pretty good. The pics below don't really do them justice.

    Some of the toppings available were:
    - Cheese, peri peri sauce(mayo) and jalapenos
    - Sauerkraut, salsa and spicy mustard
    - Cheese, special sauce (like Big Mac) and burger pickles
    - Cheese and chilli beef

    There was others with different stuff and with cheese kranskys too. The chilli cheese fries with peri peri sauce looks a mess but was pretty damn good! :shock:


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  14. MR CHILLED

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    Sauerkraut works ok on a dog? I love the stuff but not something I'd normally think about putting on a HD.

    The chilli cheese fries look mouth watering :thumbup:
     
  15. broccoli

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    Does it ever! Use a bratwurst sausage, cook it crispy, drool....
     
  16. mmBax

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    Sauerkraut on a dog is one of the only times I eat it.
     
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    If I have a hot dog, I want to taste the sausage. For me - only mustard and ketchup and maybe a tiny bit of sauerkraut. Nothing else! Adding too much will disguise the sausage!
     
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    Most bought hot dogs seem to have a pretty standard (boring) skinless dog so the extras only improve it.
    If I make my own with a nice sausage, then I wouldn't add much extra.
    A nice German sausage cooked to a tight/crisp skin with sauerkraut and mustard in a nice roll can't be beat :thumbup:
     
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    Agree with this ... never disguise the star of the show.
     
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    Thanks to an official bad influence TM who shall remain nameless (jugv2) I headed for the bratwurst stall at the markets on Sunday. Yum. Bratwurst, fried onions, sauerkraut, mustard and sauce (was there sauce?? I think there was sauce).
     

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