How do you dress up a hotdog? Let's talk toppings.

United States
June 23, 2008 2:31am CST
Today I had to break my diet and have a hotdog. Definitely an Oscar Meyer hotdog, smothered with pickle relish, chilli, diced onions, sour cream and anything else that contained tomatos from the fridge! Even a little Pico De Gallo. I figured, why not? If you're going to splurge, then why not go all out. How about you? How do you dress up a hot dog? Do you prefer to keep things simple or do you go all out and pile on everything?
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31 responses
• Philippines
24 Jun 08
Mayonnaise and ketchup will do. I'd prefer to make it simple so as not to wash away the original taste of the hotdog.
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• Australia
24 Jun 08
Oh now mayonaise sounds interesting, I would never have thought to put that on a hotdog AND with tomato sauce would be a taste sensation. This one I have to try!
• United States
3 Jul 08
I guess a person could use the mayo on the hotdog itself as a topping. That could be pretty good. Guess I wouldn't have thought of that. Mostly we put the mayo on the bread and then put the ketchup and other toppings on the hotdog.
• United States
24 Jun 08
I like sour crout, cheese, relish, and ketchup. That's it! I don't much much on my hot dog. I like my hot dog to be very well done and maybe a little burnt even. My bun has to be very fresh though, if not I won't eat.
• United States
18 Jul 08
I thought I was the only one who did the burnt hot dog! For me, they have to be slightly overdone or I can actually taste the hotdog skin. Yuck!
@twallace (2675)
• United States
24 Jun 08
When I do eat hot dogs, if I have all the trimmings I like them with chilly, onions, ketchup, and mustard. But when I don't have the dressings I will settle for ketchup and mustard if that is all that I have on hand at the time.
• United States
6 Jul 08
Your comment makes me hungry again!
• Australia
24 Jun 08
I normally would do bbq sauce on top and keep it simple.
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@kaytee717 (188)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I've never even thought of all that on a hot dog? I bet where your from has somethign to do with what you put on your hot dog. Where are you from? Im in NY and most people I know do ketchup, mustard and sauerkraut and sometimes red onions :-)
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@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Oscar Meyer Hot dogs with cheese are one of my favorites . I am very boring when it comes to jazzing mine up . I do like chillie and cheese on mine and like them grilled . I sometimes will put mustard on mine and well that is it .
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@TheCarter (370)
• United States
23 Jun 08
7-11 has the best hot-dogs on the planet! I get mine with chopped onions, mayo, light mustard, catsup, melted cheese, and sauerkraut. Did I mention there is a hot dog under that mess? Where do you thing the name "HOT DOG" originated from?
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@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
23 Jun 08
OMG I never thought of putting Pico de Gallo on it! I'm so doing that tomorrow! Sometimes I'll just have mine plain with ketchup or with some dijon mustard. Other times I havee to have a chili dog or throw some onions and relish on there too. I hated hot dogs for the longest time, like didn't have them from age like 6 until a few months ago again. It's like comfort food, reminds me of family bbq in the back yard and the beach I grew up on. I've been really homesick since I'm 1,500 miles away now so maybe that's why hotdogs are my latest must have food. On whole wheat buns though!
• United States
23 Jun 08
Of course! And that reminds me. Try BBQ sauce on the hotdog. That's tangy!
• United States
23 Jun 08
That sounds yummy! I'll have to try that for lunch. I'm feeling hungry now, lol.
• United States
23 Jun 08
It's so early here! I should have gone to bed two hours ago, but MyLot roped me in! LOL! But it's nice to share.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
24 Jun 08
If I eat a chilli hotdog. I like it with cheese and onion. Without chilli I like ketchup,mustard,mayonaise,relish,onion and cheese.
• United States
24 Jun 08
Sounds good! I skipped supper, now I know what I'm going to be having for a midnight snack.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
24 Jun 08
Thank you. I get those hunger cravings late at night myself.
• United States
23 Jun 08
My idea of a hot dog! - I actually prefer mine grilled, nearly burned (over an open fire--now THAT'S tasty!) and only mustard on it. No ketchup, no relish, no onions! Blech! I'm not even a fan of a boiled one in a pot--grilled all the way baby!
I'm easy...just burn it on the grill (the blacker, the better!) and give me some good mustard and I'm good to go! I don't like ketchup, relish, onions or anything else that I've watched my dad pile on his over the years--no wonder he was eating Tums like candy! Yeesh! I did eat them raw as a kid--I don't know what I was thinking!
• United States
23 Jun 08
What on earth were we thinking? I really think it's a kid's only thing...my daughter used to LOVE her hot dogs raw, so I made her a deal...I'd nuke them for 10 or 15 seconds, then put them back in a sealed bag in the fridge. That way she got a safe 'cold' dog!
• United States
24 Jun 08
I have to practically beg my daughter not to eat cold hotdogs. Thankfully, she has recently switched back to microwaved hot dogs. I'm just thankful that she agrees to eat!
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@gemini_rose (16193)
23 Jun 08
Question: How on EARTH did you get all that stuff on a hotdog? I would have been in a right mess, it would have gone everywhere! It sound really good though, I have never had loads of things on a hot dog before, the most I have had is relish and maybe some onions. Boring or what?
• United States
6 Jul 08
I thought about your comment the last time I made a hotdog yesterday and sure enough, ended up making a mess. Never happened to me before, so I'm guessing you jinxed me!
@gemini_rose (16193)
6 Jul 08
Sorry!xx
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
3 Jul 08
My kids like them cold straight out of the fridge with nothing on them. I like to nuke mine until they puff up and then eat them plain. No bun or anything most of the time. I will sometimes do a chili cheese dog loaded up with onions too.
• United States
3 Jul 08
I thought that my little girl was the only one who did the raw hotdog thing. Well I guess they are already cooked so they're not raw, but I don't like the idea. Lately she has been asking me to microwave them. Today she turned down her hotdog so I had to buy pizza. I have to go grocery shopping soon!
• Australia
24 Jun 08
Here I am imagining a hotdog in fancy dress! I am pretty boring with my hotdogs, I like sauce on the bun first, followed by the frankfurt and then fried onion and melted cheese on top - plain and simple are sometimes the best. A friend of mine likes hers with fruit chutney on it though - wierd taste though!
• United States
24 Jun 08
Tee hee! You made me giggle.
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I love some chili and cheese on my hot dog. Not to big on piling anything else on it. But lots of cheese and chili is great. Might have to have some tonight lol.
• United States
24 Jun 08
Chilli and cheese is always nice!
@ellie333 (21029)
23 Jun 08
I agree that if are are going to break the diet you may as make it worhwhile eh! That sounded delicious, I hope you enjoyed. I usually have hotdog just with onions and maybe some mild mustard, but I love sour cream so may try that next time I have one. Ellie :D
• United States
23 Jun 08
It's the best! I usually add Louisiana hot sauce to top everything off and sometimes shredded cheddar cheese. But we were out of both. Big tears over that one!
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
24 Aug 08
I love Oscar Myer weiners but can't find them in the stores anymore. I used to buy them and never had a problem with finding them so why can't I find them anymore in the stores here in Alberta, Canada. When I moved back to Winnipeg 2 years ago I looked in the stores there and couldn't find them there either. Do you live in the states and get them there? Are they not available in Canada anymore? Do you know, or any other member here, know where I can buy them? When I have a hotdog I don't put much on it. I like it with just a little mustard and onions but I don't put any relish or ketchup on mine because I don't really care for that stuff. I don't have one very often and never at home. If I do have one it is usually when I am out somewhere, like at Bingo. But even then I don't have one very often as they aren't one of my favourite foods anymore since I can't find Oscar Meyer Weiners.
• United States
17 Jul 08
If I'm eating a hotdog it's gotta be a koegel's! I love mustard, ketchup, onion and relish on my hotdog. Reading all these posts on food is making me incredibly hungry for dinner!!!
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I like Ball Park Franks - the beef ones the best or else Nathan's beef hotdogs. When I make them I love them with Hellman's Dijonaise and some chopped onions. My son likes his with ketchup and mustard and one of my daughters loves it with mayonnaise (yuck on a hotdog - yuck!) and the other daughter who is three years old likes them sliced up into coins and dips them in ketchup. Sometimes I like to put chili, cheese, and onions on top too! I've been reading so many different things about hotdogs now that I am craving one!
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
6 Jul 08
only ever two things for me, mustard (English) and onions , nothing else blessed be
@RastamanG (385)
3 Jul 08
Fried onions and Tomato ketchup