Ketchup on Hot Dogs

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  1. LurkingQuietly

    LurkingQuietly Member

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    This topic came up at my Memorial Day BBQ. Ketchup should never be put on a hot dog. A hot dog should have mustard on it. It doesn't matter if its yellow or brown......even the pretentious "Poupon" is fine. But after the age of 3, you should never cut a dog into nuggets or put ketchup on it. Accoutrements for a hot dog are: Chili, Onions, sauerkraut, peppers, or relish. Salsa, mac and cheese, or crushed Dorito's are also acceptable. Jury is still out on Bacon.

    ***Vinegar base BBQ is not BBQ, but that backyard culinary faux pas is not as pressing of an issue.
     
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  2. THParent

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    "Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog"

    - Harry Callahan

     
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  3. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    My Philly native DH is horrified by my ketchup and dog inclination. He’s a classic spicy brown mustard with Other Stuff. Guess I am still a kid at heart, is all I’m sayin’.

    Preferred onion is Vidalia, which I grew up eating. We’d drive over in season to Miz Bland’s roadside stand a few counties inland. My mom would take old clean pantyhose, drop one in, tie a knot, drop another one in, tie a knot, etc., and hang them on a hanger, not touching, in a cool dark closet to keep past the season, because we would buy actual bushel baskets. I ordered them every spring for years, until they became generally available in stores. I carried on the habit, startling quite a few guests opening a guest room closet door.
     
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    Maybe it’s a regional thing, but ketchup on hot dogs is the standard here. Of course, the hot dog itself should be a natural casing Old Wisconsin creation, grilled to a dark charred finish. For me, it’s topped with a big dollop of ketchup and as many raw onions as I can fit on the bun.

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  5. MidCakePa

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    My kids like to put some hot dog on their ketchup.
     
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  6. Capt MJ

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    This promises to be another great way-off-topic forum Food thread.

    BBQ deserves not just its own thread, but its own forum.
     
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  7. LurkingQuietly

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    Stealth, this is not a "hate" Ketchup thing. It just needs to remain in its own swim lane. i.e Hamburger, French Fries.....even scrambled eggs, etc. Of course there are some people that would put Ketchup on sushi, but I don't care what goes on in the privacy of ones home. Don't ask don't tell.
     
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    Oh boy, don’t get me started on French fries. French fries are to be eaten with mayonnaise. Not Hellman’s or Kraft mayo, but real mayonnaise made fresh at home. If you can’t pull that off, then eat them naked. The fries, not you.
     
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  9. THParent

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    Clearly, lots of onions. Chopped up Claussen kosher dill pickles, as well. Not relish.
    I also like to put homemade sauerkraut on my hot dogs or bratwurst, but not all the time.

    I love tomatoes, but loathe ketchup/catsup. Go figure. I got a bottle of bacon-flavored ketchup once, thinking that everything is better with bacon. It was not.
     
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  10. Devil Doc

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    ketchup.jpg I had a student once who wore this t-shirt.
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    Raised on standard burnt hot dogs (mixed meat) with mustard, ketchup, finely chopped onions and dill pickle relish.
     
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    We're talking smoked meat here...not vegetables.
     
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    I originally wrote, "I had a student who wore this t-shirt, often." That sounded too harsh even though he's now a college graduate and probably an executive at Heinz. My words got miscombobulated when I changed it so thanks for the assist.
     
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    French fries deserve their own thread. I’m the one pawing through the pile for the little crunchy ones with the most skin on.
     
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    DD's generation prefers fries dipped in a milk shake :confused:
     
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    This is how I like my dogs... and yes, they have ketchup AND mustard. :D
     
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    Although I do put ketchup on dogs from time to time, I understood the OP's point of view until he got to BBQ sauce. Pure sacrilege there (said the guy who lives in eastern NC). As far as fries I prefer mine naked, but I'm OK with whatever one wants to put on it with the exception of gravy. That starts to get into poutine territory and that's a foreign dish (although I'll be fishing in the foreign place later next week). I once dated a gal who had french fries with gravy. Boggled my mind! Needless to say, that didn't work out.
     
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  20. StPaulDad

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    If the hot dog quality is low enough ketchup is perhaps allowable, but on a decent quality stick meat you need to stay with your mustards. Note that there is no quality low enough to allow ketchup on a brat or polish.

    I once dated a gal who had french fries with gravy. Boggled my mind! Needless to say, that didn't work out.
    You may want to call that woman and apologize, sir. Poutine is the finest thing Canada has shared with this country since ice hockey.