Chicago dogs require a lot of ingredients sport peppers, Chicago style relish, onion, dill pickle spear, mustard, tomato slices, celery salt. The dog must be Vienna Beef, and the bun should be steamed. Generally the bun is a poppy seed bun, I did not do a poppy seed bun because Gene and Jude's does a regular bun. Gene and Jude dogs only have mustard, relish, onion and sport pepper. Phil did a more traditional dog today and put all the ingredients. One important thing to note is that in order for a hot dog to be considered Chicago is that is must NOT have ketchup on it. A lot of Chicago hot dog stands do not even have ketchup because they consider putting ketchup on a hot dog a cardinal sin. Phil said that the dogs came out as good as any hot dog he has gotten from anywhere around Chicago. We even made homemade fries to top it off and boy were those AMAZING!
Chicago Style Hot Dogs and Homemade Fries
All beef Vienna Hot dogs
Hot dog buns (poppy seed or regular)
Dill pickle spear, sliced
Chicago style relish
Fill a large pot partway with water and bring to a boil. Place a steamer basket in pot.
Steam hot dogs for 15 minutes with a lid on the pot.
Take out dogs once they are done and steam buns the same way for 1 minute.
Top will all ingredients and enjoy.
4 medium baking potatoes
Fill a large dutch oven halfway with vegetable oil. Heat oil to a temperature of 375 degrees on a deep fry thermometer.
Wash potatoes and cut into french frie size strips, leaving skin on.
Once oil is hot enough cook fries in oil for 8 minutes.
Drain on paper towels and top with kosher salt.
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