Everybody loves hot dogs. You can see it sold during ball games and served during parties and events. When you visit overseas you can even see food trucks or hot dog carts on street corners with lines that go around the block. There’s no argument that it’s a best seller. But with the variety of hot dogs sold in the market, how will you know you’re getting the best original one?
There are elements to look for to get the best hot dog. Here at Yummy Dogs we know our hot dogs so let us share to you the secret to the perfect hot dog for your party, event or exclusive consumption.
1. Top quality sausages
Choosing the best quality sausage for your hot dog is vital. This is the main ingredient and you want to get it right. Some hot dog vendors offer lots of add-ons and forget to give importance to the main ingredient, the sausage. This leaves the consumer dissatisfied.
Different sausage suppliers offer different varieties: pork, chicken, lamb, beef and even veal. The best sausages are those without any artificial colours or flavours and are gluten free. Make sure the sausage you get is natural and is not packed with additives.
2. Fresh and pillowy buns
Traditionally, the hot dog had a plain white bun. Now you have more options: bun with poppy seeds, wheat bun, and gluten-free bun. The most important thing to remember when it comes to the hot dog buns is it has to be fresh. This is extremely important. No matter how tasty your sausage is, if it is wrapped in a day-old bun, your hot dog won’t be that good. Handmade and fresh buns that are made to order are the perfect ones to use for your hot dog.
Before placing the sausage inside the bun, make sure the buns have been steamed. This will make the hot dog pillowy and gives an easier and more pleasant eating experience. About the time when the sausages are nearly cooked, you can then add butter to the buns then heat them on the grill.
3. Toppings with a burst of flavours
Toppings are like the icing on the cake. It adds more zing to the hot dog. Toppings can be spicy or mild, salty or sweet. The best ones are those that give a burst of flavours. Some go crazy when it comes to the toppings, adding a multitude of ingredients that complement each other. There are also toppings that are minimal but still provide a beautiful assortment of flavours that leave the tastebuds highly content. Whichever of these two you prefer, the key is to have toppings with flavours that tickle your tastebuds and that leave you greatly satisfied with each bite.
These three simple elements can give you the perfect hotdog. As simple as it seems, once these elements are done right the hotdog can give you the most gratifying gastronomic experience.
If you want the perfect hot dog for your event, we at Yummy Dogs can help you. We can serve each of your guests with our mouth-watering original hot dogs from our eye-catching and authentic hot dog cart.