A hot dog is an American guilty pleasure. From coast to coast all Americans have one thing in common. We love our hot dogs. Hot dogs on the grill and a warm summer day go hand in hand. However, across the coast from sea to shining sea, all Americans tend to disagree on what toppings belong on their dogs. Get ready to fire up your grill because we are going to list 5 different ways that people dress their hot dogs across our great nation.
First up on our list is the world famous Chicago dog. The toppings for this dog include mustard, pickle relish, onions, chopped tomato, banana pepper rings, a dill pickle, and a dash of celery salt. Most residents will say you have committed a mortal sin though if you do not serve the above on a poppy seed bun.
Next we have the hot dogs that are popular among the vendors of New York City. Most New Yorkers will tell you that a dog with a tiny bit of hot mustard and sauerkraut creates the perfect party in your mouth. Then we have the famous dogs that are served in Coney Island New York. The Coney Island foot long hot dogs are piled high with chili, onion, and mustard.
In LA they wrap their dogs in bacon and top them off with mustard, mayo, grilled onions, peppers, and hot sauce.
If you buy a dog in Kansas City you will find it served on a sesame seed bun, with sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese on top.
Finally the last on our list is Georgia. In Georgia you can expect to you have your hot dog served up with a mayo based cole slaw. The topping for your southern dog is known as chili slaw. It is a combination of cole slaw, mustard, raw onion, and chili.
There has always been an ongoing debate on how to properly top a hot dog. At your next party have all of the above mentioned condiments on hand. Then you can be the judge on, “what is the proper way to top a hot dog?”