The 4th of July holiday is this week and the amount of hot dog variations seen on IG are amazing. The funny thing about me and hot dogs is that I only crave it if I see it. Needless to say, after seeing all these photos of the wieners, I had to share my Brazilian version.
Hot dogs are both street and children’s party food in Brazil. I grew up either eating them at parties or when my grandfather took me downtown. Unlike in the US, hot dogs can be normally found in the fridge, as you would find butter and cheese.
Our hot dogs are more like meals-in-a-bun. In the state of Rio de Janeiro, where I was born, we add ketchup, mustard, mayo, corn, peas, ragu sauce, parmesan cheese, potato sticks and top it off with 3 boiled quail eggs. In the State of São Paulo, they add mashed potatoes, cream cheese, cheddar and press it like a panini. Since I did not have all the ingredients, I made my own version below. Enjoy and Happy 4th!
Oh yeah….here are some interesting finds
The term dog has been used as a synonym for sausage since 1884 and accusations that sausage makers used dog meat date to at least 1845. In the early 20th century, consumption of dog meat in Germany was common.The suspicion that sausages contained dog meat was “occasionally justified” 🙁
According to legend, on July 4, 1916, four immigrants held a hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous stand on Coney Island to settle an argument about who was the most patriotic. 1
- Beef Hot Dogs (of choice)
- Hot dog buns
- Sweet Corn
- Parmesan Cheese
- Potato Chips
Place the desired amount of hot dogs in a pan with water and bring it to a boil. Spread mayo on each one side of the bun then place the hotdogs. Add ketchup, corn, cheese and crumble the chip on top. Enjoy.