One of these days I will make it to New York and enjoy a New York Style Hot Dog! The Big Apple is on my list to visit!! However until I can get there, I will have to let my taste buds, and also film, transport me.
Sunday nights are movie nights at my home. I love to cook a meal on movie nights that has something to do with the film we are watching. Usually either the setting of the movie, or food actually eaten or highlighted in the film can inspire the meal.
Last Sunday we selected a Richard Gere film from 2016 called Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer. In this case the setting definitely inspired the meal for the evening. Hot dog carts can be found all over Manhattan, so it wasn't difficult to settle on hot dogs as the meal to accompany this film.
New York Style hot dogs are in a word...amazing! When I do make it to New York, I will tow a beeline straight to Nathan's on Coney Island. Ever heard of their famous Hot Dog eating contest?! Nathan's was started in 1916 by Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker, and it boasts of being the most famous hot dog in the world. I quite agree..it's good!!
Enjoy these delicious New York Style Hot Dogs!! These will definitely end up back on my plate soon!!
You will most likely have leftover sauerkraut. Here's a great recipe to use up that sauerkraut: Polish Kluski Noodles With Sauerkraut. 🙂
New York Style Hot Dogs
- 4 ea Nathan's Hot Dogs
- 8 oz sauerkraut I used Frank's Hot Dog Kraut
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion thinly sliced
- ½ cup ketchup
- ½-1 ts cayenne
- spreadable butter
- 4 each hot dog buns
- 4 oz spicy brown mustard
- Heat up 1 tb olive oil in a skillet on med - med high heat. Once heated, add the onion to the skillet, and cook until lightly browned.
- Add the ketchup and cayenne pepper, and cook for about 1 minute. Then keep onion mixture warm while you prepare the hot dogs and buns.
- Cook the hot dogs in a skillet until golden brown.
- Preheat your broiler. Open the hot dog buns and spread a light layer of spreadable butter on the insides of the bun. Toast the hot dog buns under a broiler under just lightly brown. Watch this closely so they don't burn!
- Place each hot dog in a bun and top with sauerkraut, some of the onion mixture, and as much spicy brown mustard as you'd like!