Hot-Dogs, 4 ways + Game-Day Week 5

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Welcome to this Week's Giveaway

Let's get right to it... I know everyone is busy and has places to go, gotta find the right spot, right Uga?

Congratulations to Jessica, last week's winner with her amazing NOLA Bites. A copy of my new recipe book will be reserved in your name as soon as if comes out.

I want to thank all who took time to summit a recipe last week and I hope more of you get in the spirit and share one with all of us as well. In the last few weeks, we've had more hits, pageviews and a larger audience than I imagined. To the participants, so glad you are in this game.  Some of you I hear are reaping big rewards.

This week I thought it would be fun to revisit a few of my favorite game-day grilling recipes, dogs to be specific, so here we go...

Old Fashion Slaw Dogs
8 servings

All you need for this is 8 hotdogs, 8 buns, homemade slaw and 4 hungry people (or 8 single servings)

To make the Slaw, you will need:
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 small white onion, grated
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon celery seeds
3 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small head of cabbage, cored, finely shredded
1 large carrot, finely shredded

Whisk together the mayonnaise, onion, sugar, celery salt, vinegar and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the cabbage and carrot and stir to combine, season with more salt and pepper, if needed. Let sit at least 15 minutes before serving or make it up the day before.

Grill the dogs 2 to 3 minutes on each side or to your liking, toast the buns and assemble with lots of slaw!

Fancy Fixin' Dogs
8 servings

8 all-beef hot dogs
8 hoagie buns
1 -9 ounce jar mango chutney (such as Major Grey's), any large pieces chopped fine
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard plus additional for serving

Mix chutney, onion, cilantro, and 1 tablespoon mustard in bowl. Make this a day ahead. Cover and chill.

Prepare grill to medium high heat and grill hot dogs and buns until heated through. Add mustard if desired to the bun, the hot dog and spoon on the relish. Enjoy!

Raging Cajun Nawlins Cheese Dog
makes 8 dogs

8 all beef, extra long hot dogs
8 hot dog buns
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 cups milk
1 1/2 cups shredded Colby cheese
3/4 cup (mild or hot) pickled jalapeno slices, drained

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the flour and whisk until smooth. Add the seasonings and cook stirring for 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk and whisk. Turn up the heat and when mixture starts to boil, reduce heat to medium-low. Allow mixture to simmer stirring constantly until it thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon, about 20 minutes.
Add the cheese, the chopped jalapeno slices and whisk until cheese completely melts. Remove from the heat and serve or store until needed
Sauce can be refrigerated for up to 2 days, then reheated on low heat, with a little liquid added if necessary.
On game day, grill your dogs, toast your buns and top your dogs with this spicy cajun cheese sause.
Optional assorted garnishes: diced yellow onions, sauerkraut, grain mustard, ketchup, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, diced tomatoes, sweet or dill pickle relish, lettuce, and/or chili.

My famous hot dog chili recipe
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion -diced
2 garlic cloves -minced
1 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
2 tablespoons brown mustard
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Tomato juice as needed
In a medium saucepan brown beef in oil stirring and chopping until it is fine in texture and fully cooked without liquid. Drain and remove any oil. Add the onion and garlic to the meat on medium low heat and cook about 5 minutes. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, except tomato juice and bring to a low simmer. Add just enough tomato juice to create a very loose but not soupy mixture. Cook on low about 15 minutes.

Now if you really want to dress 'em up, sprinkle on a mound of finely grated cheese, the kind men like to eat - Velvetta.

Oh, by the way, this is my 700th post!!!

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  1. Congrats on your 700th post wow! These dogs are awesome, of course the cheese makes them... just want to dive right into the screen... love it, and as always thanks for being such an awesome host with this great football party!

  2. Wow, 700 posts…. incredible! By now, this blog has got to be THE definitive source for Gulf Coast cooking on the web. Congratulations!

  3. I finally got here on time to join the fun! I'm loving the Cajun hot dogs...yum!

  4. Hey Drick, I want to tailgate with all the contributors to your tailgate party;-)
    I was just thinking about making pigs in a blanket for the grandkids, they would love that at a tailgate, I think!
    Now for me I'll take a Fancy Fixin' Dog;-)

  5. 700th post!! CONGRATS!!! here is to many many more delish recipes!!

  6. I'm lovin the chili dog. The booster club for my son's high school team just instituted Rimmy's grill in his honor. I think I have a new menu item for them! Enjoy your week. :)

  7. 700 posts Holy Cow and a congrats as big!! Love the dogs, especially the Cajun Nawlins Cheese! No recipe for this week Drick, life barely allowed me time to fix dinner never mind game day food, uughh.

  8. Thanks Drick! I couldn't be happier!!! These dogs look amazing!

  9. Congratulations on your 700th! And congrats to Jessica as well :)
    Sorry I have been missing out with the computer switch over, but these hot dogs would sure be great game party food. Love the idea of a chutney on a hot dog...nice :)


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