The Chicago dog


    Nicknamed the “dragged through the garden” dog, this all-beef dog with relish, tomatoes, peppers, and pickles was a complete meal for a nickel in tough economic times. Thanks to its veggie-heavy content, van Kraayenburg calls it “one of the lightest—and dare I say, most nutritious—dogs out there. If you’re looking for a dog with sweet, spicy, and garden-fresh flavors, this is the one for you.” To stay authentic, though, “be sure to keep the ketchup far, far away.”


    1 all-beef hot dog
    1 bun
    Yellow mustard to taste
    Neon-green relish to taste
    2 tomato wedges
    3 whole sport peppers
    1 dill pickle spear
    Celery salt to taste

    How to make it 

    Pan-fry hot dog. Toward the end of cooking, steam bun. Place dog in bun. Top with a line of mustard, a spoonful or two of relish, tomato wedges, sport peppers, and a pickle spear. Sprinkle with a dash of celery salt.

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