Food & Dining

10 fresh ways to dress your hot dog

alt

Sweet peach and Hawaiian hot dogs.



Remember when all it took to dress a dog was a squiggle of neon yellow mustard and a splash of ketchup? We've come a long way.

These days, dogs are dressed to the nines. Never mind all the geographic differences (it seems like every major city now has to claim its own distinct way of doing up a hot dog). Chefs and food trucks are getting in on pushing limits, too, topping hot dogs with everything from kimchee to mango chutney.

It's an exciting time to eat a hot dog. To help you create your own delicious masterpiece, we came up with some creative ways to adorn your dog.

REUBEN DOG: Sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese, caraway seeds

HAWAIIAN: Thin slices of fresh pineapple, jalapeno peppers, bacon

FRENCH PICNIC: Whole-grain mustard, chopped cornichons, aioli (garlic mayonnaise), served on baguette

THE ITALIAN: Wrap the hotdog in salami before grilling. Top with garlic pickled peppers and sharp provolone

SWEET PEACH: Chopped fresh or frozen peaches, shaved red onion, barbecue sauce, fresh cilantro

CAPRESE: Sliced tomatoes, miniature fresh mozzarella balls, torn fresh basil, drizzle of balsamic glaze

GREEN GARDEN: Scallion mayonnaise, thinly sliced cucumber, fresh tarragon, arugula

MIDWESTERN: Pepper jack cheese, fresh corn kernels, pickled jalapenos, diced red bell pepper

BETTY: Grape jelly mixed with brown mustard, topped with crushed kettle-cooked potato chips

LUMBERJACK: Baked beans, bacon, caramelized onions

(Alison Ladman is a recipe developer for the AP. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CrustAndCrumbCo.)



More Close Up

Weekender: See & Do

• The Alamo, 20 N Square Ln., Newnan, Fri. Nov. 28, will feature local rock band The Gypsies performing covers of classic hits. On Sat. ... Read More


Lions Club to host magic show at EC Middle

The Newnan Lions Club will sponsor its annual Magic Show Friday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at East Coweta Middle School. It will be a fun night for c ... Read More


Movie Review

'The Homesman' depressing to a fault

If you want a grim reminder of hardscrabble life in 1850s Midwest America, look no further than “The Homesman.” This challenging ... Read More


Food & Dining

Enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers with Taste Of Home

HOMEMADE TURKEY SOUP INGREDIENTS: • 1 leftover turkey carcass (from a 10- to 12-pound turkey) • 2 quarts water • 1 medium oni ... Read More


Healthy Living

HealthSouth Newnan opening Dec. 2

As Newnan has become a medical destination in recent years, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan will add yet another center for he ... Read More

Releasing Newnan time capsule

Editor’s note: Norma Haynes provided the thoughts from Mary Glover Nixon and contributes to the introduction of this column. Nixon&rsq ... Read More