This summer, Food Network’s Grilling Central is packed with recipes for the entire family’s taste buds, boasting the best in burgers, dogs, chicken and more all season long. But with so many recipes, where do you start? Each week, FN Dish is giving you a complete menu that is stress-free and will be table-side quickly.
This weekend, take a trip to Germany, Mexico, Spain and Greece without your passport. Food Network Magazine’s world-class hot dog recipes combine flavors like tzatziki and cucumbers, German mustard and pretzels, and chipotle mayonnaise with avocado for a twist on the American classic.
Main Dish: World-Class Hot Dog recipes (pictured above)
Quick sides and a dessert recipe after the jump »
Tired of plain ol’ mustard and ketchup? Take your hot dog beyond sauerkraut and relish with Food Network Magazine’s 30 days of hot dogs. Whisk your family away with a Chicago-inspired hot dog topped with dill pickles, cucumber spears, sliced tomatoes, sweet pickle relish, pickled peppers, diced onion and yellow mustard. Or get rid of the bun altogether and swap it for flour tortillas: Top with shredded cheddar, lettuce, salsa and sour cream for a taco-inspired dinner.
Get the recipes: 30 Hot Dog Topping Ideas
Visit Grilling Central for more hot dog ideas, tips and recipes.
So I’m standing about 5 feet away from Mario Batali, both an Iron Chef and one of the most successful restaurateurs in New York City. I go up to him and say, “Excuse me, where did you get that hot dog?”
And do you know what he says? “Over there.” Mind you, this guy can cook dishes like fennel dusted sweetbreads with his eyes closed, and yet there he stood, eating a hot dog like we were at a Mets game.