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Chili Dogs and Tots

GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,669
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum

Somehow, even being in Hot-lanta, I think Mrs. G knew I was up to something last night. When I told her I was making a giant cookie, she asked what I was having for dinner. I think she knew I probably would have just eaten that. So I promised her I would eat something......I just didn't say it would be healthy.  :lol:

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With a side of Bulleit, my new favorite bourbon.
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Might not have been healthy, might not have been fancy, but it sure was good.

Rowlett, Texas

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  • Cookbook_ChipCookbook_Chip Posts: 1,218
    Great idea doing the tots in aluminum foil on the egg!
    Lovin' my Large Egg since May 2012 (Richmond, VA) ... and makin' cookbooks at http://familycookbookproject.com
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  • Hokie_SmokerHokie_Smoker Posts: 655
    Great looking cook. I've heard great things about Bulleit. What did it replace as your favorite?

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  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    Now, that's a meal fit for a king !!!!  What kind of chili?  For hot dogs, I've never found anything that beats Wolf Brand.  I guess it's because I grew up with it.  :)
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
  • EggucatedEggucated Posts: 213
    edited June 2012
    Wolf Brand!  Hard to find in Atlanta but when I do, I buy a dozen cans.  My wife thought Hormel Chili was great, until she tried a can of Wolf Brand.

    Dang, now I want Chili Cheese Tot's...  I hate it when I'm not working from home and it's lunch time.

    Griffin, I think you've inspired my dinner tonight!
    Thanks, Mike "Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one will believe it."
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    Now, that's a meal fit for a king !!!!  What kind of chili?  For hot dogs, I've never found anything that beats Wolf Brand.  I guess it's because I grew up with it.  :)
    If I had to get canned, I had to get Hormel, now thanks to this forum, I now need to try Wolf Brand chili. (still waiting to open my bottle of Crystal hot sauce) .
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,669

    My favorite was Wild Turkey 101, still like it, but the 101 is starting to kick my but more.

    Have to say it was Hormel. I just like it better than Wolf, although its been years since I've had Wolf, maybe I need to go back and compare. I actually grew up on Wolf brand but switched to Hormel after college.

    Glad I could inspire you Eggucated. Notice I made 4 dogs? The other two and some chili were brought to work today for lunch. Now that's thinking ahead. :D

    Rowlett, Texas

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  • NewportlocalNewportlocal Posts: 474
    I do hot dogs for the kids and chili dogs for the wife, but I love the tater tot idea hadn't thought of that. I will be eggin some tater tots this week. Thanks for the idea.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,669
    Just follow the instructions on the bag. I think these were 450 for 16 minutes-ish, flip halfway.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,647
    Now, that's a meal fit for a king !!!!  What kind of chili?  For hot dogs, I've never found anything that beats Wolf Brand.  I guess it's because I grew up with it.  :)



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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,647
    edited June 2012
    Griffin. At the Salado Fest Lawn Ranger left 2 bags of the HEB half size tots. It is like you cut your tot in half, get real crisp. That is all I buy now (nice to have started off with two free bags).
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 576
    Good ideas.  But what is the ketchup there for?  Hopefully only the tots...  Which Bulleit do you like?  We are loving the Rye.  This might be blasphemy, but could add filtered water to your 101 for less buttkick.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,669

    Mickey, we don't have HEBs here, just Central Market and they don't carry tots. :(

    Z - I don't know. The one with the orange label. I'll check when I get home. I tried Turkey 80, but I just didn't care for the taste of it. I end up getting stupid if I partake too much of the 101 and regret it the next day. We just had a store called Spec's open here in Dallas and they have great prices on "some" of their bourbons. Turkey and Jack are the same price, but where other stores wanted $50 for a 1.75 of Bulleit, they charge $36. $38 for makers and Buffalo was $35. Great prices compared to other stores and they have two prices....a cheaper price for cash or debit and more if you use credit card.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,647
    Sorry, alway forget you are in Dallas :-t
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 576
    I think the Orange label is the standard bourbon.  That was the first good bourbon I had before I knew I liked it.  Green label is rye and also super good.  < 40 for a 1.75 of bourbon you like is a great deal IMO
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,669
    Yeah, I ain't happy about it. Someday we'll get farther down south. The goal is to get back to our hometown of Corpus.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    Yeah, I ain't happy about it. Someday we'll get farther down south. The goal is to get back to our hometown of Corpus.
    Corpus was Howard E. Butts hometown.  I'm sure they have an HEB.   :-j
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    I do tator tots in a non stick cake pan. The egg really gives them a great texture that my oven never could. My kids think they taste great (and so do I). Looks good........need to look for Wolf brand now.
  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
    Since several of you are going to check out Wolf's Brand, I have two recommendations.

    First, they have now the option of buying it WITH beans.  That is not the historical chili and I'd definitely not recommend that for hot dogs.

    The other is that I also grew up on Wolf Brand chili over a bed of rice.  Mom wasn't much of a cook, so we had this quite often.  Actually, when my wife is out of town, I'll often still have it for supper.



    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,669
    Yeah, I ain't happy about it. Someday we'll get farther down south. The goal is to get back to our hometown of Corpus.
    Corpus was Howard E. Butts hometown.  I'm sure they have an HEB.   :-j
    Actually, that's all they have in Corpus. They drove out all competition years ago.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Thanks Howdy. I think it's tough to beat chili on a baked potato. I can't make a pot of chili without three sides to go with it. Hot dogs, baked potatoes and corn chips. These three things make a chili grand slam for me.
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,898
    edited June 2012
    HEB's first store was in Kerrville TX.  When I was growing up our neighborhood HEB had register chits.  Mom would send us to the store to get something, they would write the item and the cost on our chit, then call at EOM the tally owed. That practice almost cost them the business until the sons took over and changed to cash only basis.  The other family schism occured when was decided to sell beer in the stores.  
    Gebhardts Chili con Carne or Wolf Brand chili cheese burger topped with crushed Fritos was a summer grill fav when we were kids. Only better burger was to go down to MR Sill''s Snack Shack and get a been burger-yummo! 

    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • Howdy_DoodyHowdy_Doody Posts: 146
     The other family schism occured when was decided to sell beer in the stores.  

    Howard E. Butt was a big Baptist, and you know the "official" Baptist position on drinking (they only do it when the drapes are drawn).  He came to our church when I was a kid and gave the sermon when we had a revival.   I can see the problem for HEB not selling wine and beer, when Kroger down the street was.  The same thing happened to Randall's in Houston.  He eventually sold out to Safeway, rather than relent to the Devil's brew, and consequently go out of business.
    Houston, Texas http://willsononline.com
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,669
    Never take one Baptist fishing, they'll drink all your beer. Take two, they won't touch a drop. =))

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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