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Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,670
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Well, last night's foray into natural casing hot dogs was a little less than satisfying. I bought Mucke's and Hummel along with split top buns. Grilled the buttered buns on a CI griddle and they were outstanding! The dogs, not so much. Not bad, just no better than the prepackaged ones I usually buy. Maybe not even as good.

I had heard that Pearls were sold by Stop & Shop, but they haven't made it to Connecticut stores. So, this morning, I called a Stop & Shop in Mass and they DO carry them!! And only 18 miles away, due north! That's even closer than the Wicked Good distribution center! :)

When the weather warms up enough, maybe I will combat the negative effects of all those dogs by going to get them on my bicycle! A nice Saturday morning ride. B)

Gotta go now... headed north. What? I can't have hot dogs two days in a row?? :lol:
Michael 
Central Connecticut 

"Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    I would like to try the Pearl Dogs also. Until presented with the chance I will stick with the old stanby of "Nathans" from my neighborhood Publix.
    Oh, and there is only one "Dawg" and it don't do in a bun. :P
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,670
    These are Massachusetts dawgs. Is that an oxymoron or something?

    The packaging is red and black - what more do you want? :lol:

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    A man runs a outdoor corner hot dog stand just north of Boston. He cooks them on an egg at high temps, uses only Pearl hot dogs, and serves then blackened. To prevent curling (and increase flavor) he makes several small across the dog slices on opposite sides. His stand is very popular.

    I have yet to try Pearl hot dogs but am looking forward to the time I do. They will ship them (10 lbs minimum) anywhere with access to them by their website.

    If you try the pearl hot dogs, I would appreciate your opinion.

    Spin
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  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Hey Spin good to hear from you.I bought 10# of Pearls 1/4# dogs and really like them.

    Larry

    http://www.fredsfranks.com/
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  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Hi YB. I'm going to order some today. That is the website of the hot dog stand I was talking about.

    Our best to you and yours,
    Spin
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,670
    Success!!! Bought a 2.5 lb box of 1/4 pounders! Should last me thru the weekend! :lol: Only $11.99 too...that's cheaper than the $5/lb prepackaged dogs I usually buy! They even had extra long split top buns to go with these huge suckers. I don't recall seeing the long buns in my local stores. :)

    Life is good!
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Her's a Pearl from a recent cook
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    With some great Chili
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    Half eaten
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    Deliscioso!
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  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Now I am going to have to do some tonight! :laugh:
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,670
    Man, that chili looks awesome!!! I've never tried to make my own, which means I don't usually have chili on home cooked dogs cuz I don't like any canned stuff I've ever tried. I did find a brand today that I've never tried before. Maybe it'll be okay. But if yours tastes as good as it looks, you HAVE to share your recipe!! You just HAVE to!! :laugh:
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,417
    I'm also a Pearl's convert and was happy to pay more for the shipping than the franks cost! BTW you actually have to talk to their controller in person to order so call Monday.
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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,417
    It's hard to beat Chuck Lane's Varsity Club knock off sauce. I make double batches of this delicious sauce and then freeze it like hockey pucks. 1/4 of a cup is perfect for 2 dogs.
    Here's the recipe:
    http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_recipes&Itemid=71&func=detail&id=408
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,670
    and me with 3 lbs of 80% that I was just about to vac seal! hahaha! thanks! wonder what I'll do with the can I just bought?
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,837
    We love them,too! :laugh:

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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Mike, you dont really mean tht you've never made chili?
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,670
    Yep, that's exactly what I mean. Hot dog chili or otherwise. Does that make me a bad person? :huh: :lol:
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • Steve what website did you use to order those pearl dogs?
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  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,837
    Jerry, I just googled Pearl hot dogs. You have to order them by phone.
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  • ok thx, thats what i thought
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,670
    Amazing! Drove to Mass last week to buy Pearls (36 mile round trip)... from the same grocery chain that has a store just two miles from my house (where I do most of my shopping as it's on my way to everywhere). The Connecticut stores don't carry Pearls though.

    So, after tasting these delicacies, I decided it was worth a shot so I went to the Contact Us link on their website, gave them the product name and UPC and asked them to carry Pearls here. That was last Saturday. This morning, I got a call from my local store telling me they will now be stocking them and that they should have them in TOMORROW! One week after I asked!!

    I am impressed!! Hope they sell well enough so they continue to carry them. ;)
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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