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What goes on a Hot Dog?

I'm referring ONLY to Ketchup or Mustard.       This is a HUGELY polarizing issue in my family.   I maintain that the only thing a hotdog needs is MUSTARD while others like ketchup.   Even Dirty Harry agrees that Ketchup doesn't belong on a hotdog.




I'll tabulate this if given a meaningful sample.

Just reply Ketchup or Mustard.   I know the rest.   Cheese?  Dill Pickle?   Onion?   BACON?  Chili?  
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  • Around here you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a coney joint.  They're typically served with chili, yellow mustard & diced raw onion and are good.  The natives (I'm not from here) frown on chup big time!
    Flint, Michigan
  • ElijahElijah Posts: 477
    I like ketchup and chili if it's what I consider traditional. Otherwise I'd say put anything that'd fit in the bun and not be too messy.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,239
    S'posedly, ketchup has the same spices that are already in the hot dog, so its unnecessary. I don't think that is quite true, but it seems there is a fair amount of overlap. I haven't come cross a hot dog recipe yet that has mustard in it.

    I'm not so doctrinaire. When I was a kid, I couldn't stand mustard, so dogs always had ketchup. With age, I don't like the sweetness in most ketchup, so I rarely use it now.
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,440
    Cheek Wiz (the only time I eat it), mustard, ketchup, onions and sweet relish.  I guess anything to mask the taste of the hot dog.    

    Also must be French's ketchup, now that I found out it's made from local tomatoes.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,488

    The dog I ate yesterday had this mustard on it and it was quite good. 



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  • gamasongamason Posts: 388
    Mustard!

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  • LitLit Posts: 8,917
    Ketchup, mustard, and cheese.
  • Sticking to the original thread choice -   Mustard!!
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  • wbradkingwbradking Posts: 351
    Mustard
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  • mustard & Kraut
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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,321
    I agree with @EggNorth

    The more crap you can put on it the better. (Eventually hides the fact it's a hot dog)

    I'll go ketchup and mustard if given the option of both. I'll take spicy/hot mustard way before yellow mustard though. 
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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,953
    I prefer both but if I had to choose 1 single condiment that SHOULD be on a dog, it would be mustard.
  • jonnymackjonnymack Posts: 627
    Authenticity and hot dog are not things that need to go together. To the OP's point, mustard. It's all I need. Now if you have some onions I'd appreciate it but I can make do with mustard. My kids like ketchup....so ketchup they get. No probs on my side.
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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,721
    Ketchup, lots of it!

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  • Darby_CrenshawDarby_Crenshaw Posts: 2,657
    i put whatever i want on it.

    i thought everyone else did the same.  :)
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,857
    Ketchup, mustard, chili, slaw, onion.  


    I also like mayo on my dogs!  
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,807
    edited April 2016
    Mustard

    "Everybody knows there's three acceptable condiments for a hot dog. There's mustard, onions and stagnant cart water." Jon Stewart

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  • shuckershucker Posts: 483
    mustard, onion, chili, and coleslaw

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  • EggarooEggaroo Posts: 417
    Mustard! If that's all you got, that's perfectly fine. If you have a good chili sauce, onions, relish, or cheese that's all the better. I don't know why anybody would want to put ketchup on a hot dog.
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  • womauswomaus Posts: 193
    I'm a bit less concerned about what goes on them than what goes in them.



    Flo's in Maine has a nice house sauce/relish that combines well with mayo and celery salt.


  • LitLit Posts: 8,917
    womaus said:
    I'm a bit less concerned about what goes on them than what goes in them.



    Flo's in Maine has a nice house sauce/relish that combines well with mayo and celery salt.


    Thanks. Now I want a hot dog.
  • bhedges1987bhedges1987 Posts: 3,201
    Mustard.

    Though I would put way more on it than just that. 

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  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,651
    In my own experience, kids always prefer ketchup, and I did when I was a boy, but for some reason, most people seem to switch to mustard when they're adults.  I don't want ketchup on my hot dog, and if there's just one condiment, it'll be mustard.

    But like many others above, I almost always prefer LOTS of stuff on hot dogs!  I grew up in Flint, Michigan, though I haven't lived there for several decades, and I love a Flint Coney Island, which has an unusual, local-to-Flint-only chili that's mild and rather dry, usually served with chopped onions and mustard.  But when I lived in Philly for many years, I came to love hot dogs out of the carts with sauerkraut and/or onions cooked with just a tiny bit of BBQ sauce to give them color and a hint of sweetness.  I make those myself, sometimes.  And I've seen millions of complicated stuff that all sounds wonderful.

    But for the OP's original question, for me it'd be mustard.
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,869
    Both.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,956
    Kewpie Mayonnaise.
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  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262
    Mustard.  Not ketchup.

    Hot dogs are disgusting, but at the same time are the perfect condiment delivery vehicle.  I'm torn.  Anyone make their own?
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  • Darby_CrenshawDarby_Crenshaw Posts: 2,657
    edited April 2016
    blasting said:
    Mustard.  Not ketchup.

    Hot dogs are disgusting, but at the same time are the perfect condiment delivery vehicle.  I'm torn.  Anyone make their own?
    hot dogs are (usually) ground up beef, garlic, salt, a little nitrite for color and picquancy. maybe paprika

    a sausage basically, just one type of sausage.

    had good ones and bad ones.  i'd be hard pressed to label them all good or all bad.

    you can certainly make your own.  lot of good recipes out there.  emulsification is the thing that makes many of these german sausages so uniform.  weisswurst, etc. and you may not get yours to a truly emulsified slurry-like state.

    i have made them, can't find pics, but oh well.  i used the regular casings, and so they are huge dogs.  hot smoked to 150 then into an ice bath.  cook to color later on. freeze the rest

    it's not, as my dad used to say "all lips and assh*les".  kosher ones tend to be truest to the traditional recipe. 100% beef, wholesome cuts, etc.






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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,239
    blasting said:
    Mustard.  Not ketchup.

    Hot dogs are disgusting, but at the same time are the perfect condiment delivery vehicle.  I'm torn.  Anyone make their own?
    Lots of dogs sold in America now are probably nothing like the original franks and wieners. Making those required lots of skill, and usually very good cuts of lean beef and veal.

    Likewise the original baloney, mortadella.

    I don't make my own. Can barely make a simple sausage. But there are 2 places that I buy dogs from that make their own. Good enough that I'll drive 30 miles 1 way just to get them.
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