How to make it

  • Franks may be boiled, grilled, or fried as you prefer.
  • To boil franks bring water in pan to a boil and cook for 5 minutes keeping at a simmer. If water boils too hard or franks cook too long they will rupture.
  • To grill put franks on grill near the coals and turn often to prevent over browning.
  • To fry franks, heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add the franks. Attend and turn the franks constantly until they are nicely browned.
  • To make a Chicago Hot Dog, put a frank into a warmed bun. spread mustard down the sides of the frank, add a teaspoon of minced bell pepper, a teaspoon of minced onion, a teaspoon of relish. Wedge 2 tomato wedges down on each side of the frank, then wedge in 2 cucumbers and a dill wedge. Sprinkle the top with some of the celery salt and add tabasco peppers.
  • *Note: (Update) What we call tabasco peppers are called "sport" peppers in Chicago. They are the small green peppers usually associated with "Pepper Sauce." When ripened and cured in vinegar, they make the famous "Tabasco Hot Sauce." The little chiles originated in the state of Tabasco, Mexico, and are named for that Mexican state.

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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    These are simply the best way to fix a hot dog. Drag it through the garden and make it snappy. YUMMY
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  • lasaf 10 years ago
    The tomaroes from my garden will be wonderful on these. Thank you for reminding me of all the ingredients. I love all Chicago style hotdogs. L.
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  • carmenperez 10 years ago
    hi there
    never had one but try tonight
    ty much yummy
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  • parkroad22 11 years ago
    I lived in Chicago for over 40 years and operated a Vienna Beef Hot Dog Stand for years and have eaten them for over 35 years and I never heard of, or bought, a Chicago Hot Dog with Green Bell Pepper on it. These hot dogs are very difficult to prepare at home. The secret to this hot dog is the bright green relish (prepared from sweet pickles that have not been cooked) that can only be obtained from the Vienna Beef Company. The peppers suggested for this item are also the wrong type, what you want are called "sport peppers" anything less will not be a suitable substitute.(Recently, Chicagoland Jewel Stores have began selling the Vienna Beef Relish and Sport Peppers). Also, if you don't use a high quality all beef hot dog, the taste will be lacking.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Love NY dogs but this is great my friend. Really neat post TY TY TY
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  • billyd 11 years ago
    Will try this soon!
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  • organicmama 11 years ago
    Good ole Chicago dogs!
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  • asheats 11 years ago
    I just had my first chiago hot dag the other day. My favortie part was the tomatoes, I've never had tomatoes on a hot dog. I was already planning on having this for lunch over the weekend, great time for your post. :)
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  • putercop 11 years ago
    I used to take the train and stop at Union Square station years ago. What a mouthwatering flashback! Nothing like it here in NY. I can taste each ingredient as I read it, thanks! Great post!
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