I love food....good food, different food, gourmet food, junk food....pretty much ALL food. Which is why I blog and probably why I spend an inordinate amount of time on my rowing machine every morning at 4:30. But I also have a passion for hot dogs. You know the kind you get off a cart when you are walking in a city? Yep...I can't say no. And I loooooooooooooooove mayo on a hot dog....so if the cart doesn't have mayo I'm very disappointed. In Vancouver I have a passion for Japadog and here in Calgary I may have been known to hit Tubby Dog and have the slaw dog or sumo dog.
But my favourite hot dog ever was the Chi-town dog - a hot dog out of Chicago loaded with coleslaw, mustard, onions, tomatoes, cheese and pickles (anything with pickles is up there in my book). The guy who runs our cafeteria at work serves Chi-town dogs every third Friday - it's probably the highlight of my day when I see it on the menu.
So in the interest of cutting down on the amount of bread I ingest (it's sad....and it's not working) I adapted the Chi-town Dog into a salad!!! If I'm not careful I could eat this every night!
Sorry for the crap picture......it's a salad and the picture just wasn't working.
First make some coleslaw. I used the pre-shredded bagged stuff but make my own dressing with mayo, vinegar and a bit of sugar. Then chop up your onions, tomatoes and pickles and dump on top. Next fry up some sliced hot dogs. I used Butterball turkey franks in another effort to appear healthy. Dump them on top, throw on some shredded cheese and voila.....Chi-town Dog Salad.