I’ve decided to bring you straight to the Windy City (maybe because wind would actually cool me down during these hot days…) with these Chicago Style Hot Dogs! Huge disclaimer. I am not from Chicago and I am not claiming that these are 100% authentic. Just let it happen.
- Poppy seed bun
- All beef hot dogs, Vienna Beef for the most authentic
- Yellow mustard
- Sweet neon relish (Yes neon. Seriously.. look it up. It looks radioactive!)
- Diced onions
- Tomato wedges
- Sport peppers
- Pickle spears
- Celery salt
For someone like me, some of these ingredients were impossible to find in the grocery store. Looking at you poppy seed buns, neon green relish, and sport peppers. So I improvised… and that’s probably frowned upon. While doing research about Chicago Style Hot Dogs, I have found that people are passionate about them.
If you don’t have poppy seed buns, neon green relish and sport peppers, it’s not authentic. I’m sticking it to the man and recommending other options. Watch me!
There are options for how you cook your hot dog, like steaming or boiling them. If you cook it on the grill, it’s technically a “Char-dog.” I opted to steam the hot dogs to keep them juicy. The great thing about doing that is you can steam the buns as well. I added them for the last minute while the hot dogs were cooking. If you’re like me and couldn’t find poppy seed buns, right when you take the buns out of the steam, sprinkle with poppy seeds so they’ll stick!
The sport peppers were also giving me trouble. I opted for pepperoncini peppers to keep the spice level down for the rest of my family. Other popular options I saw were whole pickled jalapenos, banana peppers, or serrano peppers. It’s really up to you and your taste preferences on that one!
Shoutout to The ChicagoDog for supplying me with most of this information! Also, pretty entertained and thrilled that the Chicago Style Hot Dog has it’s own website. That’s celeb status right there.
Just whatever you do. DO NOT PUT KETCHUP ON IT. You will be disowned immediately.
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