Part 4 of 4 part series “Burgers and Dogs”. Click here for Burgers with Creamy Mustard Sauce, click here for Burgers with Horseradish Sauce, and click here for Chili Cheese Dogs.
Everythin’ but the kitchen sink
While working at a hospital in Columbus, Georgia I enjoyed southern dishes at lunch in their cafeteria. Fried chicken, okra, collard greens, hush puppies and cornbread were on the menu every day. They also featured other rotating favorites like fried green tomatoes, beans and greens, ham with red-eye gravy and biscuits with country gravy.
On my first BBQ day I was treated to their southern version of a piled high hot dog. Loaded with coleslaw, peppers and onions plus mustard and ketchup, it was elbow drippin’ fare. I’d never had coleslaw on a hot dog before so when I asked a colleague about it she replied in her heavy southern drawl, “This’s nothin’. We pile everythin’ on dawgs but the kitchen sink.” This dog with slaw and banana peppers is a nod to those southern summer lunches.
2011 AniversaRecipe – Lime and Tomato Tajicos
Recipe: Slaw and Pepper Dawgs
Prep Time: 8 Minutes | Cook Time: 0 Minutes | Yield: 2 Cups Slaw, 6 Servings | Level: Easy
- 2 cups shredded round cabbage
- 1/4 cup diagonal sliced green onion tops
- 1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 6 grilled hot dogs
- 6 hot dog buns, grilled
- 1/3 cup mild sliced banana peppers
1 Combine the cabbage and green onions with vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate.
2 Dress the hot dog buns with mustard and ketchup as desired.
3 Place a hot dog on the bun. Pile a large spoonful of slaw on the dog and add sliced peppers over all.
The slaw is a perfect for a side at a summer picnic because it doesn’t have mayo in the dressing. Add some chopped banana peppers into the salad.
- Exchange white balsamic for white or rice vinegar.
- Exchange mild for medium or hot banana peppers.
Cook with Sauces
Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton