July is National Hot Dog month. If you haven’t celebrated yet, you have 2 more dinner slots available. Don’t wait.
I haven’t had a hot dog in what seems like forever. And if I’m going to have a hot dog it must be grilled. Super grilled. I don’t really do the whole “boiled” hot dog thing. Sorry, I’m not sorry.
We added some relish, too. Local relish from Chapel Hill. It was spiiiiicy.
I also added some ketchup and mustard.
I used center cut bacon (because I don’t believe in fake bacon) and we found some amazing all-beef hot dogs at Whole Foods – 70 calories each!!! Can I get an AMEN?
On the side, sauteed zucchini and red onion. The zucchini may or may not have been sauteed in the bacon drippings. Oh, and a pickle. We can’t forget the pickle.
I loved this hot dog. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t had one in so long or perhaps it’s because the ingredients were quality ingredients. The tomatoes were fresh from the garden! And those 70-calorie dogs didn’t taste light at all. So flavorful. And the perfect “snap” when you bit into the dog.
I should pretend it’s National Hot Dog Month more often.