This holiday is celebrated by enjoying hot dogs either at home, at fast food restaurants or festivals!
Heres a few ideas for celebrating this holiday:
Enjoy your back yard by having a hot dog grilling day. Invite all your friends, family and neighbors and share in the love of hot dogs. We all love simple hot dogs but why not set up the fixings for theme dogs. A good example of this is pizza dogs, taco dogs or Godfather dogs! For pizza dogs, grill sausage weenies & sliced grilled onions with mozarella cheese and pizza sauce pored on top of the dog. For taco dogs use beef weenies, taco meat & sauce, grated cheddar cheese and top with lettuce & tomato. Mexican style bacon-wrapped hot dog with grilled onions, jalapeño or bell peppers and salsa as condiments. For Godfather dogs, use chicken weenies, grilled onions, white cheese and italian dressing. Delicious!
July is National Hot Dog month but did you know that it's Baked Bean Month and Pickle Month too? Yep it sure is and they both go great with hot dogs so make sure you add them to your table ;) For dessert why not serve homemade ice cream to cool everyone down!
Hot Dog Condiment Parties are both fun and popular! The idea is to come up with as many condiments you can think of to add to the top of hot dogs- We all know that relish is a big deal when it comes to hot dogs so go crazy on different relishes. Your guest will be amazed at the variety and will have a lot of flavorful fun in the process- see Hot Dog Condiments for ideas and recipes.
Hot dogs can be grilled, steamed, boiled, barbecued, pan fried, deep fried, broiled, or microwaved. Or, why not try something new like boiling them in a flavor liquid like beer!
Host your very own hot dog eating contest!
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According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans will be consuming hot dogs in record numbers this summer.
The Council estimates that over seven billion hot dogs will be eaten by Americans between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During the July 4th (Independence Day) weekend alone (the biggest hot-dog holiday of the year), 155 million will be gobbled up.
Every year, Americans eat an average of 60 hot dogs each. For more information, visit the Council's website at www.hot-dog.org.
What is the most popular condiment for a hot dog? Council research shows that for adults, mustard (see National Mustard Day) is the condiment of choice, while children prefer ketchup.
Hot dogs in New York are generally served with a lighter mustard and steamed onions.
By law, a hot dog can contain up to 3.5 percent of "non-meat ingredients."
Hot Dog Quiz - What would summertime be without the ultimate barbecue treat -- the hotdog? It's as all-American as baseball and apple pie -- or is it? See how much you really know about the king of sausages!
"In the US, the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council conducted a poll in 2005, which found mustard to be the most popular condiment (32 percent). "Twenty-three percent of Americans said they preferred ketchup....Chili (chili con carne) came in third at 17 percent, followed by relish (9 percent) and onions (7 percent). Southerners showed the strongest preference for chili, while Midwesterners showed the greatest affinity for ketchup. Nationwide, however, mustard prevailed."