Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I order one from every stadium or ballpark and yes, even though the hot dogs are simply average at best, I must try the house special or my sporting experience isn't complete.

Bryant-Denny's? A Bryan hot dog with a few squirts of that ketchup-mustard combo thingy and a mildly sour kraut... Assembled 3 hours before kick-off, waiting for me in the bottom of a Styrofoam cooler, and wrapped in a foil/wax paper blend that works much like the Snuggie concept. Okay, whatever. But it does taste like a Crimson Tide football game.

Why not use that money this week and feed the entire gang? If you can catch a 2 for $4 special on Oscar Mayer bun length hot dogs, you're half way there. Fill in with some buns, hon, and get your peeps to bring some sides and toppers.

Marrow's Famous #2: Salty Dogs
Makes 8 to 16 servings (C'm on, the guys are gonna eat 2 or 3.)
Prep: 5 min., Stand: 20 min., Grill: 6 min.

Much like the original that ran in Southern Living years ago, however, as with many recipes, sometimes you continue to tweak until it's different but really much the same. Either way, according to Marrow, the key to a most deliciously good dog is grilling them... and an equal hot dog to bun ratio.

Game Plan: Prep dogs on Friday night so they'll be ready to toss on the grill when you get to campus.

2 packages Oscar-Mayer Bun Length Wieners (Nathan's are good too, but expect a more pronounced "snap" and a juicier dog.)
1/2 cup Dale's Steak Seasoning
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce (Lea and Perrin's, please)
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
16 hot dog buns

Place first 4 ingredients in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight. Toss into an icy cooler before heading out to the game. Grill over direct heat 6 to 8 minutes per side, turning occasionally. Serve in buns with assorted toppings.

The Extra Point: Toss a 4-count on too, when grilling other meats, then reheat them in the microwave until hot to enjoy for lunch the next day.

Big Bacon Chili Cheese Dog
Cooked bacon slices (Slip 2 slices into the bun, on either side of the dog.)
Spicy brown mustard
Game-Day Chili (Thanks, myrecipes.)
Shredded Cheddar

A Mockery Reuben Dog
Trailer Sauce (See Tidefan Fare Gourmet Burger Bar post)
Swiss cheese, melted

All American Burger Dog
American cheese, melted
Shredded lettuce
Chopped tomatoes
Diced onion
Yellow mustard

Taco Dog
Fresh salsa (See Tidefan Fare Grilled Chicken Fajitas post)
Sour Cream
Fresh cilantro
Taco beef (You know, the kind you make on taco night and stuff into shells.)

Sloppy Southern Dog (Pictured above)
Stovetop "Baked" Beans (Look for the recipe on Thursday)
Barbecue Sauce
Spicy brown mustard

Asian Slaw Dogs (Thanks, myrecipes.)

Oh and BTW, is that ketchup-mustard combo thingy really that big of a time saver?

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