Online Clearance Shopping, Free Shipping, Online Sales and Coupons at

Go Back   MyBargainBuddy Forums > Recipe Swap
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-18-2007, 01:10 PM
Christine's Avatar
Christine Christine is online now
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 86,817
Christine is a MBB VIPChristine is a MBB VIPChristine is a MBB VIPChristine is a MBB VIPChristine is a MBB VIPChristine is a MBB VIPChristine is a MBB VIPChristine is a MBB VIPChristine is a MBB VIPChristine is a MBB VIPChristine is a MBB VIP
Default Best grilling hot dogs

Regional tastes vary when it comes to hot dogs, but as someone who has had a hot dog in at least 40 states spread evenly through every region of the country, I feel comfortable (and confident) saying that garlicky all-beef hot dogs with natural casings are the best-tasting hot dogs you can buy. There are two widely available natural casing all-beef hot dog brands, Boar's Head and Vienna Beef, but both companies make many different kinds of hot dogs, so scour the label before you plunk down your hard-earned money. The natural casing seals in the flavor and the juices when you grill the dogs. Papaya King hot dogs also have natural casings, but they're harder to find except in select New York area stores. Beware of most Nathan's Hot Dog packages you see in the supermarket. They are usually skinless, though they do make a natural-casing dog that you almost never see in supermarkets for some reason. If you can't find an all-beef hot dog with a natural casing, Niman Ranch's Fearless Franks, Empire National Kosher Hot Dogs, and if you can't find any of the above, Hebrew National hot dogs (as a last resort) are all acceptable alternatives. I don't really understand why Bill Niman doesn't put a natural casing on his dogs, but he doesn't. The kosher rabbis in their inimitable wisdom decided some years ago that natural sheep casings are not kosher, so there is no such thing as a natural casing kosher hot dog. Kosher hot dog makers like Empire National sometimes offer a collagen casing instead, but collagen doesn't provide the same snap.
"If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am."
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump