Thursday, April 01, 2010

Recipe - Loaded Healthy Hot Dogs

Today for dinner I made a couple of loaded hot dogs for dinner. They were delicious and about 80 calories each.

For the simple recipe, read on:

Ingredients (along with calories). Makes one hot dog.
Multiply ingredients by number of hot dogs you wish to make.

1 Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Hot Dog 30
1 Slice Aunt Millie's Whole Grain, High Fiber, Low Calorie Bread 35
1/4 cup Refrigerated Sauerkraut 4
1 Refrigerated Dill Pickle Spear 5
2 tbs No Calorie Added Sweet Relish (see below for easy way to make this) 5
Mustard (I used Jalapeno mustard) 0
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 0
Celery Salt 0

To make the No Calorie Added Sweet Relish get a jar of dill relish which is unsweetened. Add 2 tablespoons of Spelnda sweetener to it.

Lightly toast the bread and broil or pan fry the hot dog. Place the hot dog on the bread with the dill pickle spear next to it. Apply mustard to taste. Top with sauerkraut and relish, then sprinkle to taste with red pepper flakes and celery salt. Enjoy!

I find the refrigerated brands of pickles, sauerkraut, and relish taste far better than the varieties that are not. They cost a little bit more but in my opinion they are well worth it.

Spicy Variation: Instead of Mustard, after the all the ingredients are together sprinkle 1/3 tsp of Splenda or other calorie free sweetener across top of hot dog contents. Then add (to your degree of heat) your favorite gourmet hot sauce. I used some Chile Habanero sauce my friend Rob at work procured for me. It was awesome. Mixing the "heat with sweet" as Bobby Flay often says makes for some excellent flavors!

1 comment:

Barry said...

Hi Chris!

Looks good, plus is something quick and easy when I'm eating alone.

Another version is to place the uncooked hot dog on a slice of bread diagonally, slice of cheese optional. Fold up the bread and secure with a toothpick. Bake until done and bread is toasted.

Top with relish, mustard, ketchup, etc., as desired.