I’ve hinted at our favorite way to eat hot dogs for a while, so wanted to share our take on Bahn Mi Hot Dogs! These EXPLODE with flavor, and bring meatiness, saltiness, crunchiness, sweetness, and spiciness to your palate – pretty much everything you could ever want in a mouthful.
Pickled radishes are a star player in this dish, so I had to refill our jar that we had rapidly gone through in the past month. I do the lazy man way, and once the first set of pickled radishes are devoured, I just throw in more cut up radishes into the brine.
I cut up some carrots for color, and added some jalapenos for spice. I loved the colors on how this looked when I threw it together! And then I screwed on the top, and left it on the counter for about 8 hours so that it can get happy. Then I put it in the fridge to be enjoyed whenever we had a craving for pickled radishes! Let me tell you – I made this last night, and it’s already 1/4 gone. The jalapenos really made this kick, and so we’ve been eating it with rice, with hot dogs, with burgers, and with whatever else we’ve made for meals since! SO GOOD.
I put together a “buffet” of hot dog toppings so that everyone could just make their own hot dogs their way.
Fresh cilantro, some seasoned kimchi, pickled radishes, and thinly sliced jalapenos.
What is seasoned kimchi you ask? Well, I didn’t want to throw just regular kimchi on hotdogs (although that would be delish!), so I seasoned it with some sugar, sesame oil, and sesame seeds:
1/3 cup of kimchi (cut into small pieces – I used kitchen shears for this)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
sprinkling of sesame seeds
Mix the kimchi with the sugar and sesame oil, then sprinkle with the sesame seeds!
It creates a slightly sweet, nutty, not too pungent kimchi that can top burgers and hot dogs. YUM.
Anyway, back to my hot dogs. I bought a package of Brooklyn Hot Dog Company all beef hot dogs:
These were long and skinny, and since they have a natural casing, they have an awesomely juicy SNAP when you bite into it! I also picked up some brioche hot dogs buns to go with, since these were such fancy hot dogs, I needed fancy bread to go with. When making bahn mi hot dogs, these are awesome with regular hot dogs and buns, so don’t feel the need to go crazy with fanciness like I did!
I toasted the brioche bun on the skillet as I pan seared the hot dogs. How delicious does that look?? Then I loaded up the toppings!
Sriracha mayo (as mentioned in my previous bulgogi burger post), pickled radish, sliced jalapenos, and fresh cilantro leaves. As we devoured these, Alex kept saying we should sell them since they’re SO GOOD.
What are you favorite hot dog toppings?