Wednesday, July 21, 2010

End of a hot dog era

Let's face it, hot dogs are a quick and easy (and tasty) meal. Even tastier when you use a pretzel as a bun.

I don't know if you're familiar with Philadelphia-style soft pretzels, but they're not your typical shape. They're more like two links of a chain. (You'll have to Google it. I'm not sure what the rules are for stealing photos.) I'll wait...

Ok, done?

So you can see that its long thin shape would make a perfect bun for a hot dog. All you have to do is split it and add some mustard. So tasty.

But sadly, the Philly Pretzel Factory near our apartment has closed for good. We actually had to go buy hot dog buns in a bag so we can eat the ones we have in the fridge.

I'm bummed we won't be able to have hot dogs on pretzels anymore. It was really, really good.

Oh, hmm, there's one a few blocks from the train stop in Newark...


Quid said...

I've never thought of this! I'm a fan of both, so I'll have to try it.

You'll just have to make a trip to Philly more frequently to stock up!

Scott said...

We also split the hot dogs lengthwise and fry them in a pan or on a griddle. We do this for two reasons: 1) They're really tasty that way. 2) They lay flat and won't escape the pretzel. Our favorite hot dogs are Hebrew National Knockwurst and Jumbo Beef Franks.