Finally! Fourth of July weekend is here! Hip-Hip-Hooray! I’m ready for a nice long break! I’ve been working on spring cleaning the last few days. YES, lol, I’m fully aware it is no longer spring! I believe that completely and adequately sums up the last few months of my life. Anybody else behind?(Please tell me I’m not sailing on this ship by myself!)
I promised you a hot dog recipe today! Say What? I know you probably thought “Oh,that poor thing has lost her mind! She’s posting how to cook a hot dog!” I think we’ve already established you wouldn’t be too far off on the “mind loosing” concept. However by now you should also know it’s just not in my DNA to do the “Norm”! Not even when it comes to a hot dog, and never for one you would serve at a 4th of July gathering.
Earlier this week I shared my love of Pastrami Burgers with you. Well,I got to thinking…if you can kick up a burger with pastrami what would happen if you added it to a hot dog! (I know!… Julia Child eat your heart out!) So, I went to work creating this mouthwatering Hot Dog!
I used a quality all beef jumbo hot dog! If you are creating the ultimate hot dog…make sure it’s a top notch quality dog. There is a difference. (This is a meal not a snack at the ball field!) Next, beef pastrami. You could use turkey pastrami but…why? No…. seriously… why? Does this look like a “healthy meal”? No, it doesn’t and I’m totally okay with that! This is a hot dog on steroids…let’s give it the respect it deserves. It also houses baby Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, and a mustard mayo sauce! (That’s what I’m talking about!)
To caramelize the onions slice a whole white onion thinly. (I like the sweetness of a white onion.) In a skillet add a pat of butter and over medium high heat add the onions. Keep stirring and turning until you have beautiful golden caramelized onions.
While your grill master is grilling those hot dogs and toasting the buns, you are going to cook your pastrami. You just want to heat it through. When the buns are toasted add a slice of baby Swiss cheese and place it under the broiler and melt the cheese.
In a small separate bowl mix mayonnaise and yellow mustard together. Set aside as this will be the sauce for your hot dogs.
As soon as the cheese is all melted and bubbly, remove from the broiler. Place a generous serving of the pastrami on top of the cheese, followed by the hot dog and then topped off with the caramelized onions and mustard sauce. Wait…do you hear it? The hot dog angels are singing. Okay, maybe not but, your guests will be!
This is one amazingly savory hot dog! It’s beyond a hot dog. It’s like Ms. Pastrami Sandwich and Mr. Costco Hot Dog got together and THIS is their precious baby!
Mars really enjoyed it. (One perk is he is my taste tester! It’s not always a rewarding job but, it was last night!)
I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend! Share your pictures with me! I would LOVE to see you, your families, and the celebrations you are having at your Nest! Leave them in the comments…I look forward to hearing from you! I’m also sharing this recipe on my favorite link-up party…Weekend Potluck over on www.sweetlittlebluebird.com click on the link to find recipes from other bloggers just like me!