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06.30.2021

10 Toppings for Gourmet Hot Dogs

10 Toppings for Gourmet Hot Dogs

Sometimes the mustard just won’t cut it. It wouldn’t be summer without a few hot dogs in the cookout rotation. And, we wouldn’t be The Spice House if we didn’t have a few ideas for making the humble hot dog a little extraordinary.

What follows are ten recipes for our favorite toppings to throw on a hot dog. Each of these recipes can be made the day before, so all you have to do is fire up the grill and keep the cooler stocked with beverages. Plus, there are a few spices and seasonings we recommend for crafting a more delectable dog.

Classic Homemade Mustard

HOMEMADE MUSTARD RECIPE

Ginger Curry Mustard

CURRY MUSTARD RECIPE

Bread 'n Butter Pickles

HOMEMADE PICKLE RECIPE

Classic Summer Coleslaw

CLASSIC COLESLAW RECIPE

Cilantro-Free Pico de Gallo Salsa

PICO DE GALLO RECIPE

Gourmet Pickled Jalapeños

PICKLED JALAPEÑO RECIPE

Texas-Style Chili

TEXAS CHILI RECIPE

Creeping Reaper Hot Sauce

CAROLINA REAPER SAUCE RECIPE

Nacho Cheese Sauce

NACHO CHEESE RECIPE

20-Minute Harissa Spread

EASY HARISSA RECIPE

Spices for Hot Dogs

Spices offer a little something extra when it comes to the condiment game. A few of our choices below make excellent toppings just by themselves, while a few others will take your condiments over the top. If you’re looking for even more spice options, explore our collection of toppings spices.

Celery Salt

Any Chicagoan can tell you the importance of garnishing a char dog with celery salt. Just don’t ask them for any ketchup… It’s also wise to keep some celery salt on hand to fix up coleslaw or potato salad that could use a boost.

 

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Horseradish Powder

If your mustard (or mayo) tastes flat, whisk in some powdered horseradish for that extra oomph. If you’re serious about condiments, add a teaspoon into any homemade mustard recipe. The results will have you holding back tears.

 

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Caraway Seeds

Caraway is an essential part of homemade sauerkraut recipes. You can make life easier and buy pre-made sauerkraut at the store. Simply add some lightly toasted caraway seeds for serious depth of flavor.

 

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Vulcan's Fire Salt

If the grill isn’t hot enough for you, sprinkle some Vulcan’s fire salt over your hot dog. This fiery salt is made with real hot sauce mash. Try pairing it with some cool coleslaw for a nice juxtaposition of flavors.

 

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Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Seasoning

Did somebody say pizza dog? Top your hot dog with warm marinara sauce and a slice of provolone cheese. Don’t forget to garnish with this blend of real parmesan cheese and classic pizza shop spices.

 

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Sweet Curry Powder

You can’t have currywurst without a dollop of curried ketchup. I makes hot dogs are deliciously different, too. Simply add a tablespoon of curry powder to a cup of ketchup. Simmer for a few minutes and serve.

 

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Comments

Schroomer on July 6th, 2021

Growing up in RI celery salt was on the counter of anyone selling hot dogs. Now the seeds can be an issue, so i buy your ground celery seed and make my own mixture for dogs, salads, and Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce! Very aromatic and fresh ground celery seed. Of course, up here in Maine my Coney Island sauce is made with ground moose sirloin, and ground celery seed is my secret ingredient.

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