Last weekend my Dad participated in an outing where plain hotdogs on buns were served, and he came back with a huge pan of the wieners and a couple of packs of buns. Not one to pass up an opportunity for culinary creativeness, I started pulling stuff from the refrigerator and put some of my mojo on a classic American food.
HOTDOG w/ DILL PICKLE SLAW, & JALAPENO GATOR JELLY REDUCTION
I pan fried the hotdogs, and toasted the buns in the pan. I topped them with my homemade cabbage and pickle slaw that was leftover from a previous dish, and a combination of fresh jalapenos and Louisiana alligator jelly, also from a a recent dish I prepared.
I stirred the peppers and jelly in a nonstick pack until the jelly reduced and thickened. The result — AN AWESOME FLAVOR EXPLOSION!!!
HOTDOG w/ GRATED PARMESAN, KEY LIME BUTTER SAUCE, & YELLOW PEPPERS
Yeah…I know this sounds “strange”…but y’all would not believe how delicious this one was. I used some leftover key lime butter sauce that served with an Ahi tuna dish I recently prepared. I heated it in a pan with with sliced yellow sweet peppers, and finished it with the parmesan so it would stick to the bun.
Two VERY distinct hotdog creations using very eclectic ingredients. And I want y’all to note that these were prepared with all leftovers. Don’t be afraid to attempt gourmet fabulousness with what you have on hand. The more often you try stuff in the kitchen, the better you will become at just whipping stuff up.