Friday 10 July 2009

Recipe - Hot Dogs with Red Hot Onion Sauce and Ovenbaked Potato Chips

These days hamburgers seems to get the luxury treatment everywhere. The poor old hot dog seems to have been forgotten amongst all the hubbub surrounding the hamburgers. Not so on this blog though.

The Red Hot Onion Sauce in this post is a real winner and it works with almost any grilled or barbecued meat. As always, freestyle it to suit you and your palate. With these quantities it will have a bit of a bite but it won't make your head explode. If you want that, add more chili sauce!

The potato chips are dead easy to make and can be freestyled to no end. Just add some different spices to give them some interesting flavours. Just to give you an indication of the quantities, using the 2mm slicer on my Magimix I got enough slices to cover about one and a half baking sheet from one decently sized potato.

Time for the recipe..

Potato Chips
1 potato, peeled
Olive oil

Red Hot Onion Sauce
2 yellow onions, diced
125 ml ketchup
125 ml water
3 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 tbsp Sriracha Chili Sauce (or any hot sauce really)
1 tsp Worchestershire sauce
1 tsp Oregano

Hot Dogs
Hot Dogs
Hot Dog Buns

Potato chips
Pre-heat the oven to 220c.

Slice the potato as thinly as you can, using a mandolin or a food processor. Put the potato slices on some parchment paper on a baking tray. Brush with olive oil and scatter some salt and pepper on top.

Pop the baking tray into the oven until the chips are nice and crisp, this normally takes about 10 minutes. Rotate the baking tray if needed during the cooking time.

Remove from the oven and allow the chips to cool on a cooling rack.

Red Hot Onion Sauce
Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring it to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Let this simmer until it starts to thicken up quite a bit, normally around 20 - 25 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool down, bearing in mind that it will thicken some more during this process.

Re-heat when you are ready to serve. This sauce lasts for about a week in the fridge.

Hot Dogs
Fry, grill, oven bake or barbecue the hot dogs to your liking. Pop in a bun and spoon some sauce over.


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