By Kevin Williams
Happy National Hot Dog Day! The Amish are as enamored of hot dogs as the rest of Americans, so I thought today would be a good day to delve into some Amish recipes that use dogs.
The Culture Trip describe’s the hot dog’s history in the USA:
It is believed that the very first hot dog – once called ‘dachshund sausages’ – was sold by a German immigrant out of a food cart in New York in the 1860s. Around 1870, a German immigrant by the name of Charles Feltman opened the first hot dog stand on Coney Island. He sold over 3,600 frankfurters (in a bun) that year
You’ll find homemade hot dogs in some Amish homes where they butcher their own meat and even some c commercial varieties, like Kunzler’s in Lancaster County.
Okay, let’s look at 7 amazing Amish and Mennonite hot dog-themed recipes!
RABER’S SPECIAL: This is a recipe that is just fully of hot doggie goodness, but you get the benefit of some other nutrition. This recipe comes to us from The Amish Cook, Gloria Yoder. A nice supper. Click here for the recipe.
AMISH SWEET HOT DOG SAUCE AND EMMA YODER’S MEATY HOT DOG SAUCE: You can’t go wrong with either of these, but I made and LOVED the sweet hot dog sauce. Check out these recipes here.
AMISH HOT DOG SALAD: Honestly, I’ve had a lot of trouble deciding what to name this recipe over the years. Mock ham salad? Egg salad? How about hot dog salad? Check out the recipe here.
HOT DOG MEATLOAF AND OVEN-BARBECUED HOT DOGS: Check out these two hot dog-themed recipes from a Mennonite woman in Virginia. Some good stuff. Click here.
PENNY SUPPER CASSEROLE: This is another amazingly delicious, hearty hot dog packed supper!