Some say the hot dog was developed in Frankfurt in 1487 and thus was called a frankfurter.
Others assert Johann Georghehner, a butcher from Coburg, Germany, created it in the 1600s. His links, because of their long and lean shape, were known as a “dachshund” or “little-dog” sausages. It is said that he later travelled to Frankfurt to promote them.
It’s not clear who was the first to heat and serve them in a bun, but a few sources say that in the late 1860s, German immigrants in New York sold them from pushcarts. Names such as dachshund sausage gave way to a phrase vendors could easily shout out: “Get your hot dogs, here!”
More than a century later, the preference for such traditional toppings as mustard and relish is still strong. But those who like to be more adventurous might like one of the three recipes I cooked up.
One is a German-style hot dog adorned with beer-braised red cabbage and Swiss cheese. My second offering is a Japanese-style hot dog accented with sweet and sour rice vinegar pickles and addictive ginger sauce. My last is a southern-style hot dog spiced up with fresh salsa, jalapeños and Monterey Jack cheese.
All will taste great while you sit on your sun-filled deck, enjoying a cold beer
" Beleive it or not they actually have a 'recipe' to make these hotdogs--Really ? a Recipe for a Hotdog including preparation time & cooking time.......Come On .Anyone even in a Coma could make a hotdog.................hahahahaha
Well here is the article called 'Dressing up the Hotdog' I'm sure they are good,but when I think of a hotdog,it's just the old Verdun/Montreal style ones I remember most. http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Dressing/5115688/story.html
Have Fun and Remember Verdun........................
ps: I bet I might only have one hot dog a year nowadays--maybe. Cheers !