What To Serve With Hot Dogs ?
Hot dogs are one of the most favored foods of many Americans, and slowly this delicious dish is conquering the world. Being cost effective, sumptuous and easily cooked, make it a part of many a meal. It is available in cooked and frozen forms which make preparing dishes easier. The shelf life is also long enough, and when frozen and stored correctly hot dogs can be stored for almost two to three months. Keeping good food hygiene in mind, it is preferable to consume the food stored in refrigerators or freezers before the ‘eat before’ date specified.
Instead of being lazy, one should put in efforts to make the hot dogs more delicious and better in presentation. One should try out some recipe for the side dish as well.
Zucchini gives out an amazing flavor of meat especially when grilled. The meat becomes sweeter and does not remain starchy. Slice the zucchini lengthwise and rub olive oil on it. Sprinkle pepper, salt and chili powder and grill on both sides.
Make slices of potatoes and par boil them in hot water. Brush salt, pepper and olive oil and grill for a low-fat side dish in place of French fries.
Take ready-to-eat flatbread and add toppings of personal choice, such as basil and tomatoes with mozzarella, gorgonzola cheese and fig, and so on and grill with the top covered on a low heat. Slice the mini-pie and serve.
As part of desert, one can grill pineapple as a whole or in slices using low heat for ½ hour. Or grill pieces of watermelon an inch in thickness by cooking on high flame. The grilled and smoky effect is amazing.
Corn on cob can be cooked with the husk in tact for a steamy effect on the corn, or the corn can be grilled on coal for a smoky flavor. You can rub butter and sprinkle chili powder and salt too.
Tomatoes can be difficult to cook on skewer since most of the juice oozes while piercing. Instead, cherry tomatoes can be tossed with salt and olive oil and grilled on low heat with a lid for about 10 minutes.
Eggplant can be used along with barbeque while cooking on a grill. The eggplant should be cooked on low heat till it gets roasted and becomes soft.
You can take slightly raw bananas, slice and keep them soaked in rum for around half an hour. Then roll them to coat brown sugar and grill on high flame for about one or two minutes. This can be served with ice cream after the hot dogs are all eaten.
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