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(The New York Times) Weeners Are you pandemic-buying hot dogs like a weiner-crazed hotdog nut? Hotdogs are flying off the shelves at supermarkets these coronavirus days   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-05-25 5:04:41 PM  
Um.  It's Memorial Day.

And everyone who can't cook is stuck at home.  Of course they're having hot dogs.

/i like mine burnt anyway
 
2020-05-25 5:21:47 PM  
Sam's Club was stocked from top to bottom with all-beef hot dogs in the fridge.
 
2020-05-25 5:27:04 PM  
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Accept no substitutes.
 
2020-05-25 5:39:30 PM  
I really like the "Bubba Burgers" frozen preformed burgers. Walmart and Publix has a Angus version that's very good. They're both good freezer products for lazy cooking. They're even good to give a dusting of flour and fry them up with peppers, onions and mushrooms to make a 'chopped steak' dinner. Just use a of beef bouillon cube and water/stock with a bit of cornstarch to make a finishing gravy.
 
2020-05-25 5:48:39 PM  

Weird Hal: [hebrewnational.com image 500x500]

Accept no substitutes.


I prefer Vienna Beef personally, but NH is okay.  Certainly better than Oscar Meyer or Ball Park or any of that crap.  They're probably the most respectable of the supermarket brands, but by no means an actual high quality frankfurter.
 
2020-05-25 6:07:44 PM  
If you like hot dogs, you should try knackwurst if you can find a good brand.  Like a hot dog with twice the girth, good ones have a really crisp snap to them.

/penis
 
2020-05-25 6:21:57 PM  
The only thing better than catsup on a hot dog is catsup on a brat.
 
2020-05-25 6:25:11 PM  
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2020-05-25 6:29:06 PM  
Oh, another German treat that might be tough to find (but worth it) is leberkase.  Hot dog meat in loaf form.  Sliced and fried, served on a bun, with optional onions, mustard, and maybe pickles.
 
2020-05-25 6:32:35 PM  
We grilled burgers and dogs, I made German potato salad, fried up some chips, made a sorbet and chocolate mousse--which we may start doing company wide, if I can secure my pitch--and we had chocolate dipped strawberries and what amounted to industrial sized Pocky.

I had the Itus for several hours. I don't think I'm eating much more than a handful of cherries and a clementine for dinner. Sofa King stuffed...
 
2020-05-25 6:34:40 PM  
On the other end of the spectrum, I found a bone-in, skin-on pork shoulder at a local market last weekend. I slow roasted it on the barbecue for about seven hours, carved it up, stuck it in the crock pot with some homemade sauce and made a sh*t-ton of some really tasty pulled pork.

The bone and meat left on it is going in a batch of bean soup.

As far as wieners go, you can't beat Taylor's Meat.
 
2020-05-25 6:38:47 PM  

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There's a good ground beef "coney island" meat sauce recipes. That's pretty much the basic foundation of every "Omg, my local place has the best meat sauce dogs..." recipe ever.

https://food52.com/recipes/12333-the-​c​oney

Basically...it's a mild chili mix with ground beef and tomato sauce. A touch of allspice, cumin, garlic and onion powder. Cooked to death for a day.
So mostly everything in a chili, except chili peppers and heat.
 
2020-05-25 7:01:18 PM  
I've noticed no shortage whatsoever...

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/Buy local.
 
2020-05-25 7:15:36 PM  

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I haven't tried it yet. I live not so far away from Toledo that I can't make an evening of it and go there.
 
2020-05-25 7:18:08 PM  

Weird Hal: [hebrewnational.com image 500x500]

Accept no substitutes.


Good dog.


/recently downsized the packages though
 
2020-05-25 7:40:37 PM  
I've been panic buying hotdogs and wrapping them in toilet paper then dipping them him hand sanitizer.
 
2020-05-25 7:53:31 PM  

Shostie: I've been panic buying hotdogs and wrapping them in toilet paper then dipping them him hand sanitizer.


Smear the bun with hydroxychloroquine, and you got some good eatin' right there.
 
2020-05-25 7:57:56 PM  

Sin'sHero: Shostie: I've been panic buying hotdogs and wrapping them in toilet paper then dipping them him hand sanitizer.

Smear the bun with hydroxychloroquine, and you got some good eatin' right there.


Bun? That's what the toilet paper is for. Get it straight man.
 
2020-05-25 7:59:55 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Sin'sHero: Shostie: I've been panic buying hotdogs and wrapping them in toilet paper then dipping them him hand sanitizer.

Smear the bun with hydroxychloroquine, and you got some good eatin' right there.

Bun? That's what the toilet paper is for. Get it straight man.


This guy gets it.

You mix the hydroxychloroquine with the relish.
 
2020-05-25 8:32:11 PM  

Shostie: TwowheelinTim: Sin'sHero: Shostie: I've been panic buying hotdogs and wrapping them in toilet paper then dipping them him hand sanitizer.

Smear the bun with hydroxychloroquine, and you got some good eatin' right there.

Bun? That's what the toilet paper is for. Get it straight man.

This guy gets it.

You mix the hydroxychloroquine with the relish.


Man, all these BBQ parties, and I thought they were laughing at me for drinking Zima. Turns out I was eating the hot dogs wrong.
 
2020-05-25 8:53:11 PM  

cretinbob: The only thing better than catsup on a hot dog is catsup on a brat.


Fark handle checks out.
 
2020-05-25 9:11:33 PM  
I have yet to crave hot dogs since last summer.  When i bought a new grill I rediscovered my love of grilled hot dogs... ballpark angus to be exact.  Ate them way too often because they're so delcious, and its probably a good thing I got sick of them just to save my colon from all them cured meats.
 
2020-05-25 9:28:20 PM  
I tried to find them the other day. Finally found them on the shelves in the sandwich section.
 
2020-05-25 9:36:59 PM  

Shostie: I've been panic buying hotdogs and wrapping them in toilet paper then dipping them him hand sanitizer.


You can get 5 in each glove.
 
2020-05-25 9:40:35 PM  
Smoked some Casper hotdogs last night over Hickory wood.
They were superb.
 
2020-05-25 9:43:48 PM  

Weird Hal: [hebrewnational.com image 500x500]

Accept no substitutes.


My best friend taught me the glories of grilled Italian sausages.  My wife likes hot dogs so these days we buy hot dogs, but Italian sausages are the best grilled sausage. I got some mettwurst from the butcher awhile back, but that's just them being coy. They're hot dogs. Hebrew Nationals and Nathan's will do in a pinch, but Italian sausage is what you want. Maybe with some Montreal steak seasoning.
 
2020-05-25 9:45:11 PM  

Billy Liar: Weird Hal: [hebrewnational.com image 500x500]

Accept no substitutes.

Good dog.


/recently downsized the packages though


Recently? They've done it at least twice. It was less than 16 oz when I was in college.
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Had one of these. "Gringo Sonora" style, bacon, crema, lime, cotija.
 
2020-05-25 9:46:44 PM  
Guilty. I have bought more hot dogs in the last 3 months than I normally buy in a few years. Starting to buy less now though.
 
2020-05-25 10:22:09 PM  
Headline mentions flying hotdogs. Thread needs flying hotdogs.

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2020-05-25 10:45:18 PM  

derpes_simplex: Weird Hal: [hebrewnational.com image 500x500]

Accept no substitutes.

I prefer Vienna Beef personally, but NH is okay.  Certainly better than Oscar Meyer or Ball Park or any of that crap.  They're probably the most respectable of the supermarket brands, but by no means an actual high quality frankfurter.


True, but a Frankfurter is only supposed to be so good.  At some point it's not a hot dog anymore and it's a brat or a knack or an Italian sausage or something.  All great, but not hot dogs.
 
2020-05-25 11:21:33 PM  

cyberspacedout: Headline mentions flying hotdogs. Thread needs flying hotdogs.

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I'm wondering if hotdogs are flying off the shelves, where are they going?

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2020-05-25 11:22:35 PM  

optikeye: I really like the "Bubba Burgers" frozen preformed burgers. Walmart and Publix has a Angus version that's very good. They're both good freezer products for lazy cooking. They're even good to give a dusting of flour and fry them up with peppers, onions and mushrooms to make a 'chopped steak' dinner. Just use a of beef bouillon cube and water/stock with a bit of cornstarch to make a finishing gravy.


You know, I make a pretty wicked burger, but sometimes these just hit the spot. I keep some in the freezer for when I want a quick, basic, tasty hamburger. I get mine in the regular grocery store. Not that I'm anti Walmart...OK, I AM anti Walmart
And as far as the actual article, well duh, it's a holiday weekend. And besides, every weekend for the next 13 weeks is prime bbq cookout time
 
2020-05-25 11:39:07 PM  
These are the best out this way. A bit of travel for me but worth it. Love the garlic sausage.

https://www.facebook.com/lockefordsau​s​age/
 
2020-05-25 11:49:09 PM  

Trocadero: Billy Liar: Weird Hal: [hebrewnational.com image 500x500]

Accept no substitutes.

Good dog.


/recently downsized the packages though

Recently? They've done it at least twice. It was less than 16 oz when I was in college.
[i5.walmartimages.com image 500x500]
Had one of these. "Gringo Sonora" style, bacon, crema, lime, cotija.


I'd stocked up quite awhile ago and by the time I'd gone through them and bought more they'd changed the number/weight again.
 
2020-05-26 12:03:36 AM  
Years ago, our local lumberyard started doing occasional Saturday "BBQs" (their terminology, not mine).  The main feature was grilled sausages, which I discovered were Farmland Gold Medal Polska Kielbasa.  Ever since then, we buy them in 10-pound boxes from our local butcher.  We repackage them in 5-packs and keep ''em handy in the freezer.

I learned one bit of handy industry terminology.  The lumberyard orders cases of "5/1", which I learned means 5 links per pound.  We bump it up and get packages of 4/1s.
 
2020-05-26 12:30:56 AM  

Gough: Years ago, our local lumberyard started doing occasional Saturday "BBQs" (their terminology, not mine). The main feature was grilled sausages, which I discovered were Farmland Gold Medal Polska Kielbasa. Ever since then, we buy them in 10-pound boxes from our local butcher. We repackage them in 5-packs and keep ''em handy in the freezer.


My father had some connections in PA and every year around the holidays they would ship him about five pounds of farm-made Polska Kielbasa. I've never found anything even close since.
 
2020-05-26 12:31:41 AM  

Farkin Charlie: You know, I make a pretty wicked burger, but sometimes these just hit the spot. I keep some in the freezer for when I want a quick, basic, tasty hamburger. I get mine in the regular grocery store. Not that I'm anti Walmart...OK, I AM anti Walmart


I'm neither a employee, supplier or stock holder of Walmart.
But I can tell you it's a far far better place for bumfark America with walmart than with out.
Oh...it's quant to think of the Mom Pop Western Auto hardware store, or the local butcher, green grocer..etc.
And those places still do exist. But Walmart. It's a farken godsend for people in bumfark america.

Those MomPop places on main street...they charged like 125 percent above MSRP... IF and only IF they had the stuff in stock. Sure it's quant....and they'll still exist in tourist places with their hardward floors and hand made peanut brittle. (that they repackage back stage from the Amazon 20 lb bag)
That main street will be just fine. And other main streets...well, it wasn't walmart that killed them.
People just didn't like paying lots above retail on 'main street' when they have auto-Mobiles...that they drive to another place for cheep and shop for low low prices.

And don't go on about Employee Rights...because Mom Pop in their little hardware store in Arkansas do not have a comprehensive health plan or a retirement option. Nope... None.

I mean you can bitach all you want about wal mart...but where else are you gonna find a mini USB cable and recharging thingy for your iPad at 1 am in Starkville Mississippi.
 
2020-05-26 12:32:50 AM  

Manfred J. Hattan: derpes_simplex: Weird Hal: [hebrewnational.com image 500x500]

Accept no substitutes.

I prefer Vienna Beef personally, but NH is okay.  Certainly better than Oscar Meyer or Ball Park or any of that crap.  They're probably the most respectable of the supermarket brands, but by no means an actual high quality frankfurter.

True, but a Frankfurter is only supposed to be so good.  At some point it's not a hot dog anymore and it's a brat or a knack or an Italian sausage or something.  All great, but not hot dogs.


Do we just accept that a hot dog is not a frankfurter?  Real German style frankfurters are clearly what the hot dog is imitating, and usually way higher quality like that picture shown above.  Not talking about other wurst varieties, just the literal frankfurter which the hot dog claims to be. Natural casing, real meat, proper seasoning.  Yum.
 
2020-05-26 12:34:58 AM  
Hotdogs? Hahahaha... no.
I've got some local stuffed bratwurst and garlic sausage, blood sausage, liver pate, a kielbasa in the freezer as well as some garlic sausage and smoked hunter sausage I made last year.

Hotdogs? No.
 
2020-05-26 12:43:58 AM  

born_yesterday: If you like hot dogs, you should try knackwurst if you can find a good brand.  Like a hot dog with twice the girth, good ones have a really crisp snap to them.

/penis


https://schallerweber.com/product/kna​c​kwurst/

Bobak's makes (made) them as well (garlic versions also) but I can't seem to find a link right now.
Search locally for German or European style delis and you should find something.
 
2020-05-26 12:53:24 AM  

Percise1: born_yesterday: If you like hot dogs, you should try knackwurst if you can find a good brand.  Like a hot dog with twice the girth, good ones have a really crisp snap to them.

/penis

https://schallerweber.com/product/knac​kwurst/

Bobak's makes (made) them as well (garlic versions also) but I can't seem to find a link right now.
Search locally for German or European style delis and you should find something.


Have you ever been to this place? Their food is amazing, and they have a seemingly endless list of German beers on tap and in the bottle. If you like German cuisine, I highly recommend them.
 
2020-05-26 1:28:45 AM  

TwowheelinTim: Gough: Years ago, our local lumberyard started doing occasional Saturday "BBQs" (their terminology, not mine). The main feature was grilled sausages, which I discovered were Farmland Gold Medal Polska Kielbasa. Ever since then, we buy them in 10-pound boxes from our local butcher. We repackage them in 5-packs and keep ''em handy in the freezer.

My father had some connections in PA and every year around the holidays they would ship him about five pounds of farm-made Polska Kielbasa. I've never found anything even close since.


i love how you make it sound like the newest designer drug, or a rent-controlled apartment.  must've been good dogs!
 
2020-05-26 1:32:41 AM  
If you're in LA, within a half hour drive of Montrose (everything in LA is half an hour away by freeway, except during rush hours, when it's all 2 hours away) then go to Schreiners for your dogs, wurst, and sausages.

The brats, knockwurst, weisswurst, braunschweiger, bockwurst, and of course frankfurters are all "spoil your mama" good.

The ONLY thing I've ever had there that wasn't better than anywhere else was their "hot links" - they were inedibly hot, and otherwise had no flavor.  And I'm no wuss when it comes to spicy food.

I bet they have great Leberkass, too, but never tried it.  I'm too fond of the brats and can eat only so much German meat before it spoils...
 
2020-05-26 1:34:08 AM  
 
2020-05-26 1:35:51 AM  
Long before this virus thingy I've ashtrays made a point of keeping plenty of Hebrew National hotdogs in my freezer.
Love my HN Hotdogs.
Hoarding them though, no. They get eaten then I buy more.
My other thing is four cheese tortellini and Alfredo sauce. I get a rotisserie chicken and tear the breast meat apart and toss it in the sauce.
My other can't live without is a cake. Every week I must have a cake. Oreo cookie being my fave, followed by Devil Dog cake.

/nope not fat
//you'd think I would be
///three 'cause my old dad said I could
 
2020-05-26 1:41:14 AM  

poodebunker: Long before this virus thingy I've ashtrays made a point of keeping plenty of Hebrew National hotdogs in my freezer.
Love my HN Hotdogs.
Hoarding them though, no. They get eaten then I buy more.
My other thing is four cheese tortellini and Alfredo sauce. I get a rotisserie chicken and tear the breast meat apart and toss it in the sauce.
My other can't live without is a cake. Every week I must have a cake. Oreo cookie being my fave, followed by Devil Dog cake.

/nope not fat
//you'd think I would be
///three 'cause my old dad said I could


ALWAYS not ASHTRAYS
DAMNITSOMUCH I HATE AUTOCORRECT!
/no I don't edit after a few glasses of Pinot :p
 
2020-05-26 1:57:43 AM  

rainbowbutter: TwowheelinTim: Gough: Years ago, our local lumberyard started doing occasional Saturday "BBQs" (their terminology, not mine). The main feature was grilled sausages, which I discovered were Farmland Gold Medal Polska Kielbasa. Ever since then, we buy them in 10-pound boxes from our local butcher. We repackage them in 5-packs and keep ''em handy in the freezer.

My father had some connections in PA and every year around the holidays they would ship him about five pounds of farm-made Polska Kielbasa. I've never found anything even close since.

i love how you make it sound like the newest designer drug, or a rent-controlled apartment.  must've been good dogs!


It felt like a drug connection. He wouldn't tell us who they came from, just that they were produced in central PA. And I would hesitate to call them "dogs". They weren't links like we think of sausages. They were usually a continuous sausage that were as long as 24 inches. And yeah they were amazing.
 
2020-05-26 6:21:17 AM  

Percise1: born_yesterday: If you like hot dogs, you should try knackwurst if you can find a good brand.  Like a hot dog with twice the girth, good ones have a really crisp snap to them.

/penis

https://schallerweber.com/product/knac​kwurst/

Bobak's makes (made) them as well (garlic versions also) but I can't seem to find a link right now.
Search locally for German or European style delis and you should find something.


Thanks very much for the link.  There is a fantastic shop in Baltimore (Binkerts), but they do not deliver.  So it's like being Tantalus but with german sausages instead of apples.
 
2020-05-26 6:39:49 AM  

Ambitwistor: cyberspacedout: Headline mentions flying hotdogs. Thread needs flying hotdogs.

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I'm wondering if hotdogs are flying off the shelves, where are they going?

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I'm thinking Arby's?
 
2020-05-26 6:41:19 AM  

optikeye: Farkin Charlie: You know, I make a pretty wicked burger, but sometimes these just hit the spot. I keep some in the freezer for when I want a quick, basic, tasty hamburger. I get mine in the regular grocery store. Not that I'm anti Walmart...OK, I AM anti Walmart

I'm neither a employee, supplier or stock holder of Walmart.
But I can tell you it's a far far better place for bumfark America with walmart than with out.
Oh...it's quant to think of the Mom Pop Western Auto hardware store, or the local butcher, green grocer..etc.
And those places still do exist. But Walmart. It's a farken godsend for people in bumfark america.

Those MomPop places on main street...they charged like 125 percent above MSRP... IF and only IF they had the stuff in stock. Sure it's quant....and they'll still exist in tourist places with their hardward floors and hand made peanut brittle. (that they repackage back stage from the Amazon 20 lb bag)
That main street will be just fine. And other main streets...well, it wasn't walmart that killed them.
People just didn't like paying lots above retail on 'main street' when they have auto-Mobiles...that they drive to another place for cheep and shop for low low prices.

And don't go on about Employee Rights...because Mom Pop in their little hardware store in Arkansas do not have a comprehensive health plan or a retirement option. Nope... None.

I mean you can bitach all you want about wal mart...but where else are you gonna find a mini USB cable and recharging thingy for your iPad at 1 am in Starkville Mississippi.


Amazon?
 
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