hot dog with caramelized onions, cucumbers and grilled peppers
PREP TIME: 40 min
SERVINGS: 3 portions
onion – 2 large
oil – 2 tablespoons (30g)
honey or brown sugar – 1 tablespoon (15g)
whiskey or other similar in flavour alcohol – 30 ml
water – 30 ml
red sweet pepper – 1 (200g)
pickled cucumber – 3
sausages (frankfurters) – 3
mustard – 3 tablespoons (45g)
hot dog buns, preferably homemade – 3
chili – a pinch
The easiest and fastest way is to buy ready-made products, but we encourage you to do your own in the old way. You can make them from our recipe for hamburger buns – all you need to do is create a typical shape for hot dogs.
2. CARMELISING THE ONIONS (30 min)
This is the hardest step of the recipe – but while preparing the onions you can embrace the rest of the steps, remembering to frequently mix onions. Peel the onion and cut into very thin half-slices.
Pour 1 tablespoon of oil into the pan, add chopped onion, sprinkle it with a pinch of salt, mix and put on low gas. Mix everything from time to time, so that the onion does not burn, – it should only slightly softened and become shiny (it will take about 5 minutes).
Then add honey or sugar (preferably brown) and continue caramelising (often mix and simmer over low heat) for 10 minutes. When the onion starts to stick a little to the pan, then it should be poured with a mixture of alcohol and water (no more than 1/3 of the liquid at a time) – this will allow you to collect the flavor from the pan. This process should be continued for another 10 minutes – to use all of the prepared liquid.
After this time, the onion should change its color to light-caramel, become very sticky and get an exceptional taste – then add chili flakes to it, mix and remove the pan from the burner.
3. GRILLING THE PEPPER (5 min)
If you have a frying pan or an electric grill, it is enough to clean the peppers, divide them into larger pieces, grill them for a while (about 3-5 min max) and then cut into a smaller cube. However, if you only have an ordinary pan, pepper is best cut into cubes and fry on a little oil over high heat, stirring from time to time, until it gets slightly browned (about 4 minutes).
5. ASSEMBLY (2 min)
Grill buns and sausages. Put onions, peppers and cucumbers on the bun, then a sausage, and pour a solid portion of your favorite mustard.
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