How to make a hot dog: Instructions on making a Chicago dog

Celebrate National Hot Dog Month with instructions (and a video) on how to make a hot dog, Chicago-style.

0

Comments

Add +
  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    How to make a hot dog: step 1. the poppy seed bun.

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    How to make a hot dog: step 2. the all-beef hot dog.

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    How to make a hot dog: step 3. the yellow mustard.

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    How to make a hot dog: step 4. the chopped onion.

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    How to make a hot dog: step 5. the sweet green relish.

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    How to make a hot dog: step 6. the tomato wedges.

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    How to make a hot dog: step 7. the dill pickle spear.

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    How to make a hot dog: step 8. the sport peppers.

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    How to make a hot dog: step 9. a dash of celery salt.

Photograph: Martha Williams

How to make a hot dog: step 1. the poppy seed bun.


The first rule of building a Chicago dog? No ketchup. Ever. 

Other than that, it's pretty simple: Start with a poppy-seed bun and an all-beef hot dog (preferably Vienna beef), top it with mustard, chopped white onion, relish, tomato wedges, a Kosher dill pickle, sport peppers, and a dash of celery salt. Nothing more, nothing less—and for the love of god, never with ketchup.

If you're still struggling, check out this step-by-step Instagram video we made to help you out. 


How to build the perfect Chicago dog. by @timeoutchicago

RECOMMENDED: The everything guide to Chicago hot dogs


Users say

0 comments