List of hot dogs

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A chili dog with fries

This is a list of hot dog dishes. A hot dog is a type of cooked sausage, traditionally grilled or steamed and served in a partially sliced bun. This type of sausage was culturally imported from Germany and popularized in the United States, where it became a working-class street food sold at hot dog stands and carts. It is also sold at fast-food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as being available for home preparation after being purchased at grocery stores. The hot dog became closely associated with baseball and American culture. Hot dog preparation and condiments vary regionally in the US.

Hot dogs[edit]

A bratwurst in a bun with mustard
A danger dog
A Chilean completo
A Sonoran hot dog
A klobásník
  • Bratwurst – often served in a bread roll alongside sauerkraut and mustard, can be considered a type of hot dog.
  • Bagel dog – of a full-size or miniature hot dog, wrapped in bagel-style breading before or after cooking[1]
  • Cheese dog – served with cheese or processed cheese on it or stuffed within it as a filling
  • Chicago-style hot dog – an all-beef frankfurter on a steamed poppy seed bun that originated in the city of Chicago, Illinois. The hot dog is topped with yellow mustard, chopped white onions, bright green sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, pickled sport peppers, and a dash of celery salt.[2]
  • Chili dog – the generic name for a hot dog served in a bun and topped with some sort of meat sauce, such as chili con carne.[3] Often other toppings are also added, such as cheese, onions, and mustard.
  • Cincinnati cheese coney – a hot dog topped with Cincinnati chili and thinly shredded mild cheddar cheese, on a steamed bun[4]
  • Completo – a Chilean hot dog usually served with ingredients such as chopped tomatoes, avocados, mayonnaise, sauerkraut, Chilean chili, green sauce and cheese.
  • Coney Island hot dog – a hot dog sandwich in a bun topped with a savory meat sauce and sometimes other toppings
  • Corn dog – sausage (usually a hot dog) coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter on a stick
  • Danger dog – a hot dog that has been wrapped in bacon and deep-fried
  • Dodger Dog – a hot dog named after the Major League Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers franchise that sells them
  • Half-smoke – a hot dog dish found in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region. A half-smoke is a sausage made of half-pork and half-beef. The sausage is usually both smoked and grilled. It is placed in a hot dog–style bun and often topped with onion, chili, cheese, and mustard.
  • Hamdog – an Australian sandwich that consists of a shaped bread bun with a beef patty cut in two, and a frankfurter placed in between the two halves which is then topped off with cheese, pickles, sauces, tomato, lettuce and onion[5]
  • Hot wiener – a staple of the food culture of Rhode Island where it is primarily sold at "New York System" restaurants.
  • Italian hot dog – a type of hot dog popular in New Jersey, United States.[6][7] A common preparation is frying hot dogs in oil, covering them with potatoes, peppers and onions, and then placing all of this inside of pizza bread.[6]
  • Ketwurst – a type of hot dog created in the German Democratic Republic, it involves the heating of a special Bockwurst, larger than regular hot dogs, in water. A long roll is pierced by a hot metal cylinder, which creates an appropriate sized hole. The sausage is then dunked in ketchup and put inside of the roll.
  • Klobásník – a savory finger food of Czech-American origin.
  • Maxwell Street Polish – a grilled or fried length of Polish sausage topped with grilled onions and yellow mustard and optional pickled whole, green sport peppers, served on a bun. The sandwich traces its origins to Chicago's Maxwell Street market.
  • Michigan hot dog – a steamed hot dog on a steamed bun topped with a meaty sauce, generally referred to as "Michigan sauce".
  • Montreal hot dog – one of several variations of hot dogs served as a fast food staple at restaurants and diners in Montreal and other parts of Quebec
  • New England–style hot dog – a steamed frankfurter on a top-cut bun that originated in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Ketchup, mustard, relish, picalilli, and chopped onions are the most common toppings.[8]
  • Polish Boy – a sausage sandwich native to Cleveland, Ohio. It consists of a link of kielbasa placed in a bun, and covered with a layer of french fries, a layer of barbecue sauce or hot sauce, and a layer of coleslaw.
  • Pronto Pup – a style of corn dog popular in the midwest. A sausage (usually a hot dog) coated in a thick layer of pancake batter on a stick and cooked.
  • Ripper – the slang term for a type of hot dog. The name derives from a hot dog which is deep fried in oil and having some casings burst, or "rip".
  • Scrambled Dog – a hot dog covered with chili, topped with pickles, shredded cheese, onions, oyster crackers, ketchup, and mustard. It is served on a hot dog shaped bowl and eaten with a spoon. It originates from the city of Columbus, Georgia.[9]
  • Seattle-style hot dog – a hot dog topped with cream cheese, grilled onions, that is often sold from late night or game day food carts in Seattle, Washington[10]
  • Sonoran hot dog – a style of hot dog popular in Tucson, Phoenix, and elsewhere in southern Arizona.[10] It originated in Hermosillo, the capital of the Mexican state of Sonora, in the late 1980s, and consists of a hot dog that is wrapped in bacon and grilled, served on a bolillo-style hot dog bun, and topped with pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, and a variety of additional condiments, often including mayonnaise, mustard, and jalapeño salsa.
  • Texas Tommy – an American hot dog dish in which a hot dog is prepared with bacon and cheese. It was invented in Pottstown, Pennsylvania in the 1950s
  • Vegetarian hot dog – a hot dog produced entirely from non-meat products[11]
  • White hot – a variation on the hot dog found primarily in the Central New York and Western New York areas. It is composed of a combination of uncured and unsmoked pork, beef, and veal; the lack of smoking or curing allows the meat to retain a naturally white color.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mariani, J. F. (2014). Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-62040-161-3. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  2. ^ Zeldes, Leah (July 7, 2010). "The Chicago-Style Hot Dog, Born in the Great Depression". Dining Chicago. Archived from the original on January 13, 2013. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Burton, Abby (July 6, 2017). "5 Hot Dog Spots to Relish". Cleveland Magazine. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Krall, Hawk (December 2009). "Hot Dog of the Week: Cincinnati Cheese Coney". Serious Eats. Archived from the original on February 27, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "Australian man patents the Hamdog – a hotdog and burger combo". BBC Newsbeat. September 20, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Weston, R. (2015). New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table. American Palate. Arcadia Publishing. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-62585-529-9. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Griesemer, Sarah (May 26, 2016). "Where to find Jersey's best hot dogs". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "21 Hot Dog Styles From Around the United States". ManTripping. Retrieved 2023-05-10.
  9. ^ Chase Shustack (August 19, 2021). "This Georgia Hot Dog Is so Messy Some People Eat It with a Spoon". Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  10. ^ a b Kraig, B.; Carroll, P. (2012). Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America. Rowman & Littlefield Studies in Food and Gastronomy. AltaMira Press. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-7591-2074-7. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  11. ^ Leopold, Todd (October 27, 2015). "10% of vegetarian hot dogs contain meat, says analysis". CNN. Retrieved 10 July 2017.

External links[edit]

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