Ripper (hot dog)

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Rippers with onion rings
Type Hot dog
Place of origin United States
Region or state New Jersey
Main ingredients Hot dog bun, hot dog
Cookbook: Ripper  Media: Ripper

Ripper is 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".[1][2][3][4]

"Rippers" were featured in the Travel Channel special "Hot Dog Heaven" and served as a major plot point in a first season episode of the internet serial "Ripster's" which centers on the Pennsylvania tavern of the same name that serves a similar type of hot dog.

See also[edit]

  • Rutt's Hut
  • Hot Grill
  • Callahan's Hot Dogs (est. 1950 Fort Lee and 2014 Norwood)


  1. ^ Schumer, Fran (May 24, 1998). " Hot Diggity! Dog Diggity! — Restaurants; Two Rippers, P.C., with Relish Mother Made", New York Times. Retrieved October 3, 2007.
  2. ^ Olmsted, Larry (February 27, 2013). "Deep-Fried Hot Dogs at N.J.'s Rutt's Hut", USA Today. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Bergstein, Dan (December 12, 2015). "NJ Vocabulary: What Is a Ripper?", Best of NJ. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  4. ^ Gold, Jonathan (August 6, 2008). "Fab the Ripper: Every Hot Dog Has Its Day", LA Weekly. Retrieved April 18, 2016.