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
For other uses, see Ripper (disambiguation).

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]

"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.

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  1. ^ Schumer, Fran. " HOT DIGGITY! DOG DIGGITY! -- RESTAURANTS; Two Rippers, P.C., With Relish Mother Made", New York Times, Published: May 24, 1998. Accessed October 3, 2007.