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Try a hotdog with zesty slaw for a summer treat

Try a hotdog with zesty slaw for a summer treat

The dog days of summer don't always lend themselves to culinary ambition: It's hot and I'm lazy. So, taking a cue from the nickname, I make the hot dog my supper of choice. When there's a baseball game scheduled the evening of my culinary dog day, all the better.
Even when you dress up the pup with a zesty slaw and assorted accouterments, this supper is speedier than a fastball. Because the franks are precooked, the microwave (I said I was lazy) heats up the entree in less than a minute. And with all due respect to the Chicago ban on ketchup, I sometimes prefer it to sliced tomatoes (gasp!) because I am able to spike it with other ingredients. That's not stopping anybody from adding tomatoes too.
Before you know it, it's time to step outside, turn on the radio and enjoy supper with Ed Farmer or Ron Santo, which offers yet another opportunity to remember why summer is the very best season of the year.
Tips: Flavored sausages can substitute for the hot dogs. Just be sure to buy sturdier buns.
Adding slivered jicama to the slaw adds crunch - but it does take more time.
DOG NIGHT WITH ZESTY SLAW
(Makes 4 servings)
You're going to have coleslaw left over. And you're going to have extra hot dogs and buns too. That's what tomorrow is for, especially if there's another night game.
Zesty slaw:
1 bag (16 ounces) shredded coleslaw mix
1/4 cup each: light mayonnaise, chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon each: red pepper flakes, salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Hot dogs:
1/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 each: hot dogs, hot dog buns
Mustard, onions, relish
For slaw, combine the slaw mix, mayonnaise, cilantro, red pepper, salt and black pepper to taste in a large bowl; set aside. Combine ketchup, cumin and red pepper in small bowl; set aside.
Place hot dogs on a microwave safe plate; cook on high (100 percent) power until done, about 1 minute. Place in buns; garnish with desired accouterments. Serve slaw on top of dog or on the side. Play ball!
Nutrition information per serving: 392 calories, 52 percent of calories from fat, 23 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 36 g carbohydrates, 12 g protein, 1,691 mg sodium, 4 g fiber


Updated : 2021-07-24 13:02 GMT+08:00