The Naughty Dog

By • June 5, 2011 • 43 Comments



Author Notes: Step off any train in NYC, walk maybe a block, and chances are you'll see a dirty water hot dog cart - quintessential street food, in my opinion.

You'll need a dog that's got some snap - I'd go with a Sabrett. Toppings are totally up to the individual, but here's a spicy onion that is super easy to throw together.

Thanks go to gingeroot and hardlikearmour for helping me name this bad boy.
mrslarkin

Serves 8

for the hot dogs

  • 8 Sabrett all beef natural casing hot dogs
  • 1 12-ounce bottle of Guinness Stout
  • sauerkraut (optional)
  • 8 hot dog buns (we like Martin's potato rolls)

for the onions

  • 2 medium yellow onions, halved, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  1. Slowly pour the beer into a medium sized saucepan. Fill the empty bottle with tap water and pour into pot. You should have about an inch or so of liquid. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Take care, as the beer will foam up. Reduce heat if needed.
  2. When the liquid boils, place the dogs in the pot. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes with the lid on. Check to see that your liquid is simmering, and not bubbling furiously.
  3. While the hot dogs are cooking, place onions and remaining ingredients in a microwavable vessel. Microwave on high power for 3 minutes. Stir. Continue cooking for several more minutes, until onions are soft. Check for salt and spice.
  4. Alternatively, cook your onions on the stove top in a separate pot over medium-low heat until soft. Make sure not to brown the onions.
  5. Heat your sauerkraut.
  6. It's time to build your dirty dogs. Nestle one dog in a bun and top with sauerkraut and onions. Dig in. Sometimes it's okay to feel a little dirty.
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about 3 years ago susan g

Mr. Onion Fanatic suggested using the onions to make potato salad. Cooked potatoes, cooked onions -- combine. Yummy, and lots of onions left for more fun. Thanks, mrslarkin.

Mrs._larkin_370

about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Mmmm....that sounds yummy!!!! You're welcome!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

I know I'm late, Liz, but guess who was at Grey's Papaya when the temps hit 100 in NYC on Thursday? Hope it brings good luck to your fab, as always, recipe...Sorry I missed this one.

Mrs._larkin_370

about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Hey Liz!! Thx!! Been missing you! Did you like your GP dog??

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about 3 years ago TiggyBee

yay for weinergate and those onions!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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:) Thanks, Tiggy!

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about 3 years ago susan g

Just finished lunch, with your onions. I only made 1/2, just to check, but I can see this will have to be doubled, tripled, and made often. This is the home of an onion fanatic.

Mrs._larkin_370

about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Really glad to hear that, susan g! So easy and tasty, those onions.

Hilary_sp1

about 3 years ago Hilarybee

Yum! looks like the perfect use for the Zweigle's that I have to smuggle into Ohio! Love the spicy onion and I'm curious what it would taste like with some sort of Asian fusion slaw or maybe a little kimchi?

Mrs._larkin_370

about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, Hilarybee! What's a Zweigle's? I bet it would rock with Asian fusion slaw or kimchi or pickled veggies, or....

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about 3 years ago nannydeb

Oh, I want that for lunch!

Mrs._larkin_370

about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, nannydeb!!

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about 3 years ago Midge

Wow, I wish these were sold on my street! When is your Guinness cookbook coming out?;)

Mrs._larkin_370

about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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:) thx. I'm a little...obsessed.

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Classic!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, Sagegreen!

Lorigoldsby

about 3 years ago lorigoldsby

We had our first "sabrett" this spring when I went to do the Martha show. It was on my daughter's "checklist" of things for us to do/see/experience because it was quintessential NYC!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Glad you got to partake!

Hib_kitchen

about 3 years ago MyCommunalTable

Who can resist a naughty dog? Love all everything about it. Will making things naughty around here. Your wonderful humor comes through as always.

Mrs._larkin_370

about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks so much, MCT. :)

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

Love this! PS, Pound Ridger is giggling at your tag

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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:-) Thanks much! I couldn't help myself.

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about 3 years ago wssmom

I cannot think of anything I want more right now than this!!

Mrs._larkin_370

about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, wssmom!!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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LOL! Just read your tags. You are so naughty!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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I just caught that too, LOL!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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;)

Lorigoldsby

about 3 years ago lorigoldsby

very snarky ;) still snickering

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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And it's all just gotten naughtier! This is turning into the *street* version of hardlikearmour's GOP Up In Flames.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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Snark is my early nomination for word of the year. So rich in all its conjugations and uses.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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Whoa, naughty indeed, and very deliciously so. LOVE the condiment mixture.

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, boulangere.

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Well, you can't really go wrong with hot dogs cooked in Guinness! These look really good, and I love the color of the onions. I also love the fact that you call for Martin's potato rolls, my absolute favorite!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks EmilyC. We love Martins.

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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yum. Now I really really want a hot dog

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks aargersi. And I want another one....

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Love the Anthony Weiner tag!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Hee, thanks inpatskitchen.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Love everything about it! The onions and kraut together, fantastic.

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thank you, sdebrango.

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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PS. love your quick spicy onion technique!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Definitely quintessential street food! Well done, mrslarkin.

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks so much, hla!!