Wednesday, February 25, 2009

new treatment for tasty hot dogs (3)

Previously: Cheese blankets and stuffing

Pineapple-Bacon Hot Dogs
Recipes inspired by North American notions of Hawaiian or Polynesian food were a staple of 1950s cooking tips, so it's not shocking to see the humble hot dog paired off with bacon and pineapple for a taste of the south seas. Note the other fruit pairings—at first, I was revolted by the notion of peaches and hot dogs, but then remembered I've eaten sausages with fruit-enriched barbecue sauce or marinades, so perhaps the idea isn't so far-fetched...

OK, maybe it is. Large chunks of peaches and bologna-like meat. Mmmm.

Mashed Potato-Stuffed Franks
Our final culinary creation is something I'm surprised a fast food chain or frozen food manufacturer never investigated the sales possibilities of. People like hot dogs. People like overstuffed or flavoured mashed potatoes. Why not combine them? Ta-da—tater dogs!

(If anyone from McCain's is reading this, I get 5% of the profits, OK?)

FIN

Source: Better Living, June 1953

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