With father’s day around the corner, why not surprise your favorite barbeque chef with a variation on the classic hot dog? Little chefs will love to pretend they are the new “barbeque chef” of the house and give their dad a well deserved break. This can also be served anytime for a quick dinner. In France, you can make them with an “appareil à hot dog” (hot dog maker) that will steam the hot dogs and warm up the inside of the baguette. One like this for example:
To give a French touch to this American classic, check below the Art of the Home French hot dog easy recipe and suggestions. Enjoy and bon appétit!
INGREDIENTS (yield 4 servings)
- 1 French baguette
- 4 hot dogs
- Dijon Mustard
- Boil water and cook hot dog for about 5 minutes. Cover and remove from heat (the heat and steam make the hot dogs so moist and juicy).
- Cut baguette in 4 equal pieces. With a knive, carve out some bread to leave enough room for the hot dog.
- Coat inside of baguette with ketchup or Dijon mustard or both depending on your family’s preference.
- Take hot dogs out of water and place inside the baguette. Enjoy!
A FEW SUGGESTIONS
- Sausage substitution: instead of a hot dog, consider an italian sausage.
- Cheese lovers: Split open the baguette and insert a slice of American, cheddar or Swiss cheese prior to inserting the hot dog.
- Drinks: you may want to consider serving a “1664” — the popular French beer from the Kronenbourg brewery founded in 1664 in Alsace, France.