Hotdog Magic

New Hotdog Cookbook - cover

The New Hotdog Cookbook

Another culinary gem for the cookbook collection! The whole hotdog experience has just been upgraded to gourmet status. How about some Hotdog Tetrazzini? Maybe you would prefer the delicate hotdog loaf? Lucky for us there are 2 hotdog loaf recipes and I am just wondering which one is the “better” tasting loaf.

I am a fan of the hotdog, it is awesome street food. Anything else is like putting lipstick on the proverbial pig.


New Hotdog Cookbook - back cover

Hot Dog Aspic recipe

Hot Dog Loaf recipes


  1. Hotdogs are disgusting but cheap. But selling them as “good for you”?? No. In no way are they good for you and I would have thought they knew this even back in 1968

    1. Depends on the hot dog. Kosher ones are obviously better for you than non-kosher because they don’t contain anuses or any of that other crap.

  2. Ooo, not one but four hot dog loaves! I would say “be still my heart,” but that seems a bit too… unwise right now.

  3. I usually now only buy all-natural hot dogs with no added preservatives and a sort ingredient list that doesn’t sound like they came out of a science lab. They cost more, of course, but I feel a little less guilty and frightened eating them.

  4. Once I found out what was in hot dogs, I swore off them forever! A shame because they smell better than they have any right to….

  5. I can see the point to a book like this. Hotdogs are a good source of protein if you can’t afford anything better, and a lot of people could benefit from recipes that use them as part of a (somewhat) balanced diet; “Hot Dog Loaf #3” and Terrazzini Hot Dogs sound like a good way to use up a bunch of leftovers.

    But as some sort of gourmet option… Yeah, no. If you can afford ground veal, you can afford real sausages from the local butcher.

  6. My mom used to serve us something she called “Spanish hot dogs”: sliced dogs, browned in margarine on both sides, then add a chopped onion to the pan, ketchup, water, and curry powder. Serve over rice.

    My dad was a grad student and they had four kids.

    1. When I was a graduate student and my husband was a medical student, together living in Milwaukee on my stipend of $247 per month (his parents paid his tuition) and the occasional family handout (his mother would do things like cook a huge roast of beef and have us over for Sunday dinner, and then give us the rest, saying “no one in the house will eat leftovers” LOL. Bless her heart), we ate a LOT of hot dogs. Diced hot dog and cheese omelets, hot dog Rice-a-Roni, etc. I could make a meal for two with one hot dog, easily. I also baked my own bread to save money (and it did). That was a couple of years after this book came out. Now I get Trader Joe’s uncured chicken hot dogs for my son. Haven’t had one myself in years — wonder why 🙂

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