Hot Dog

The hot dog, the Frankfurter, the wiener…

With warm weather moving in, we’ll be having fewer roasts and shifting our cooking outdoors. This means that we’ll be having lots of hot dogs – they’re quick and easy to grill. We decided to take a look at this Summer staple.

According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council‘s Sausage Glossary, Frankfurters are cooked, smoked sausages originating from Germany:

Combination of beef and pork or all beef which is cured, smoked and cooked; seasonings may include coriander, garlic, ground mustard, nutmeg, salt, sugar and white pepper; fully cooked but usually served hot; terms “frankfurter,” “wiener” and “hot dog” often used interchangeably; sizes range from big dinner frankfurters to small cocktail size; may be skinless or with natural casings.

Check back for our next post where we’ll look at the history of the Frankfurter. Is is really from Frankfurt?