Inspired by another bloggers weekly efforts to successfully recreate recipes found on boxes from the grocery store shelves....
I think everyone I know is familiar with my hot dog fever. Also, that I want to own a hot dog/gourmet beer establishment. I have tried out a lot of crazy hot dog ideas, some good, some awesome. Sadly, I have never been able to really get a good breakfast style hot dog down. I love 7-11, but that breakfast bite is a no go. I am tired of seeing people try to take the hot dog out of their breakfast dogs. I think I nailed it today.
It all started with a towed car. Friday night I ended up staying at a friends because my car was taken from me while I was enjoying myself in a bar. Before bed, she made me fried eggs. I have always been a scrambled sort of guy, but you cant shun good hospitality.
Of course as days passed I couldn't stop thinking of fried eggs. I had tried a hot dog with scrambled in the past and it was a big failure. Those sweet nuggets of failed germination just fell out of the bun and all over the place. That is just something this hot dog chef will not tolerate. This fried egg thing stays put together. And comforms to the shape of the bun and dog like a temper-pedic breakfast food.... hmmmm.
-one hot dog
-two strips of bacon
-sriracha hot sauce
-mrs butterworths syrup
i started off by tossing my two strips of bacon in the skillet and preheating the toaster oven. once the bacon was done i set it aside so it could crisp up, drained the grease and cracked my egg. while the first side cooked i buttered the inside and outside of the bun and set it in the toaster oven. while the egg cooked, i made sure to manage the shape. i wanted to keep it from being too round. more of an oval shape... for better bun/dog coverage. flip, sprinkle with cheese, pepper and some hot sauce. move to dead burner. take bun out of toaster oven. (here comes the cop out) i didnt feel like grilling the dog. i nuked it. i wrapped it in a paper towel and popped it in the microwave for 45 seconds. while it was cooking i slid the egg onto the toasted bun and put one piece of bacon per side. hot dog right in the middle and then a light coating of syrup in the place where one might typically put mustard.
usually, when i tell someone about one of my crazy hot dogs, they think its gross.i can imagine that right now you are saying the same thing. well, think dennys. all american grand slam. eggs, bacon, cheese, sausage and toast. only thing different with the hot dog is the pork sausage is now a pork dog (actually, i only use all beef) and i put a little syrup on it. but other than that, we have egg, bacon, cheese, and toast.
i found it to be amazing. this is one for the store, and certainly one for a plate in my near future. it took roughly 10 minutes total and all of the ingredients are things that i imagine are already in your kitchen. if you try it, let me know what you thought.