GAH, the images! No, not the content, please RESIZE before you upload/post, they're ridiculously large and breaking my poor little RSS browser!
Congratulaions on the new addition to the list of Things Erica Barnett Hates, which now stands at:
3) Her own arteries
My browser is taking forever to load the images.
Meanwhile, a good web page coder could have uploaded smaller JPG files and made them link to the larger versions.
Jet Propulsion Enhanced Graphics - it's what's for dinner!
Oh, and don't go hating on ECB, we love her.
What 1 and 3 said. I would have posted sooner, but it took me about 10 minutes just to be able to scroll past the freakin' images to the comment link. Cripes!
You're a genius. Don't listen to these techno-wussies telling you to shrink those images... Make them bigger! I want to make that plate of cheese stuffed bacon wrapped dogs my wallpaper.
This is the most hardcore culinary experiment ever. Has anyone read Chefs Illustrated where they cook one recipe 100 times slightly changing every factor to figure out the #1 best way too make stuff? I think they should try this one on for size...
"Jet Propulsion Enhanced Graphics"?
Or Joint Photographer Expert Group...
I love the jew-to-pig-product ratio on this concoction. It needed the blasphemy to really achieve greatness...
Oh, you can -just-barely- make out that it says "Gluttony" on my shirt just at the bottom of the frame. Brilliant, and delicious.
I agree- let #1 & #3 wait - I heart the huge images - especially when it gets to the cooked product pic that looks like a syphilitic ... so and so.
Even so - I'd definitely eat it. And I'd happily sign on to be a judge in the 100-ways-to-eat-a-cheese-stuffed-wiener contest.
I'd be happy to make Corn Dog Casserole for you, Erica. Would you like it to be vegetarian, or made with meat?
that was delightfully thorough and un-pc and i loved every bit of it. thank you, and thanks for taking the gustatory bullet for me, stranger staff, as i'm not about to cook that myself.
I think I would have loved something like that when I was 20-something. Now that I'm 40-something, it makes my arteries hurt just to look at it. It seams like a lot of work simply to induce a heart attack.
I guess some people have never heard of a francheezie or driven through Wisconsin before.
Best. Slog. EVER. I wish I could have been there to try them.
#11 I'm sorry. What part of the article was non pc?
Wow, the Stranger staffers are actual human persons. I've always thought of 'em as, like, disembodied heads in jars or somethin'.
elswiger--you know, all the pork, all the unhealthy ingedients. it's just so wrong, so very wrong. that's what made it fun. if the personal is political, then food is too.
Wow. ...wow. As horrifying as that looks, I'd probably throw one back too. Gross, I'm gross.
I can feel my arteries clog just looking at these pictures.
I dunno - it seems like something's missing, a key ingredient, that one extra-super special item to turn this from simply heart-punishingly to if-I-die-right-now-it'll-have-all-been-worth-it delicious:
- sausage gravy?
- a slice of American cheese?
- Garlic Aoli?
It just screams out for - something, but I can't put my finger on it...
JPG is actually JPEG - which is the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's graphics standard.
Try reading a book sometimes.
COMTE @ No. 20: SOUR CREAM!!! Obviously.
And Rob W.: One of each, clearly! That way we can compare.
Ok, that should be enough to feed a small army... are you having a party anytime soon?
Ms. Clement has already suggested that organic sour cream be added to the casserole. I think we may be onto something...
Funny, awful, sick and wrong.
The one that's just about to get deep-fried...circumsized on one end, uncut on the other. How did you do that?
JPEG actually has nothing to do with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Try reading wikipedia sometime.
OHHHHH DORK SLAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FEEL THE BURN!!1! TOTAL NERD DOMINATION!
Will in Seattle, you are either trolling or misguided. JPEG doesn't stand for Jet Propulsion anything. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG
You're probably trolling, though.
I don't eat cheese, so I'd have to find something else to stuff the hotdogs with. I'm thinking cornbread, so it would be kinda like corndogs. Yum. Cornbread stuffed hotdogs wrapped in bacon and breaded with a fresh green salad. MMMmmm....
reply to #20:
thousand island dressing!!
Awesome, just plain awesome. Don't pay attention to those dam hippies.
I grew up in PA and we called these hotdogs Texas Tommys. The traditional condiment is yellow mustard. They were featured in a documentary about Pennsylvanian Diners on PBS.
Peace the fork out,
You should try frying in deeper oil, like in a turkey fryer. You can get the fry hotter, have a crispier more thoroughly cooked bacondog. (going to try this now) we'll probably also need roasting string to keep the bacon on the dog.
Leo, would a string not disintegrate in deep frying? I think his method of bowtying the bacon would suffice. I do agree however that the repeatitive use of "Deep frying" in the blog was put off by the fact he simply pan fried it, I'm sure you could get a cleaner fry with a better, thicker corndogesque batter. Also deep frying, while being fully immersed in grease would make one assume it'd be a greasier product, seems to render the final product LESS greasy on consumption. does sound tasty and heart destroying. Remember though, everything is better with bacon, even if you're jewish. Which comes to the other idea. What of turkey bacon, which I am appalled is called bacon, but comes in nice strips that'd be perfect for such a glamourous food item, and may cut back on some of the artery cloggage you'd recieve from not only eating but simply looking at these treats. I was thinking of attempting this sans apple corer, simply cutting the frank in half, carving out a rift in the center of both halves, filling with cheese, wrap with bacon, use toothpics (wood not plastic!) and seeing how that fairs in my fry daddy. Never stuck wood in there so I'm a bit concerned about how that would fair. and in the end perhaps cutting into smaller 3 portions per frank more of an H'orderve than a meal portion. Anyhow, nice post.
um... have you EVER cleaned your stove top?
They're not just for breakfast anymore!
so much work to eat a hot dog with cheese
you are all overheated middle class yuppies
fry the bacon, set aside, nice and crisp
nuke the dogs, and some good whole wheat bread slices
touch of mayo and dijon, lettuce OK too, place cheese and dog together, fold (two per person) - drink ice cold Mt Dew, and eat crisp bacon on the side
finish with any good yog - plain is good if you like a bit of sour
I can see the fate of those who watch too many cooking shows - eating gets lost
always shop for the better flavored turkey or chicken dogs - much less fat, lots less
I first ate these while attending college in Steyermühl Austria 10 years ago. They are called "Berner Würstle" becauce they orginated in Bern Switzerland. They sell them ready to cook at the store here (Bavaria)
well, I grew up in PA and we just called these 'hotdogs'. The traditional condiment is a chopped up plain hotdog, and butter. They were featured in a documentary about lapsed jews on PBS.
the pics are to big ? ten minutes to download page ? WTF !!!? did we go back to 97' on AOL !?? losers ! great post btw ...would probably taste better with some sort of gourmet sausage , like apple wood .
#17 I think you mean "un-CC" (Culinary Correct) or "un-AC" (Arterially Correct)..
You can expect to hear from my lawyers!!!!!!! I came up with this idea over 10 years ago. It was the same night I developed the bazooka cigarette (an entire pack duck taped together and smoked at one time). Yer all going to get it! Starting packing yer bags for disco island.
"King of All that is Grease"
Still doesnt beat the bacon cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme that the Illinois minior league team the Gateway Grizzlies serves. Still, no thanks.
damn, that gives me a boner. will you marry me and rub cheez whiz all over us?
wow, just wow....
You know those aren't really finished until you drizzle chocolate on top.
Magnificent dish. Only a weakling or sissy could be offended by it. The panty-waists voicing their disgust are the same wastes of DNA who cringe at barrel-strength bourbon and wet their pants when confronted by a good cigar.
It would be foolish to make a steady diet of these culinary delights, but an occasional indulgence (much as with bourbon and cigars) is no crime at all--except in the minds of the simpering effete.
Based on the pimples on her face and her extra under-chin fat, I'd say that Erica shouldn't be eating any more of those fat fried greasy cheese fat dogs...
She doesnt like masculinity. What the hell does that mean? Men are supposed to act like females? Gee... that's intelligent. I guess this is the best 'pork' she'll be getting.
What a fruit cake. Dont you have better things to do?
Oh yeah... When is the last time you cleaned that nasty stove? (its filthy before you start frying) I'd hate to see your bathroom. And wash your hair... yuk. Hippies... what losers...
Hm, I feel sorry for the people still using 14.4 modems to access the intrawebs. Anyway:
There's got to be a way to "single fry" these bad boys. I wonder if you could use one of those fancy city-friers, like they use for turkeys? I guess not if you want crisp bacon. You could grill the dogs with the bacon, THEN fry them? (God help me, I'm trying to solve this)
Well done! -the story, not the dogs...
I could make a Corndog Casserole. That sounds easy. I wouldn't reccomend adding the sticks though. :) And I think it would taste better with cheese (though you could certainly opt to leave that out if you don't like cheese).
I'm guessing it would look something like this... (Granted, I'd need to actually make it to confirm these measurements!)
1+ c. yellow corn meal
1 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1+ c. milk
Mix this all together to make the batter.
2 c. shredded cheese
1 pkg. of hot dogs, sliced
spread half the batter in the bottom of a greased baking dish.
layer the sliced hot dogs in the pan.
Top with cheese.
Carefully spread the remaining batter over top of the hot dogs & cheese.
Bake at 350 until golden and a knife comes out clean when poked into the center.
You could potentially add a can of your favorite Chili con Carne to the middle layer as well, if you like chili dogs.
without the batter they are very good. I bought some hotdogs wraped in cheese and bacon off on a hotdog vendor in mexico, now i am hooked. works really good over a campfire....
In my area we have a gas station that makes and sells "Paul Dogs" which are slightly less greasy than these.
- wrap a bun-length hot dog in american cheese
- wrap this in a flour tortilla (tightly)
- wrap this in a piece of bacon and hold together with a toothpick.
- deep fry until the bacon is cooked
- try to make it past the gas station without buying another one any time you pass it
Apple corer, schmapple corer. Just jam a sturdy straw through the hot dog. Maybe even one of those bubble tea straws, for extra cheesy goodness. Then suck the extra hot dog out of the straw. You know, for sustinence when you're making the dogs.
Is it ironic that I got this link from a buddy working at the National Institute of Health?
Thank you for doing your part of Keeping Down the Human Population. Too bad you're killing of the people who eat food rather than twigs and leaves.
Thank you for doing your part for Keeping Down the Human Population. Too bad you're killing off the people who eat food rather than twigs and leaves, but this is how *I* wanted to die.
I am in heaven. I will encourage my wife to make these this weekend.
No Need to hollow out the dog, just going to use my marinade injector.
I think a chili sauce over these would be perfect.
As for the PC crowd that thinks they are going to die if they eat these - We could only be so lucky.
A friend sent this to me as a joke. i copied the recipe and can't wait to try it. sounds delicious. grease may not be good for arteries, but is wonderful for skin. Used to make "angels" on horseback...hot dog split and cheese slice put in crack, then wrapped with bacon.....batter and deep frying is even better!
Ranch Dressing, of course.
Homer would be so very proud.
I only made it halfway through the post before I puked on myself.
OMFG. I don't think I'm going to want to eat for a week now.
64 & 65--fucking pussies.
I looked at this and thought, "You know, these would really be good if filled with mozzarella or Colby Jack."
The perfect dessert for a meal like this would be a deep-fried Twinkie. If you haven't had one of those, you haven't lived!
I'm not sure yet, but I believe making such a dish violates the Geneva convention as a crime against humanity.
I'm lazy. Instead of deep frying, how about microwaving it? I know hot dogs typically split, but these are split already? How long should I microwave one?
I'd eat a dozen of these, and then Rascal my way over to Beth's for a 12-egg omlette.
what about the fried egg on top???
Where's the beans?
That was FUCKING BEAUTIFUL!
Kudo's to you and your offspring.
May you live a long and wonderful life.
I agree it didn't need to be fried twice. After wrapping the bacon I would suggest rolling the concoction in bread crumbs or panko (sp?) and then deep frying it. Bacon doesn't take that long to cook. If you are worried I'd pop it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds just to be safe.
#51 I only saw 1 pimple but two gorgeous eyes on Erica.
This is gross.
I was looking at this post with my 22 yr old son. 'Sound's good" was is first comment, then when he saw the final product, "looks good" was his response
Deep-fried instead of pan-fried and served on a thickly buttered bun with ranch dipping sauce--then you'd have something.
My husband (a professional chef) sent me this email. How about topping the whole thing off with mayonaise? As a Jew, I can't think of anything better to go with bacon-wrapped-cheezwhiz-stuffed-double-fried-wieners! But then again, I'm the idiot married to the chef who sent me this email. Thanks for the laughs.
My mom used to make something like this for me and my brother when we were kids, only she'd slit the hot dog lengthwise, put a long stick of cheddar in the slit, top with a bit of relish, wrap it with bacon and bake them in a hot oven on a wire rack over a baking pan to catch the drippings.
When the bacon was crispy, she'd drain them on paper towels. She'd serve them with corn bread and barbecue sauce.
wait you didn't eat the drippings??!? fscking heathen.
Before battering, this is COMPLETELY Atkins friendly. I need to make some of these...
Bacon-wrapped hot-dogs - so Sonoran! Every night a magical wagon arrives just down the street from me and peddles delicious bacon-wrapped dogs with zillions of condiments- refried beans, cheese, sour cream (if you're loooking for artery-slowing stuff), tomatoes, onions, chopped hot peppers, cilantro, lettuce, lalala, and every hot-dog condiment known to man & woman & child, i.e. mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup - and probably a bunch of other stuff I could't translate or ask for. All throughout Phoenix - a hot dog lover's paradise!
In Texas, we have chicken-fried bacon. I once went to a semi-formal dinner party where that was the appetizer. I will definitely suggest the 'dogs for next year.
Wow. It looks so awful, I think I may have to try it myself! Suggestion for COMTE at #20, how about dusting it with powdered sugar, and serving with a side of raspberry preserves for dippin', much like a Monte Cristo sandwich?
We had these (without the battering) as 'Berner Wuerstl' already more than 35 years ago in the Mensa (Fast Food Restaurant) in the University of Vienna, Austria. Real cheese was put into a slit in the sausage and it and the bacon wrapped around was held together by a wooden toothpick.
Ahh, the memories...
I have to apologize for not having read every one of the preceding posts. One's patience has certain limits, particularly when one has something to say right off the bat.
My off-the-bat thing:
What you have described here has always been known to me and to those of my ilk as a "Texas Torpedo."
Being a Texan, I'm not really proud of that moniker, but--c'est la vie.
I have never known a Texas Torpedo to be the result of an even remotely arduous--much less two-day--process; poke, fill, wrap, fry, you're done. Shouldn't take longer than four minutes.
The battering part is, to my mind, a high-falutin' and unnecessary upgrade. An ordinary bun is sufficient.
I also think that deep-frying is preferable to pan-frying, but that's just me.
If you enjoy--or are baffled by Texas Torpedoes--you may probably have a similar reaction to Scotch eggs, which I also love: hard-cooked eggs encased in pork sausage and biscuit dough, and then fried.
If you enjoy--or are baffled by--Texas Torpedoes, you may probably have a similar reaction to Scotch eggs, which I also love: hard-cooked eggs encased in pork sausage and biscuit dough, and then fried.
Love the "I must be the world's worst Jew" line, it completely cracked me up!
What's up with the shit about ECB?
1. Why doesn't anyone say shit about some of the men in the pictures?
2. Is this a beauty contest?
And if this were a beauty contest, ECB is totally cute. So fuck off, asshole sexists.
Lastly, I think I'll stuff my hotdogs with kalamata aoli instead of cheez whiz because I'm a fancy like that.
I was going to say I thought Hecht was pretty cute -- especially with cheese-dog in his mouth -- but I felt like an asshole pointing it out.
Bah! Looks like you used sub-standard products! Cheese from a can?! Please!
I recommend you use a quality dog like a BlueGrass Meats Jalapeneo Chedder Mett, wrap that with some pepperd bacon, beer batter that bad boy and then deep fry to crispy goodness! While your waiting for your heart-attack-on-a-stick to cook, toss in a few pickled garlic cloved for appetizers!
Oh wow.... that beats out pancake-wrapped-sausage-on-a-stick. A suggestion: just use Cheddarwurst to streamline the process...
And I've gotta say, I want to party with that good-lookin' Stranger staff!!
Oh, a little Formula 409 on the stovetop wouldn't hurt.... ; ) I wonder what flavors the cast-iron skillet picked up?
I've often done a somewhat more natural version of this dish, using actual cheese and cutting out the deep frying. A lot simpler and cuts out "pasteurized processed cheese food product" as an ingredient. Simply cut a slit lengthwise in the hot dog, wrap it with bacon (securing the ends with toothpicks) and cook in a hot cast iron skillet until the bacon is done. Remove the toothpicks, place in a bun and dress according to your liking (I prefer my hot dogs with a huge glob of mustard equal in size to the hot dog itself).
@91, at least he didn't use cheap beer like Bud Lite or some other shit like that.
This would go great w/ a Beer
how about "clot dogs" for a name for these?
I love the article, it brought back memories of A&W in Canada when I was young. They this similar concoction called a Whistle dog. Almost like you made, just trade the beer batter for a bun. It used to be a popular item back in the day.
i love the volcano on the creator's chin
it just seems appropriate
E.C.B. is the reigning Queen of Clot. Rather than frying they could be roasted using a Menorah and Garlic
Scented Candles. Somebody noticed there was something lacking. Dipping Sauce! Endless variety.
Always eat wearing one of those little Jewish Hats...
Yarmulka? Orthodox can use Nathan's Kosher Dogs
and switch bacon for strips of Pastrami. Shalom
You're my new personal hero.
You needed some Maple Syrup and Powdered sugar, maybe deep fried in egg batter?
Try deep frying it in beer batter.
Slow download? Shrink the pictures?
Uh,...Mine came in in around 2 seconds.
What's the problem people? Uh, it's called Broadband. Maybe you have heard of it. It's a real new thing. Been out for a few years now. Maybe you should try it.
Izzy was right. There is but one condiment for this abomination. Ranch Dressing.
I can't wait to try some at home.
Did you ever consider buying cheese stuffed weiners from Armour? Sure would make the job a whole lot easier.
I'm using a wireless Sprint card to view the page, and it loaded with no problems. I didn't see any slowness at all.
For those of you having problems viewing the page, maybe you should fire your AOL dial-up service.
condiment...Has to be some good hot sauce.
Your kitchen must stink to hell!
Hey, everyone in Chicago, we use Merkt's Sharp cheddar soft cheese for the filling....Cheez-Whiz is for bums who live in cardboard boxes. Put some Merkt's in a small pastry bag and go to town. Oh yea, just the deep frying, not double fried. In the turkey fryer, they only take about 5-6 minutes to fry up a dozen or so. Great tailgating food.
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Call them Heart Missles, or artery darts.
i have the same monkey thats on the shelf in your kitchen...........crazy kids!!!!!!! you only live once ......rock on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think this dish demands to be served with a homemade Bearnaise, and don't skimp on the butter.
Now my tailgating parties will be complete! Thank you!
Oh - these are just so, so, so very wrong.
On so many levels.
And yet... I still desperately want one...
(so, so ashamed....)
that is one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen.
I won't post it here, but I have something even worse for your arteries than this. Toss me an email if you want to do an article about it.
I live nowhere near Seattle, but I'm always glad to spread death via heart attack.
That actually looks pretty good, of course down here we deep fry everything from candybars to twinkies and pickles..
I think Id partially cook the bacon b4 wrapping the dog, then cook on the grill before dipping in batter and into the deepfryer...definately NOT pan fry!
To the tech wimps complaining about the pics loading: GET A DELL!!! The site can't be held accountable for your dinosaur PC.
As for these Dogs, ever hear of Turkey? Try this with Turkey Hot Dogs and Turkey Bacon. At least it would be a tad less fattening.
#28 it's "cheese" not cheese so go right ahead and eat it!
looks gross,sounds gross, won't be trying it, but its very creative and funny as hell!! :)
That needs GRAVY. Sausage gravy.
I guess I'm a wussy in some people's eyes. But things of this nature are why north Idahoans are dying of heart failure! I simply don't know why people would rather die young than live longer by following simple guide lines of dieting. How ignorant of simple things can people be?
As ignorant as you are of fun things? =)
and yes, you are a total whuss.
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