The boys are in love with the hot dogs that you can get at El Loco. Actually most people I know that have tried their hot dogs love them. I decided to re-create them at home. Not completely the same but they are really tasty and extremely easy to make.
Making these hotdogs couldn't get much easier. Whip up some salsa using your favourite recipe. I now make my salsa in a blender instead of chopping ingredients like I use to. My tomatoes, garlic and onion all get a bit of charring to intensify their flavour.
There is no recipe, I just use amounts that I feel like on the day. There will always be tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeno chilli and coriander (cilantro). Also, make up a batch of chipotle mayonnaise (recipe below).
Got Buns Hun?
Use buns of your choice, I personally like the soft hotdog rolls. You can use them cold, but I like to warm them slightly in the oven before use. Be careful not to leave them in their too long. Crunchy rolls are not desirable. Split the buns down the middle.
Lay a simmered frankfurt of your choice in your bun. My personal choice is skinless if buying them from the supermarket.
Aldi sells a great frankfurt, you can find them in bottles on their shelves. They have a lovely smoky flavour to them. Or, do like I do, buy them from your local continental deli or butcher. Rudi's Butchery in Kirrawee make amazing ones.
Then layer with pickled jalapeno chillies. How many you use is up to you, depends how much heat you can take.
Chipotle mayonnaise is then added. My delicious recipe is below.
Followed by your freshly made salsa.
Final addition is finely grated Monterey Jack cheese.
Last thing you need to do is take a massive bite and enjoy!
Note: chipotle vary in size, due to this I sometimes use three if they are on the small size. Taste your mayonnaise after all ingredients have been added. If you feel it needs a bit more kick then add some more chilli. Just remember if using with dawgs that your salsa most probably has jalapeno in it as well, you don't want your dawgs too hot.
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Honey Almond Baked Chicken Fingers - finger licking good
Baked Bourbon Maple Chicken Wings - more finger licking goodness
- 1 cup mayonnaise homemade or store bought
- 2 chipotle chillies in adobo sauce
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
- Juice of ½ lime
- Salt & pepper
- Place mayonnaise in a bowl. Finely chop chillies. Add chillies, adobo sauce, lime juice to bowl and stir until combined. Taste, add seasoning as needed.
All measurements are Australian metric standard. All measures are level, and cups are lightly packed unless specified. 1 teaspoon = 5ml / 1 tablespoon = 20mls / 1 cup = 250ml /4 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon.
I use Japanese mayonnaise in all my recipes. It has a more hommade taste to it. Kewpie can be found in most supermarkets. Chipotle Chillies
Chipotle vary in size, due to this I sometimes use three if they are on the small size. Taste your mayonnaise after all ingredients have been added. If you feel it needs a bit more kick then add some more chilli. Just remember if using with dawgs that your salsa most probably has jalapeno in it as well, you don't want your hotdogs too hot.
The recipe's nutritional information is an approximation based on an online calculator. It is meant solely for reference purposes. If you're looking for precise details, be sure to double-check with your own research.