Colombian Hot Dogs

Cuisine: Colombian
Servings: 4 servings
These Colombian hot dogs take the basic hot dog and add all kinds of fun and flavorful toppings to it, like pineapple, potato chips and more. Try them with quail eggs if you can find them!

Whenever I’m in Colombia I can't resist eating fast food because I really love it. I know it’s not the healthiest thing to do, but I can’t help it because it’s one of the things I enjoy most whenever I’m visiting. And something that always caught my attention were the famous Colombian hot dogs, because they’re so different to the regular hot dogs we eat here in America. What makes them unique are the toppings they add in Colombia; besides the basic mayo, ketchup and mustard, they also add all kinds of sauces, dressings, cheeses and unusual ingredients such as quail eggs, which sadly, I can’t find where I live. I know that a lot of people will probably think that adding all those toppings is just crazy, but that’s exactly what makes these hot dogs so amazingly good.

In Colombia, fast-food restaurants and street-food vendors invent all kinds of sauces and dressings to keep their customers coming back for more. Their creativity to come up with all those crazy sauces is really amazing, and it’s what people love the most. Last year, I posted a recipe to make three of the basic fast-food sauces you will find in any hot dog stand in Colombia, which are garlic mayo, pink sauce and pineapple sauce. Other delicious sauces that you can add to your hot dogs include chimichurri, cilantro lime sauce and Colombian hot sauce, among others.

The recipe I’m sharing with you today is a very basic way to make Colombian hot dogs. You can use it as a baseline to make more elaborate hot dogs with whatever kind of toppings you want, such as bacon and quail eggs, if you can find them!

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Ingredients

  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 soft hoagie rolls or large hot dog buns
  • 1 cup coleslaw or more if needed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella or more if needed
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips or more if needed
  • Sauces
  • ketchup
  • Mustard optional
  • Mayonnaise optional
  • garlic mayo
  • pink sauce
  • pineapple sauce or pineapple preserves

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Directions

  1. Cook the hot dogs in boiling water for about 5 minutes, or according to package instructions, and drain. You can also grill them if you prefer.
  2. During the last minute of boiling, place a steaming basket over the pot, put the hoagies inside the basket, and cover to soften them.
  3. To assemble, place one hot dog in each bun and add a couple of tablespoons of cole slaw, mozzarella cheese, potato chips and preferred sauces. You can also add bacon, quail eggs and/or any other sauces you prefer. Enjoy!
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