Pretzel Dog with Caramelized Onions and Pimento Cheese
The title of this recipe is loaded, and everything about it screams awesomeness. This past week I was experimenting with some hot dog creations. My son and I are the hot dog eaters in the family, and really no one else. Personally, I like a really good all-beef hot dog, and I typically pay for the higher quality hot dogs at the store, and the point of the story is that I was really craving a really good hot dog, but not just any old hot dog. See, this one is different.
In the past, I have made things like Mexican hot dogs that were really good, as well as something I call the Milwaukee Dog, bacon wrapped hot dogs, and heck, even bacon wrapped corn dogs. As you can see, I’ve tinkered with hot dog recipes, and the one I am about to introduce might just be the topper. It’s a real deal hot dog.
- 1 all-beef wiener, boiled
- 3 tbsp caramelized onions
- 4 tbsp pimento cheese
- 1 pretzel bun, lightly toasted
Simple ingredients, but with that said when everything is combined, it is so complex in flavor, it is almost ridiculous how good this hot dog is.
To assemble, take your lightly toasted pretzel hot dog bun and spread the pimento cheese on the bottom. Lay the cooked hot dog on top of the cheese to warm that up, then top the hot dog with the warm caramelized onions.
When you first grab a hold of this hot dog, you are first encountered by that wonderful smell of the pretzel roll (I love that smell), and when bitten into, well, all hell breaks loose in terms of flavor. You get that great texture from the roll, then the snap of the hot dog, and wow, the pimento cheese. I was already sold on the pimento cheese that in fact I thought of just making a pimento cheese roll, but then that balance of the caramelized onions. All I can say, this hot dog is really tough to beat. I do not even think I put it down, and I immediately thought of making another one it was that great, but I did not have another pretzel roll. Probably best!
So, if you are looking for a new take on a hot dog, give this one a shot. Great ingredients go along way in making a hot dog come to life! Enjoy.