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Playing Curly Dogs with Pickle Relish


For the pickle relish:
  • 1 dill pickle, cut into 1/4–inch dice (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup onion, coarsely chopped mild, such as Vidalia or Maui
  • 1/4 cup tomato, diced (1/4-inch)
  • 2 tablespoons scallion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce, hot, such as Sriracha
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 dogs, hot
  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil
  • 1 hamburger bun, (about 2 ounces), split in half


Serves: 2 servings


For the relish, combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

With a sharp paring knife, cut the hot dogs lengthwise about halfway through the meat. Then make crosswise cuts in each one, spacing them about 1/3-inch apart and cutting about halfway through the meat; you should have about 12 cuts on each hot dog.

Heat the oil in a sturdy skillet. Add the hot dogs and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes, shaking the pan so the hot dogs roll over and brown on all sides. They will start curling up into wheels.

Meanwhile, toast the bun until it is crusty. Place a curly dog on each bun half, curling it into a wheel. Spoon some relish into the centers and serve.