This hotdog is such an enjoyable treat that you will find many individuals online crediting themselves to its invention. And though there are numerous claims as to who is responsible for this delicious meal, the story that seems most authentic tells of a gentleman known as Anton Feuchtwanger who apparently, loaned white gloves to his patrons to hold the hot sausages that he was selling. As many of these gloves were not returned, he sought the help of a baker who improvised the gloves for long soft rolls that fit the sausage and the rest as they say is history.
As July is officially Hotdog month, here are some other fun facts about this delightful dish.
- In 1987, the city of Frankfurt celebrated the 500th birthday of the hotdog in that city
- Mustard is the most popular topping for a hot dog amongst adults, with 87.6% ofthem using this condiment over the others. However most children are said to prefer ketchup.
- Hot dogs were the first food eaten on the moon. Apollo’s 11 astronauts including Neil Armstrong all ate hot dogs on their 1969 journey to outer space.
- The average hot dog is consumed in 6.1 bites
Basic Hotdog Etiquette
According to the National Hotdog and sausage council (yes, it really does exists!) here are a few pointers that you need to remember the next time you enjoy your hotdog
- Hotdog toppings should be put in between the hotdog and the bun and always dress the hotdog, not the bun
- And on the same note, condiments should be applied in the following order: wet condiments e.g. mustard, chili are applied first. Followed by chunky condiments like relish, and onions then lastly shredded cheese, followed by spices like salt and pepper.
- This should be a no brainer but always eat hot dogs with your hands – utensils should not touch hotdog or the bun
- Everyday dishes or paper plates can be used to serve hotdogs but china is not acceptable.
Whether its breakfast, lunch, snack time or dinner any time is a good time to have a hotdog!