Hot Diggity Dogs

15 Jul

Stampede may be over, but we’re finding it hard to cease and desist entertaining on a hot summer night. Enter White Trash Theatre. Think drive-in movie meets backyardecue. We like to wheel a large screen television up to the sliding glass patio door and have everybody seated outside on lawnchairs to watch movies. Of course, we’re talking  about a dusk-til-dawn affair, a la the Corral 4 better dancing hot dogDrive-In circa 1978. Summer staples can include, but are not limited to: Jaws, Grease, American Graffiti, Animal House, Dazed and Confused etc. Our friend swears that any Matthew McConaughey movie simply must be featured, as he embodies all that is white trash. But we know it’s your call.

We have been tempted to set out a popcorn and candy bar buffet, but it remains a dream unfufilled. Microwave popcorn, Smarties, and ice cream are as far as we’ve bothered. Still the fantasy lingers. 

Barbecued hot dogs, of course, are a must. The bar for accoutrement is set high, with Le Chien Chaud and Tubby Dog  in our near vicinity. Set out a tub of chilled beverages (cream soda, orange, and cola really should share priority with beer and wine), pop the corn, and hit play. Don’t forget blankies and mosquito repellent.

We originally enjoyed these saucy numbers at Stampede time. The spicy sweet sauce is also a good meatball bath for tailgate or Christmas parties. Try this cool spiral technique:

Diggity Dogs
Recipe from Blue Flame Kitchen
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) ketchup
1/2 cup (125 mL) medium salsa
1/3 cup (75 mL) sieved raspberry jam
1 – 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
2 tsp (10 mL) balsamic vinegar
1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
12 jumbo wieners
12 large hotdog buns

Cook onion in oil until tender. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Add next 6 ingredients (ketchup through mustard). Simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Score wieners corkscrew fashion. Grill wieners over medium heat on natural gas barbecue until browned on all sides. Add wieners to sauce and simmer 5 minutes. Place wieners in buns and top with sauce.

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