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Seattle Dog

Seattle Dog

This is a recipe that I have thought about sharing at one time or another over the years but never did. I was hesitant because most might think I’m crazy when I say: Cream cheese on a hot dog is amazing. But now that our Seahawks are in the Super Bowl, I thought it was only appropriate to celebrate Super Bowl week with the Seattle Dog.

When I first moved to Seattle about 7 years ago, I had never heard of the Seattle dog. In fact, when I first heard about it my initial reaction was: Are you serious? Cream cheese on a hot dog? It was especially popular whenever we would leave the bar. All of the street vendors would be selling them right outside the bar doors.

I figured it was only drunk people who liked them.

I mean really. Cream cheese. On a hot dog.

Then one time, before a Mariners game, I decided to try one.

I had not had one sip of alcohol. Mind you. I just wanted to give it a go.

Holy moly. They are good. It just works. Trust me. The textures work so well together. It’s seriously my favorite way to enjoy a hot dog now.

Now I say hot dog, but I actually use sausages because I do like them more than your traditional hot dog. Most street vendors around here will serve these using a traditional hot dog or a polish sausage. I chose to use bratwurst but you can use whatever type of sausage you like.

So I know it might sound crazy but give it a try, it just might surprise you. Oh yeah and…GO HAWKS!

Seattle Dog

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 bratwurst or other sausage
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 hot dog buns

Instructions

1

Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat until butter melts. Add in sliced onion. Reduce heat to medium low. Cook, stirring occasionally until onions turn brown and caramelize, about 20 minutes.

2

While the onions are cooking, cook sausages according to package directions.

3

Once onions and sausages have cooked, spread about 1 ounce of cream cheese on each hot dog bun, top with sausage and caramelized onions. Serve immediately.

Notes

Enjoy!

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