Within Fantasia we see a ballerina Ostrich dancing to the tune of Dance of the Hours, so what better to use the meat on a bed of beautiful vegetables.
Old Louie’s Hot Dogs
Ready In:30 mins
As a child, I loved Oliver and Company. I was completely oblivious to the idea that it followed the story of Oliver Twist until an older age though, despite it being completely obvious! Even the familiar character’s names are similar or exactly the same: Oliver, Dodger, Fagin & Bill Sykes. There are some great characters in Oliver and Company, including Tito, Georgette, Einstein, Francis and Rita, which make up a cast of humans and animals. Also, despite Oliver Twist being set in London, this movie is set in the streets of New York City and with that location, I chose this recipe.
This recipe is super easy to make, after all it is street vendor food. Using the character Old Louie, who appears at staggered parts of the story, I created a recipe that incorporates the food he’s likely to sell. From his very short menu:
Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Spicy Dogs
Pretzels, Chips, Soft Drinks
I picked to make Hot Dogs. I wanted to make them extra special so I added Bacon and Cheese into the buns and smothered them with Tomato Ketchup and American Mustard, and served them with “chips” (which were surprising to see on the menu because I assumed the Americans only called them fries).
4 Hot Dog Buns
Butter (for spread)
4 slices Bacon
4 Hot Dogs
100g Cheddar Cheese
Tomato Ketchup (to serve)
American Mustard (to serve)
Chips (to serve)
Rather than using uncooked sausages, I ended up using tinned hot dogs, which are much easier to cook than sausages as they are just need to be heated up. Check the instruction on the tin you buy before cooking them!
I added Tomato Ketchup and American Mustard to this dish, but to my own I added only Mayo. I’m not a fan of store-bought ketchup and mustard and it wasn’t too different.
Choose a cheese that suits you. You could go with an American Monterey Jack Cheese to follow the cuisine closer!
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1Cook Hot Dogs as per pack instructions.
Step 2Under the grill on medium-high heat, grill your bacon on a wire tray rack. Grate your cheese.
Step 3Cut your hot dog buns lengthways and butter. Add bacon to between each roll and add a cooked hot dog.
Step 4Top with grated cheese then smother with zigzag patterned tomato ketchup and American mustard. Serve with fries.
Old Louie's Hot Dogs
- Wire tray rack
- 4 Hot Dog Buns
- Butter for spreading
- 4 slices Bacon
- 4 Hot Dogs
- 100 g Cheddar Cheese
- Tomato Ketchup to serve
- American Mustard to serve
- Chips to serve
- Cook Hot Dogs as per pack instructions. Under the grill on medium-high heat, grill your bacon on a wire tray rack. Grate your cheese.
- Cut your hot dog buns lengthways and butter. Add bacon to between each roll and add a cooked hot dog. Top with grated cheese then smother with zigzag patterned tomato ketchup and American mustard. Serve with fries.
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