Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cooking Lab - Footy Final Gourmet Hot Dog

Today is the Footy's grandest day! 
The 2013 AFL grand final!
Hawthorn vs Fremantle.

The boy is excited and decided to embrace the grand final fever in the comfort of his castle by hosting a BBQ party with all his mates!!

We see kilos of steak, sausages and more meat. Cases of beers and chips & snacks. No salad or greens allowed the boys decided.

The girls want more something fancier than a plain cave-manlike carnivore feast.

Lunch: (while we still have the control of the kitchen) - Gourmet-Style hot dogs coming up!

(c) GMV - Got My Vote!' (^.^)

These gourmet hot dogs tasted fantastic than your normal mere-blanched Frankfurt with tomato & mustard sauces.
Who says Footy Final snack can't be fancy and elegant?
- DON's Footy Franks (both skin-on & skinless)
- TIPTOP Hot Dog Rolls x 12 (2 packs)
- Onions x 6 sliced
- Rocket Salad
- Tomato
- Hommus Dip
- Sauerkraut 
- Parmesan Cheese
- German mustard 
- BBQ/Tomato sauces
1. Warm up the BBQ grills/pans with some oil.
2. Cook the onions until fragrant and golden.
3. Grill the Frankfurts. 
Variation 1:
I tried to fool the boys by passing-off this version as their 'normal' footy Frankfurt by burying all the green rocket underneath. :)

The charred onions are perfect match with grilled Frankfurt. With generous tomato sauce on top and a little sprinkle of Parmesan cheese -  I almost got away!! 

'These are quite nice, anymore?'
Variation 2:

Well, with that encouragement, I am more bold to add 'my' preferred toppings.

a) I toasted the bun in the oven slightly for a crunchy taste.
b) Halved the Hot Dog bun and generously spread with the Hommus dip.
c) Add ample (generous) rocket leave and topped with grilled onions.
d) Place the grilled Frankfurt into the bun.
e) Drizzle BBQ sauce on top and sprinkle Parmesan cheese to finish it off.

"Hmm... this looked very different...?"
"Hmmmm ~~ this is REALLY good!!"
Variation 3:

The boys' acceptance to greens are high at the moment - so, the perfect timing to add more salad.

a) Halved the hotdog buns.
b) Thinly spread the German Mustard at the base.
c) Add grilled onions, sauerkraut and fresh rocket salad. (This time I didn't bother to hide them at the bottom)
d) Insert tomato slices at the side.
e) Top it off with more German mustard.
f)  Add BBQ/ or Tomato sauce with sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

"There are salad in this Hot Dog......*hesitant*...that is not right, right?" A newcomer just joined.

"You will like it so much you will be converted." The rest of the boys pronounced with conviction.

"Hey, it's good!!" The newcomer nodded excitedly. "How did you do it? It is not messy to eat and nothing falls out!"
"Perhaps you girls would like to put some fancy touch to the BBQ?" The boys suggested.

"Sorry Boys, I've got an invitation to fine dining tonight. Enjoy the game and your man-style BBQ!"

Or the vast Footy Snacks!
It is such a beautiful day to enjoy the game!
Last Gourmet Hot Dog! Served with a bottle of beer with side Sauerkraut and mustard.