Now you may think you know how to make a hot dog. And you are probably right. But have you ever had a fried hot dog?
Today’s recipe from The Step-by-Step Cook Book for Girls and Boys, by Julia Kiene, contains a recipe for making hot dogs on page 42. You do have to learn some how, and this cook book for kids shows us how to make a hot dog on the stove without a microwave. (They didn’t exist in the 1950’s when this cook book was written.)
We substituted the lard for dairy-free margarine. Mom and sis had their ‘weiners’ without a bun. Slitting them across made it much easier to cut into bite-sized pieces.
Our first recipes we chose to do were part of the “Easy Dinner” from page 41. Macaroni with Tomato-Cheese Sauce, Pear and Grape Salad and Cranberry Crunch. Half way through making the dinner part we decided to put off the Cranberry Crunch for another day. But that’s getting a little ahead of ourselves.
We intend to update these recipes and make them for our family, so they have to be gluten and dairy free. Mom and little sister are allergic. The tomato sauce calls for tomato soup, which has wheat flour in it, so we read the side of the can and picked up a small can of tomato paste to use to make our own tomato sauce from scratch.