The history of this sausage on a bun is somewhat shrouded in mystery. You see, there is some argument as to who truly invented the hot dog. Some think it made its debut at Coney Island in 1870. Others claim that hot dogs were first sold in St. Louis in 1880. More still insist that hot dogs made their debut at The World's Fair, either in 1893 or 1904. So while the jury is still out on where these meals on a bun got their start, one thing is for sure: Hot dogs are here to stay.
Hot dogs have been a staple in homes for generations. They're a definite kid-pleaser, and many a childhood memory revolve around this iconic, American food. Whether you like yours Chicago Style, "Naked", New York Style, or even dressed up with spicy chili and melty, gooey cheese, a hot dog can hit the spot when hunger kicks in. And these tasty treats really shine during the summer grilling season.
As far as hot dog dressings, I like to experiment. I love them with mustard and ketchup, but I also enjoy more creative toppings like chili and cheese, pickles, and even guacamole! Hot dogs are incredibly versatile, so chances are, if you can fit a topping on the bun, it might just be a success!
Recently, I was at a cookout with several people. Sadly, one little girl was unable to eat burgers and hot dogs with everyone else due to a gluten intolerance. I wish I would have known about the buns from Udi's Gluten Free Foods! That's right! Udi's makes a selection of hot dog and hamburger buns that are allowing those with Celiac's Disease or other gluten intolerances to enjoy cookouts like never before!
Udi’s Gluten Free Foods, the #1 gluten free baked goods brand, revolutionized the category when it introduced the first gluten-free bread that tastes and looks like “real” bread. Udi's products contain no artificial ingredients, no GMOs and very few preservatives, too!
The generous folks at Udi's Gluten Free Foods sent me a box full of gluten free goodies to try with my family. Take a look at the tasty treats we received!
Here are the Chocolate Chip Cookies. Now you wouldn't think a gluten-free cookie would be very tasty, but we were pleasantly surprised. These cookies were soft and chewy, and had a wonderful, authentic flavor. The reminded me of cookies my Grandma used to make when I was a kid!
I have to admit, I was a bit surprised by the buns. They're not completely identical to regular buns, but they're very, very good. They have great flavor, but the consistency and texture is slightly different than you'd find in plain white buns. It's not a "bad" different at all, though. The feel of these buns actually reminds me of artisan breads you'd find in a bakery. Perhaps a bit more dense than regular white buns, but still very appealing. They have a kind of gourmet feel to them, and I think they'd be great for grilled chicken or even Portabella Mushroom burgers!
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***