Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hot Dog Pizza

You can use proper sausage for this, and it might be better than what I made. I just didn't want to thaw my sausage and be left with no sausage for the rest of my summer budget stuff. Plus, the hot dogs were already thawed and I had one left. Woo! Anyway, most of the time I make pizzas that are a little more traditionally American in their style: sauce, extra cheese, etc. This is kind of a weird thing, but I was trying to stretch out the one remaining hot dog in the house. I thought about all the things I love about hot dogs: mustard, kraut, banana peppers, onions! Then I decided to put them all on a pizza because I knew it'd feed me for two meals (not to mention using some of the dough I'd made). It was either going to be really amazing, or really disgusting. It turned out far better than I thought it would. And it's super cheap to make. I really enjoyed how some of the mustard baked into the crust while other parts of the mustard stayed really soft. The dog drooled all over the floor while I was eating it, but as I told him, "onions." My only regret is that I didn't try hot dogs this way sooner. Hope you enjoy!

1/2 pizza dough recipe
2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
1 hot dog, sliced
1/2 cup kraut
1 diced shallot (use onion if you actually have these)
1/4 cup banana peppers
sprinkle celery salt

Preheat the oven to the hottest temperature possible. Press/roll out your dough, then spread with the mustard. Top with hot dog slices, kraut, banana peppers and shallot. Sprinkle celery salt on top. Bake 5 minutes, then turn 180 degrees and bake another 5 minutes. Let rest 5-10 minutes before cutting. Serves 2.

7 comments:

  1. I love hot dogs on pizza.
    My parents made a pizza with kraut once, leftovers from New Year's. I think it was mashed potatoes as the "sauce" with kraut and smoked sausage.
    Anyway it looks great.

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  2. Ooh, this has possibilities. Of course I'd have to swap out the real hot dogs for fake ones, and the banana peppers for something not made of peppers, but yum. I've been dreaming of tomato-y hot dog cart onions lately, I dunno how well they'd go with 'kraut, though.

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  3. Alyse,

    You've had hot dogs on pizza before? This is a totally new discovery for me!

    j,

    Is there anything in the world that doesn't go well w/ kraut? I say try it!

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  4. Every year for our birthdays (my brother and I) Mom would break out the 18" cast iron skillet, triple a recipe of dough, a giant jar of sauce, and put pepperoni, sausage, green olives, and hot dogs on it.
    Definitely not a pizza you can pick up. We could manage only one and a half slices and we were groaning. But it was totally amazing.

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  5. Hmmm, ya know, other than coffee (which goes with nothing), and probably ice cream (a similarly picky food), I can't think of anything that wouldn't sound good with kraut. Even chocolate cake sounds like a good pairing. Mmm, kraut...

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  6. I usually squirt some mustard into my kraut. Really yummy.

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  7. Alyse, your birthday dinners sound like they were amazing!! I too love mustard with kraut.

    j, I agree. There's just not a lot, other than the picky foods, that don't do well w/ a little kraut on top.

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