Chicago style hotdog

Steamed bun, and this runs counter to regular bread treatment but it makes the bun more tender. Chicago uses poppy seed buns and these are regular buns. Chicago style usually has peperoncino but I have only jalapeño, serrano, poblano, and bell peppers around here. I do not keep the condiment type peppers that come in a jar. Celery salt and dill pickle, these are farmer's pickles because I do not care for dill. Fresh onion, relish and mustard.

Tomato, but no catsup. No to catsup.

These buns were made by the NYT no-knead method with scant yeast overnight and baked in a cloche. One hotdog bun per cloche. Two cloches, two baking sessions. They are not the perfect thing for hotdog buns because, frankly, they have too much character for that. Hotdog buns are usually rapidly made commercial Wonder type bread, not mini artisan loaves. 


Trooper York said...

Dude you are freaking killing me!

I can't eat hot dogs. This is like porn for me.


Trooper York said...

I went to the local hipster market the last time I had dogs before I got sick and I bought some bread that was very similar to this. But that is not the best hot dog lunch I have ever enjoyed.

Trooper York said...

When I was a kid we used to go to Ton's candy store around the corner on Cheever Place. You walked though the candy store to the back where he had an old stove with a bunch of battered pots. You would get a hero sandwich of half a loaf of crusty Italian bread. It had different fillings. Meatballs of course. Veal parm or chicken parm. A nifty little number called potatoes and sauce which was boiled potatoes in bread covered with mariana sauce. Potato and eggs. Peppers and eggs. And franks.

He would take about six thin franks. The kind that were on a link with the little twists at the end. Take out the white inside of the bread. Add some deli mustard and a shit pot full of sauerkraut.

Man that was good eating!

Trooper York said...

That was half a loaf of Italian bread.

I used to was it down with a Yoohoo!

Cast iron stomach in those days.

Trooper York said...

Typo Freudian slip department.

Tony's Candy store not Ton's.

Sorry I got too excited thinking about those great sandwiches.

Chip Ahoy said...

My bread made this way is too chewy for this, even steamed.

I should have made the buns quickly.

It's excellent bread, would make great baguettes, but not for this.

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