Top Your Hot Dog With Kimchi To Unlock A New Level Of Tangy Flavor

When it comes to hot dogs, some people believe that a high-quality frankfurter makes all the difference; however, others may argue that the toppings and condiments are just as important as the hot dog itself.  

Authentic all-beef Chicago-style hot dogs, for example, are topped with sweet relish, chopped onions, peppers, mustard, a dill pickle spear, and tomatoes seasoned with celery salt.  

However, you can enjoy a delicious hot dog with just a squirt of ketchup and mustard, a childhood favorite.  

You can rarely go wrong with the traditional, but if you want to change things up, try adding kimchi to the top of your next hot dog. Kimchi, which is made from fermented vegetables,  

most commonly cabbage, and a combination of garlic, chili, ginger, fish sauce, and salt, can add layers of sweet, sour, spicy, and savory flavor to the classic hot dog.  

At the same time, kimchi has a crunch factor similar to pickles.   

The end result is a satisfying hot dog full of flavor and textural interest, all from adding just one ingredient.  

The truth, however, is that kimchi is actually a lot like sauerkraut, which is a far more common hot dog topping. Although sauerkraut is German and kimchi is Korean, both are made by fermenting cabbage. 

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