How to Make Chicago Dogs at Home

I have been in love with Chicago dogs since I first discovered them in an amazing local hot dog joint that specializes in the best Chicago dogs. Unfortunately, it’s clear on the other side of town, so when I don’t want to travel, I have some shortcuts to make one of my favorite treats at home.

Yield: Serves 4

How to Make Chicago Dogs at Home

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Poppy seed hot dog buns
All beef hot dogs
Bright green sweet pickle relish, or any sweet relish
chopped onion
a crisp dill pickle spear
sport peppers, serrano peppers, or tabasco peppers, pickled
thin tomato wedges
yellow mustard
poppy seeds and olive oil spray if you have plain buns
celery salt


1. Cook hot dogs according to package directions.

2. If you were not able to get poppy seed buns, take your plain hot dog buns and place on a cookie sheet. Spray with olive oil spray and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Place under broiler for just a minute or two until buns are warm.

3. Top hot dog with toppings, sprinkle with celery salt and enjoy a little taste of “almost authentic” Chicago anywhere.

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