Hot Diggity Dogs

These are in honor of the Super Bowl tonight. I can't for the life of me tell you who is playing, and I'm certainly not hosting a party at 3am in my house, but I thought I would throw my die-hard sport loving husband a bone and make him feel at least like we are celebrating. These are based on a famous football appetizer that involve bacon wrapped around either hot dogs or chicken, but I've kosherized it and put my own twist on it. The result is a cute little nugget of smoky, sweet, and spicy goodness that will take your breath away (literally! Have some water on hand!) They are certainly not healthy or low fat but they are goooooooood (and hey, the Super Bowl only comes twice a year, you gotta live a little!)As for the name of this delectable dish, I just couldn't think of anything better, so I'm sticking with it.

6 hot dogs cut in thirds
18 thin slices smoked goose breast ( widely available in Israel by the deli counter, if you can't find it in America, use beef fry or a non-lean pastrami)
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 1/4 tsp hot paprika (use less to make it less spicy if you want)\
1/2 tsp granulated garlic powder
1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sweet mesquite seasoning, optional (Costco makes a great version of this- you can leave it out but it adds great smokiness...if you can't find it you can also use hickory seasoning)

Mix the brown sugar and seasonings in a bowl and set aside. Wrap each third of a hot dog with half a slice of goose breast cut length wise and secure with a toothpick. Dip each piece into the seasoning mixture until it is well coated. Broil for 5 minutes until they are crispy and caramelized. Reserve extra seasoning mixture for serving. Mustard also goes well with these.

(empty spots in picture are due to husband who could not wait till after the picture to eat them)


  1. I'm sorry, I think you meant "The Big Game" is tonight. I wouldn't want your blog taken down by the NFL due your unlicensed use of their trademark.Enjoy the game! (and the dogs!)

  2. WOW !!! Those really look delicious !! No offense, but doesn't the super bowl happen ONCE a year?

  3. Yay! So nice to see a recipe for these that does NOT call for bacon!


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