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Monday, May 2, 2011

Veggie Hot Dog

A Hot dog may seem extremely tempting to children I suppose, especially if all their friends are having one. My daughter’s annual barbeque party from school last summer had swings, slides, lemonade and hot dogs. After a whole lot of running around and playing, she was super excited to eat with her friends and the veggie hot dog with soy looked as good as the real deal, but one bite and my daughter could eat no further.  Of course, being an adult I realize the health advantages of soy, but for a hungry kid it was not what she wanted to eat.

I forgot all about the hot dog until last week when she brought up the subject again and said, Mom, I like to look at it, but don’t like to eat it. Point taken. I set to work and in about 20 minutes a delicious veggie hot dog was on its way.

Red kidney beans – 1 can
Boiled potato – 1 small
Red chili flakes – as tolerated
Cumin powder – ½ tsp
Oil – as needed
Diced pickle (dill) – 1 tsp
Diced onions- 2 tsp
Mustard – ½ tsp
Tomato ketchup – lots and lots
Hot dog buns – as required
Drain the kidney beans and wash with cold water. Transfer to a bowl. Mash them well. Mash the boiled potato and add to the kidney bean mixture. Add salt, pepper, cumin powder, red chili flakes and mix well. Heat a skillet and grease with 1 tsp oil. Roll the kidney bean and potato mixture in shape of a hot dog. Grill them two at a time on the skillet, flipping sides. The veggie hot dogs are done when a crispy layer is formed through out.

Now take an open hot dog bun, layer it with diced onions. Put the hot dog in the middle and top it with mustard, diced pickle and ketchup. Enjoy the hot dog without the meat!

Serving suggestions
·         With iced tea/lemonade

·         Pickled dill has been used in place of relish here, which would have been an original choice.

  Interesting fact
·         Baseball games and hot dog stands go hand in hand.

This Veggie fast food goes to:


    1. First time here...
      veggie hot dog looks delicious dear...
      love to give a try...

      glad to follow u ...
      Visit my space when u find time :)

    2. aaah- looks inviting - the idea of kidney beans npotatoes as hot dog filling is cool !

    3. Nice hot dog! It looks very lovely and tempting!

    4. This looks yummy. Kidney beans is a definite much better alternate to soy.

    5. Veggie hot dog tempts me a lot..looks damn addictive..

    6. What a wonderful idea and dish! this is surely a wonderful entry for my fast food not fat food hosted by my wonderful blogger friend Priya of Bon Appetit

    7. Veg hot dog looks delicious...very tempting.

    8. One suggestion: If you roll the hot dog in bread crumbs or suji before frying, they will turn out crispier!

      It looks yum though!

    9. Looks too delicious!!!
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

    10. Innovative and neat .. First time here .. lovely blog. Following you .. drop by my blog when you get a chance.


    11. Wow... this is a neat idea.. love the combo of beans and potatoes:) Moreover no need to worry about the added unwanted calories:) Nice one.. a must try recipe. Glad that I visited your blog:)Keep posting some yummy recipes... great work. Glad to follow u..

    12. gr8 recipe. u have nice space. Glad to follow u dear!
      Kurinjikathambam, Event : HRH-Healthy Summer, Roundup : HRH-Puffed Rice

    13. thanks a ton gauri for sharing the recipe with the event ! cheers

    14. Interesting! Veggie hot dog looks yummy! nice and unique recipe..thanks for sharing!Bumped in here for the first have a great space...happy to follow u!

    15. I can't wait for your Italian Idli post my dear :)Hope you had a joyful Mother's day!

    16. Beautiful work, looks terrific, I bet it is a hit!

    17. Now this is something I need to make soon... thanks for the easy recipe...

    18. I love this! I'm gonna make this today. Check out my blog for the post! :) *will be linking your post too*
      Kavi | Edible Entertainment