Saturday lunch tradition: Hot dogs!

Good, comforting hot dog
Good, comforting hot dog

I’ve been a member of the Garnett family for the last 4 years now. Without fail, if you go to the in-laws house on a Saturday for lunch, you will find them eating hot dogs.

I’m not even sure it’s an intentional tradition, I think they just enjoy hot dogs, they are much easier to prepare and almost everybody enjoys a hot dog.

So my house has sort of adopted the hot dog tradition as well, but not every Saturday. I usually alternate them with homemade burgers, salads, or recycled leftovers from the week.

Since we  started eating hot dogs regularly, we had to go on a mission to find the best viennas and the best hot dog rolls. And I’m happy to report we have found the best of the best, seriously!

Best rolls are made by Sasko and coming in at a close second are the Spar hot dog rolls. They are light, fluffy and slightly sweet. Delicious and perfect with the hot dog and condiments!

As for the actual dog, nothing beats the ‘Spar Butcher’s best’, these are so yummy and no other even comes close. There’s a wide range as well, from pork and chicken viennas to the small cocktail and cheese grillers.

Hence, that’s what we are eating for lunch.

NB: Important tip- lightly simmer your hot dogs in boiling water(stove off) for about 5 minutes. This makes them puff up a bit and even more lighter, warm and it enhances the natural flavours of the dog. Try it if you don’t believe me and taste the difference!

It is absolutely up to you how you enjoy your dog. I love mine spread with bread spread, then the dogs( has to be 2), tomatoes, which I got from my roof top garden and rocket leaves for a bit of bitterness. Then tomato sauce and mayonnaise drizzle on top. Delicious

Dog with tomatoes, rocket, tomato and mayo drizzle
Dog with tomatoes, rocket, tomato and mayo drizzle
Simple dog with tomato and mustard sauce
Simple dog with tomato and mustard sauce

While my husband and son prefer the basic roll, dog with tomato sauce and mustard sauce.

Either way, this is a delicious, light, fuss free, quick lunch.

Author: preciousgarnett

I'm a multi-faceted young woman. I'm a proud mom to a now 5 year old 😜. I'm a daughter, I'm a sister and a friend to a few people. I'm a medical doctor by profession, passionate about infectious disease, primary health care and public health. I live food, from thinking about it, cooking it to eating it. Health and Nutrition fanatic. I live by a few chants...: 1. Before I do anything whether related to food or not, I ask myself ' Is it worth the calories?' Whether literally or figuratively( i.e. Is the decision worth the stress, effort, investment) 2. What you put in must come out! If you don't let it out, it settles on your tummy and hips. 3. 'Everything happens for a reason'. I try reflect on situations I find myself in, whether by choice or not. And look for Lessons I'm meant to learn from them, in order to grow.

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