Australia and Europe
In our previous post, we revealed some fascinating hot dog facts from different countries in Asia. Today, we will continue to bring you fun facts about these tasty treats. Let’s travel to Australia and Europe and discover how hot dog variants are prepared and cooked, or featured in mouth-watering local cuisines. Read on.
When it comes to cooking tasty hot dog treats, the Land Down Under has a lot to offer. In Sydney and other parts of Australia, you can find delicious sausages in buns or on sticks sold at festivals and fairs, or served by local food catering companies. One popular snack served in street food stalls here in Australia is the Dagwood Dog. Also known as Pluto Pup or Dippy Dog, this tasty treat is wrapped in corn or wheat batter, fried and then served on a stick. Dagwood Dog is typically paired with mustard and ketchup, and served with delicious toppings, such as cheese, onion and tomato.
Párek v rohlíku, a local term for ‘sausage in roll’, is a popular snack served in an unconventional style. Instead of slicing the bun in half and placing the sausage in between, this is prepared using a special machine that punches a hole into the softer inside of the bun where the sausage and relishes are placed. After the bun is stuffed, the top of the roll is then cut off, resulting in what looks like a cylindrical roll with the tip of the sausage popping out from the bun.
Danish hot dogs are made of a special dyed-red type of sausage known as rød pølse and is popular all over the Scandinavian regions. Served in pølsevogns, or hot dog carts or wagons, these tasty treats are relished with fresh or fried onions, sliced cucumbers, local mustard and rémoulade, a popular condiment made from mayonnaise, capers and pickles.
Norwegian hot dogs are made with pølse (a local sausage) and lompe (a type of soft flatbread created from flour, milk and potato and cooked with a griddle). One of the most famous Norwegian snacks is the pølse med lompe, which is prepared by wrapping the sausage around a flatbread. Other variants include pølse med sprøstekt løk (sausage topped with onions), pølse med bacon (grilled sausage wrapped in bacon) and pølse med salsa (sausage added with salsa that is made from onion, cucumber and tomato).
Tunnbrödsrulle is a favourite Swedish food made of sausage wrapped with a type of soft flatbread known as tunsbröd. This is served with condiments like ketchup and mustard, and paired with delicious toppings like shrimp salad, mashed potatoes and onions.
The saveloy and wuerstchen mit brot (German-style hot dogs) are popular in the UK. The saveloy is a seasoned red pork sausage that is deep fried in batter and served with pease pudding. It is usually paired with chips. The latter is also commonly served at fairs and gourmet establishments in London and other parts of the United Kingdom.
Fun Facts: The United Kingdom holds the Guinness World Records for Most Hot Dogs Made in One Minute. This was achieved by Steve Guttenberg on the set of the New Paul O'Grady Show in London on the 12th of November 2008.
Australia and Europe have their own styles of preparing and cooking a variety of mouth-watering hot dogs. From the busy streets of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Prague to restaurants and corporate catering services in Sydney and London, you can find these tasty treats prepared and cooked, or featured in local cuisines.
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