“Why would you go and do that to a perfectly good hot dog?”
~AFFotD Food Critic, John Goodman
America’s tireless of cholesterol-boosting culinary delights have yielded some of the most delicious foods imaginable. Our can-do attitude allows us to not only invent the key lime pie, it drives us to invent a way to fry a key lime pie. We’ve crafted the perfect hangover drink, and we’ve learned how to make pizza alcoholic. And of course, we as a nation are also responsible for the most efficient and glorious nitrate delivery system—the hot dog. The hot dog is the epitome of America’s culinary excellence, but for every delicious meat tube scarfed down in an eating competition, there is a monstrosity created by someone overreaching to try to make a hot dog something it is now.
Hot dogs are cheap, delicious, American, and can support a multitude of region-specific toppings, but sometimes we go too far. And while we salute those who try to push hot dogs upwards to dizzying heights, we also caution them that sometimes one may soar too high, and it’s best not to look down. Especially when you are creating…
America’s Strangest, Most Terrifying Hot Dogs