What's Inside the Chicago-Style Hot Dog

July 23, 2012

Get ready to make your own Chicago-style hot dog in the comfort of your kitchen.

Every city (and every area of the country) has its culinary quirks, some local specialty the people call their own. Chicagoans have created a masterpiece of a hot dog by piling on the mustard, veggies (many of them pickled) and specific spices.

Check out the diagram below for a step-by-step dissection of a true Chicago hot dog.

TIP: Never add ketchup -- it's taboo! Some vendors won't even offer it as a condiment.

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