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Hot Dogs

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1 frankfurter, hot dogs

  • Calories 175
  • Calories from Fat 134.01
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 14.89g23%
  • Saturated Fat 5.358g27%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 7.116g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.583g
  • Cholestreol 40mg13%
  • Sodium 697mg29%
  • Potassium 78mg2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 2.54g1%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g0%
  • Sugars 0.68g
  • Protein 7.22g14%
  • Calcium 2mg0%
  • Iron 5mg28%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%

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For other uses, see Hotdog (disambiguation). Hot Dog A cooked hot dog sandwich garnished with mustard. Origin Alternate name(s) Frankfurters Franks Wieners Weenies Wiener Würstchen Frankfurter Würstel Place of origin Multiple claims Creator(s) Multiple claims Dish details Serving temperature Hot Main ingredient(s) Pork, beef, chicken or combinations thereof and bread Variations Multiple

A hot dog (also known as a frankfurter, frank, wiener, or weenie) is a moist sausage of soft, even texture and flavor, often made from advanced meat recovery or meat slurry. Most types are fully cooked, cured or smoked. It is often placed hot in a special purpose soft, sliced hot dog bun. It may be garnished with mustard, ketchup, onion, mayonnaise, relish, cheese, chili or sauerkraut. The flavor can be similar to a range of meat products from bland bologna to spicy German bockwurst varieties. Hot dogs made from a range of meats are on the market, but Kosher or Halal hot dogs must be made from beef, chicken or turkey. Vegetarian hot dogs made from meat analogue are available.

Unlike other sausages which may be sold uncooked, hot dogs are always precooked before packaging. Hot dogs can be eaten without additional cooking, although they are usually warmed before serving. Since even the unopened packaged hot dog can have bacteria it is safer to reheat them (especially important for pregnant women).



A ``home-cooked`` hot dog with mayonnaise, onion, and pickle-relish

Claims about the invention of the hot dog are difficult to assess because various stories assert the creation of the sausage, the placing of the sausage (or another kind of sausage) on bread or a bun as finger food, the popularization of the existing dish, or the application of the name ``hot dog`` to a sausage and bun combination.

The word frankfurter comes from Frankfurt, Germany, where pork sausages served a bun similar to hot dogs originated.[1] Wiener refers to Vienna, Austria, whose German name is ``Wien``, home to a sausage made of a mixture of pork and beef[2] (cf. Hamburger, whose name also derives from a German-speaking city). In German speaking countries, except Austria, hot dog sausages are called Wiener or Wiener Würstchen (Würstchen means ``little sausage``). In Swiss German, it is called Wienerli, while in Austria the terms Frankfurter or Frankfurter Würstel are used.

The city of Vienna traces the lineage of the hot dog to the Wienerwurst or Viennese sausage, the city of Frankfurt to the Frankfurter Wurst, which it claims was invented in the 1480s and given to the people on the event of imperial coronations, starting with the coronation of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor as King; the hot dog has also been attributed to Johann Georg Lahner, a 18th/19th century butcher from the Bavarian city of Coburg who is said to have invented the ``dachshund`` or ``little-dog`` sausage and brought it from Frankfurt to Vienna.[3]

Around 1870, on Coney Island, German immigrant Charles Feltman began selling sausages in rolls.[4][5][6]

Others have supposedly invented the hot dog. The idea of a hot dog on a bun is ascribed to the wife of a German named Antonoine Feuchtwanger, who sold hot dogs on the streets of St. Louis, Missouri, in 1880, because his customers kept taking the white gloves handed to them for eating without burning their hands.[7] Anton Ludwig Feuchtwanger, a Bavarian sausage seller, is said to have served sausages in rolls at the