The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has expressed its displeasure with adults using ketchup on hot dogs. In a hot dog etiquette guide, the group stated that for individuals 18 and above, permissible wiener toppings include mustard, relish, onions, cheese, and chili. Adults may also top their dogs with tomatoes or fruit, but only if they are not added as condiments.
The guide went on to say that children under 18 should be given choices about whether they want ketchup poured on them. If this choice is denied them, parents should let kids know that vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet and allow them to choose whether they want their dogs topped with tomato products.
The council says that adults who eat hot dogs should do so responsibly by choosing quality products, reading labels, and avoiding additives and sugar fillers. They also recommend eating meat-on-meat products instead of beef brisket on pork dogs or vice versa because different types of meat have different flavors and textures.
Ketchup belongs on potatoes, not hot dogs. Tomatoes are a vegetable.
After the age of 18, you should never put ketchup on your hot dog. Mustard, relish, onions, cheese, and chile are all suitable condiments. Hot dogs were originally made with beef; today they can be made from pork, chicken, or turkey.
Ketchup has sugar in it, which can cause tooth decay if you don't brush after eating. The red dye in ketchup can also lead to problems if you're pregnant or have a history of cancer.
Hot dogs contain natural sugars, but most people add more sugar to them when cooking them. Eating too much sugar can lead to obesity and other health issues.
You should eat less than 25 grams of sugar per day. Since a hot dog contains about 50 calories, you'd need to eat two of them to reach this limit. However, it is recommended that you only eat foods that are low in sugar and high in nutrients so that you get the full benefits of what vegetables and fruits have to offer.
14 March 2014, 4:22 p.m. At 5:46 p.m. on March 14, 2014, this page was updated. Any hot dog seller in New York will ask you if you want ketchup or mustard on your dog—the condiments are the yin and yang of hot dog culture...
The city of Chicago has a rigorous no-ketchup regulation. Heinz redesigned their basic tomato ketchup as "Chicago Dog Sauce" in an attempt to demonstrate that red sauce does not always spoil hot dogs. On Twitter, several slammed the campaign. One said, "No way you can make legal food taste bad." Another noted, "Ketchup is legally defined as a fruit product."
Heinz dropped the campaign after one day. A company spokesperson said, "Based on consumer feedback, we've made some changes to our ketchup line up, and will be canceling the remaining orders of the Chicago Dog Sauce campaign."
The regulation against ketchup dates back to at least 1975. At the time, there was concern that children were eating too many hot dogs and not enough vegetables. The ban was meant to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables by making ketchup illegal. However, since its inception, ketchup has been replaced with other products that have similar tastes.
In addition to being banned from schools, ketchup is also banned from certain restaurants in Chicago. These include Giordano's Pizza and Subs, Homestyle Cooking, Inc., Johnny's Hot Dogs, and Luigi's Italian Restaurant. If you are caught having ketchup during these hours, you will get fined $250.
Mike Royko, a legendary Chicago newspaper writer, admitted that if someone wanted to put ketchup on a hot dog, they had the right to do so, but added, "It is also their right to put mayo or chocolate syrup or toenail clippings or cat hair on a hot dog."
In fact, catsup on a hot dog is such common practice that it has its own name: red hots.
However, putting anything else other than ketchup on a hot dog when eating it in Chicago is not common practice. If you want to surprise your friend, go ahead but don't expect to be invited back for dinner!
In conclusion, yes, you can put ketchup on a hot dog in Chicago.
A real Chicago dog is topped with traditional yellow mustard. Please do not use dijon, spicy brown, or any other type of mustard, as you will come across as a snob. What exactly is it? "Can I smother my Chicago-style hot dog in ketchup?" you may ask. The answer is yes, but only if you want to suffer through a soggy hot dog with no flavor whatsoever.
The best way to enjoy your Chicago-style hot dog is with all the classic toppings: tomato, onion, relish, and sport peppers. However, if you want to keep things simple, then by all means, go for it with just ketchup!
Chips may be included in some Chicago-style hot dogs, which some consider an optional extra but others view as mandatory. If you are including chips, then it is recommended that you get potato chips rather than corn chips because the former have more flavor.
There are three main types of mustard used in Chicago cooking: yellow, white, and black. Yellow mustard is the standard, cheap version found in most grocery stores. It has a milder flavor than black or white mustards and can be used as a substitute if you cannot find black or white mustard. White mustard is usually made from the seeds of the mustard plant while black mustard is made from the roots of the plant. They both have stronger flavors than yellow mustard.
A hot dog
|A cooked hot dog in a bun with mustard, relish, and ketchup|
|Alternative names||Frankfurter, frank, wiener, weenie, tube steak, sausage, banger, coney|
|Main ingredients||Sausage made from pork, beef, chicken, turkey or combinations thereof and a bun|