Welcome to a new series where each week I will create a non-traditional hotdog. The only common ingredient will be an all-beef hotdog however, you can use any type of hot you like. If you have any suggestions please leave a comment below.
My first in the series is the Greek Dog. Basically, a gyro and the meat replaced with a hotdog. I have recipes on how to make gyro meat but I don’t think most people would spend the time. This is a great quick and easy substitute.
The key ingredient in this recipe is the thick chunky tzatziki sauce. It is not the runny flavorless crap I find around Pennsylvania. Best of all it looks like it could be horrible for you but it is mostly plain yogurt and fresh cucumbers. I used pita in this recipe but you can substitute naan for the bread. Enjoy and feel free to share!
- 1 C chopped cucumber
- 6oz Fage plain yogurt(or quality Greek yogurt)
- 1 t fresh lemon juice
- 1 t chopped fresh garlic
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 t dill
- 1 package all-beef hotdogs
- chopped sweet onions
- sliced or chopped tomatoes
- Pita or Naan
- Feta Cheese(optional)
- Fresh pepper
- Peel and remove seeds. Finely chop cucumbers and place in a cotton dishtowel. Squeeze all the water out of the cucumbers.
- add the rest of the ingredients and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- I scored my hotdogs with a really sharp knife but this is not necessary. Simmer for a few minutes. Saute hotdogs in olive oil on all sides.
- Warm pita or naan. If the pita is stiff oil both sides befoe you warm it on a pan. This will help stop it from breaking.
- Assemble with onions, tomato, tzatziki sauce, and feta is optional. I topped mine with black pepper and dill.