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!
American, greek, fushion
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
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.