Monday, June 02, 2014


serves 12-16

24 halved serrano peppers
1 small red onion, sliced
A small handful cilantro or parsley leaves
1 teaspoon coriander seed
1/2 cup rice wine or white wine vinegar
1 cup water
4 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons kosher or coarse sea salt
1 pound good-quality smoky, thick-cut bacon
3 avocados, sliced
2 limes
3 vine-ripe tomatoes, halved and sliced
Celery salt and pepper
12-16 hot dogs, pork or beef
12-16 hot dog rolls, brioche, potato or roll of choice
Shredded iceberg or romaine heart
Ketchup and mustard

Place the serrano peppers and onion in a small container with the cilantro or parsley leaves and coriander seed. Bring the vinegar, water, sugar and salt to a low boil in a small saucepan and pour over the top of the peppers. Cool and store several hours or overnight.

Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

Arrange the bacon on a slotted broiler pan and bake to crisp, 20 minutes.

Dress the sliced avocado with lime juice. Dress the tomatoes with celery salt and pepper.

Par-boil the hot dogs fpr a few minutes in simmering water to heat through, then crisp up the casings on a grill or griddle. Toast the rolls.

Fill the rolls with sliced crisp bacon, lettuce, avocado, serrano peppers, tomatoes and dogs and top with drizzles of ketchup and mustard.

bacon recipe source: Rachael, July 3, 2013

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