My Greek Hot Dog and 500th Post!

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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I can’t believe this is my 500th post!

I’m celebrating it with an all-American favorite on the Fourth of July, Hot Dogs!

As we begin our summer with the Fourth of July, I wanted to make my own version of a Greek hot dog to share with you this summer season. I rarely eat hot dogs, but today you have a wide choice to choose from. You can also substitute Italian sausage, Bratwurst, and even a Vegan Dog! It is your choice or use them all for your gathering. Here is a new twist of my version with all the toppings-Greek style!

First, start off with making your tzatziki yogurt sauce. Here’s my recipe!

Once you have finished the sauce, prepare your Mise en Place, and gather all your ingredients.

Once gathered and ready to go, you can grill up your hot dogs and zucchini. For a party have these toppings in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature when ready to serve.

This is my indoor grill that I used today. But, an outdoor grill will do as well. You can leave your hot dog whole or cut in halt 2/3 of the way and open it to grill.

At the last moment I needed to add one more thing, so I added summer zucchini squash, cut into fries. Leave them 1/2 inch or so thick or they will fall apart. Also, remove them before done, they will continue to cook to perfection.

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My Greek Hot Dog

If you love a gyro, you will love my Greek hot dogs. With the same tzatziki sauce and a few added ingredients you can grill up these dogs all summer long!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American-Greek
Servings 4
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl Greek Tzatziki Sauce -recipe on my blog or store-bought
  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 1 8oz. pkg. grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncini ,sliced
  • 1-2 zucchini cut in half, and cut into sticks
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped for topping

Instructions

  1. Begin by making the Tzatziki sauce, the link is above. Or store-bought will do.

    Cut the tomatoes in half and set aside.

    Thinly slice the red onion. You can substitute green onions.

    Slice the peppers in round strips.


    Place the zucchini on the grill, and lightly char and remove. Do not overcook.

    Get the hot dogs and buns out and grill both on medium heat. 

    Add all the ingredients and enjoy!








Recipe Notes

The yogurt sauce can be doubled for a crowd. 

 

Enjoy your Fourth of July and your Summertime!

Mary

 

© 2017, Mary Papoulias-Platis. All rights reserved.

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1 Cathy | She Paused 4 Thought

Congratulations on a good job. Looking forward to many more wonderful recipes and posts.

2 Barbara

Looks delicious!! Congratulations!!

3 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Hi Barbara,
Thank you! I was craving a hot dog, which I don’t normally eat, and I had everything on hand to make it Greek. Perfect, for the 4th!

4 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Thanks Cathy! A crazy post on a great day!

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