You can renew that bad breath with some of your favorite toppings on a hot dog, wiener, or frankfurter. This week, July 23, Americans celebrated National Hot Dog day.
Hot dogs were originally culturally imported from Germany. The
word frankfurter comes from Frankfurt, Germany, where pork
sausages similar to hot dogs originated. Wiener refers to Vienna,
Austria, whose German name is 'Wien', home to a sausage made of a
mixture of pork and beef.
Americans eat seven billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor
Day. That amounts to about 818 hot dogs consumed every second,
according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
Hot dogs are made with a simple mixture of ground meats and
spices, such as salt, garlic, and paprika. Some commercial makers
include binders and fillers. Preservatives from curing typically
include sodium erythorbate and sodium nitrite. Skinless dogs have
the casing removed after cooking and before packaging. I love
the natural casing dogs that crunch with every bite.