Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chanukah Hot Dogs - The Making Of A New Tradition

Chanukah celebrates a miracle that involves oil - so naturally the foods you eat on the holiday take advantage of this fact. There's everyone's favorite latkes (potato pancakes) and the always delicious sufganiot (jelly donuts - yum!). In the Simon tradition of using hot dogs on all special occasions, I'd like to submit the following recipe as a new Chanukah treat.

It's taken from the essential HOt Dog Cookbook - and is Kosher for Chanukah as well as the rest of the year.

Hot Dog Corn Fritters


  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 12-oz can of corn, drained
  • 6 hot dogs (Kosher, of course), diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sherry

To prepare:

  • Beat egg yolks until they light and fluffy and add in the corn, hot dogs, flour, salt and sherry. Mix well.
  • Beat the egg whites until they stand in peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the hot dog mixture
  • Pour about 1/4 of the mixture per fritter onto a hot, lightly oiled griddle and fry just like pancakes

Makes 6 servings. And as noted by the cookbook, Best served with: Beer*

Here's David working his fry-magic:

*NOTE: all recipes in the cookbook, including the breakfast ideas, have this same recommendation


  1. The *new* miracle of Chanukah -- elevated cholesterol that lasts for eight days. :-)

  2. Amazingly, these fritters were good with Applesauce (Channukah classic) or mustard! Crazy!

  3. Luther - that would be a miracle!