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Hot Dog Steamer

I bought this hot dog steamer as a party prop a few weeks ago. As you may (or may not) know, I’m sort of obsessed with hot dogs, and had planned a birthday dinner with a “carnival food” theme. The party was cancelled after my beloved pup Maxie was injured, but I still wanted to try out the hot dog steamer.

My Hot Dog SteamerLuckily, I had a freezer full of my favorite hot dogs from Let’s Be Frank. They’re delicious, uncured, grass-fed, beef franks made without nitrates, hormones or steroids. I first tried them at their hot dog cart in Culver City and was thrilled to learn I could order them for home as well.

The hot dog steamer was easy to set up and honestly, it just looked so cute on my kitchen counter. Just fill the water basin on the bottom, arrange franks in the drawer and set the timer. The buns go on top.

Cooking instructions via the Let’s Be Frank website noted it was best to steam the franks for five minutes, adding the buns for just one minute. They turned out GREAT. It’s all about that “wiener snap” for me, and the steamer warmed the buns through very quickly. Great fun!

I purchased the hot dog steamer on Amazon (under $50). Details here.

Let’s Be Frank Hot Dogs


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Thank Goodness I LOVE Hot Dogs!

10 Over-The-Top Hot Dogs in L.A.
My report for the L.A. Times
10 Over-The-Top Hot Dogs, L.A. Times

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Otis Jackson’s Soul Dog

So sad that Soul Dog’s is now CLOSED. I’ll miss your fantastic tubed meats!

My First Bite of Otis Jackson’s Soul Dog in North Hollywood. We’re talkin’ Hot Dogs + Soul Food. Enough Said!

Otis Jackson's Soul Dog
The Original Soul Dog: Collard Green Relish, Sweet Potato Puree, Bacon Crumbles, Grilled Artisan Bun

Otis Jackson's Soul Dog
Jerk Dog: Pineapple Bell Pepper Relish, Spicy Jamaican Jerk Sauce, Artisan Bun

Otis Jackson's Soul Dog
Love the decor!

Otis Jackson's Soul Dog

Photos below from visit #2

Country Dog  @ Otis Jackson's Soul Dog
Country Dog: Black Eyed Pea Chipotle Mayo, Crunchy Fried Okra, Hot Peppers

Mac Daddy Dog @ Otis Jackson's Soul Dog
Mac Daddy Dog: Mac & Cheese, Fried Onions, Diced Bell Peppers

Carolina Slaw Dog @ Otis Jackson's Soul Dog
Caroline Slaw Dog: Gourmet Chili, Cole Slaw, Mustard, Artisan Bun

Chow Kraut Bacon Dog @ Otis Jackson's Soul Dog
Chow Kraut Bacon Dog: Bacon-wrapped, Chow Kraut, Mustard, Artisan Bun

Photos below from visit #3

Soul Dog's Southern Fried Chicken
Southern Fried Chicken with fried okra and a BBQ topped hot dog

Soul Dog's BBQ Chicken TOPPED Hot Dog
Sauteed BBQ chicken, peppers on hot dog with artisan bun

More photos on Flickr

Otis Jackson's Soul DogSoul Dog’s is now CLOSED

Otis Jackson’s Soul Dog
5166 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Website (with full menu including SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN)

Phone (818) 980-6847

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Joshua Lurie’s Soul Dog piece on The Feast

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