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Monday, July 14, 2008

Not Everything I Do Works...



Over the week-end, I decided fried wall eye would be a tasty dinner. I was right, it was tasty, but not a pretty sight! I hadn't fried fish in a long time, and I was definitely out of practice.
Today, our company is doing a cook out for one of my customers. We usually do hamburgers, cheese burgers, brats, and/or hot dogs. I thought I'd make up a batch of my chili dog sauce, in case anyone there feels like eating a hot dog the right way! It is a little unusual recipe, as you do not brown the ground beef first. You simmer it right in the sauce- that is made with water, tomato paste, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, Mex oregano, cumin, mustard, etc. I usually have requests for this recipe, as most restaurants in this area make crappy chili dogs!

26 comments:

doggybloggy said...

I'm gonna go out on a limb here, and while your chili looks and sounds delicious I have to say that even a 'crappy' chili dog is better than no chili dog....

Odat said...

Very interesting that you don't brown the meat first........I wouldn't have done that but if you made it that way....it must be great!
Peace

Claudia said...

I love vegan chili. The spicier the better.

Dana said...

Even your "mistakes" look yummy!

Jeff B said...

The last time I tried making chili it was so damn hot I thought it was going to melt the pot I cooked it in. I'm a little gun shy now and so is the family.

deb said...

I can only dream of chili dogs. Ohh. :) Happy Monday

pinknest said...

i wanna see the freaky fried fish! although i'm much more intrigued by chili dogs. mmmm. drippy.

Queenie said...

Looks good to me. Hope you and yours are all well and happy, hope to be back posting soon.

Tanya Kristine said...

hey! just in time for the release of Wall-E!

mmm...brats...

Akelamalu said...

You've just shattered my illusions! ;)

leezee52 said...

I think it would be too hot for me but sounds good!

buffalodickdy said...

DogB- I have to agree, but someday I'm gonna open that chili dog stand, and this part of the world will be a better place!
odat- First time I did this, it was a real leap of faith- but it works like mad!
claudia- From your post this morning you need a Buffalo hug, and a bowl of "red"....
Dana- The fish was quite edible, but looked like hell...
jeff- Takes time! My wife after years of not even eating chili, now loves it- the hotter the better!
deb- Come to the dark side with Buffalo Dick and have a chili dog!
Pink- That first photo was the fish! That's how bad it looked- you couldn't even tell it was fish!
Queenie- Hey! Good to hear from you! I tried to answer a post of yours once, but I couldn't get on your blog without permission...
TanyaK- Wall-E? what dat?
Ake- I screw up too, but not enough to anticipate the next one....As you can see, still working on the humble!

buffalodickdy said...

leezee- You and I are to an age where we occasionally need it a little too hot, so we know we're still alive!

Insane Mama said...

I'm with Doggy Bloggy! Any chili dog works for me, but theses sound good!

Roger said...

One day I am coming over for dinner!

Bina said...

I love chili dogs, and I love them even more with cheese and onions on top!!!!

snowelf said...

There is just something sinfully delicious about a chili dog. Will you make those when I bring the chilis up? ;)

--snow

buffalodickdy said...

InsaneM- The chili sauce was a pretty big hit at my customer cook-out!
rog- I'm not hard to find- you're welcome anytime!
bina- Cheese yes, raw onions.. Well, I'll let you...
Snow- Oh heck yes!

G-Man said...

Buff...
You need to come to Flint for a Coney Island...Flint Style!

Chile dogs are called Detroit Style!

What about the Walleye?

Mona said...

That recipe sounds so "indian" :)

Mona said...

Buf, I wrote the name of 'my movies' in the last post. So tell me what you think!

Anndi said...

I have a major weak spot for chili dogs, yes I do! But not "tuna dogs" lol

buffalodickdy said...

g-man- Your side of the state kicks butt on chili dogs! Nothing else, mind you!
Mona- Come on over, and find out!
Mona- You and I could watch a movie together- you like buttery, salty popcorn?
Tuna dogs? Bleah! Kill that critter and get an Airedale! Great dog, and no crotch rot...

Mona said...

Buf: I would LOVE to watch a movie with you, although both butter & salt are a huge no no for me, after my blood pressure soared and caused me angina at my age...
I don't want to die yet...I, at least, want to see my son settled in life...

buffalodickdy said...

Mona- I won't kill you with popcorn- I'll make you whatever Doctor says... I wasn't asking you to eat popcorn with me, you know!
The Bad Man, Your Buf...

MarmiteToasty said...

Brats? what the hell are Brats? if they are like the couple of nippers that live a few doors along then I will gladly send those brats over for you to BBQ.....

Dam I have so much catching up here to do..... Im gonna get a cuppa tea and me marmite on toasty and come back and catch up with all Ive missed......

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