Lunch / Dinner
Chicago’s dogs, piled with unique condiments and served in poppy seed buns, are a blast to serve at home. While they take a bit of time, they’re worth it. Especially once you get a look at all the happy faces.
This classic Chicago Dog is easy to make at home. If you can, use hot dogs with natural casings — they'll snap when you bite into them.
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Prepare buns, if desired (see first step photo).
Assemble dogs by placing them in buns, then drizzle with mustard and top with relish, onion, and 2 peppers. Tuck 2 tomato halves on one side of each dog, along with a pickle spear; sprinkle with celery salt before serving.
To make poppy seed buns, brush them with egg white, sprinkle with seeds, and bake at 400° for 5 minutes.
Load the grilled dogs with toppings. To make traditional bright green relish, tint it with food color.
Per hot dog
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Sodium 1398mg 58%
Carbs 27g 9%
Fiber 1g 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.