These foot-long Asian Slaw Dogs are one of my favorite ways to spin the traditional American hot dog recipe. Instead of mustard and relish, this hot dog is loaded with a quick and easy asian slaw that's full of fresh herbs and citrus. On top, kewpie mayo, sriracha, and sesame seeds add an extra layer of flavor and crunch.
Asian Slaw Dogs
Back when I first moved to New York, I was absolutely obsessed with Asia Dog. So much so, that i tried to copy their crazy delicious concoctions each and every time hot dogs were on the menu.
Since moving to Florida, and being about a million miles away from Asia Dog, I've had to come up with my own version of their perfect creations.
Cue this beautiful Asian Slaw Dog!
Since I wanted a super high quality hot dog, I used Olympia Provisions. This gourmet hot dog brand's foot-long frankfurters are made with pure pork shoulder so you know you're not getting any weird bits or scraps.
And as you can probably imagine, they taste amazing!
To prepare them, simply throw them on a hot grill. Then cook for a few minutes on each side. Once they're warmed through and the skin is taught, they're ready!
After that, you'll nestle them on a toasted foot-long bun for extra support.
Laslty, top them with a quick and easy super flavorful Asian slaw, kewpie mayo and sriracha.
The slaw is made with purple cabbage, shredded carrots, onion, cilantro and mint. The slaw dressing has lime juice, rice wine vinegar, sugar, and sesame oil.
So what should you serve it with?
I highly recommend serving them with My Mom's Famous Hawaiian Macaroni Salad or my Southern Potato Salad with Bacon and Pimento Cheese. If you want something a little more healthy, then try my citrus avocado kale salad which is sooo addicting!
For drinks, you could serve it with my skinny coconut mezcal margarita or my grapefruit paloma!
How to make Asian Slaw
To make this easy Asian slaw, begin shredding 6 cups of purple cabbage (or one tiny red cabbage).
Then add shredded carrots, onion, salt and sugar.
Mix everything together then let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes. This step will help draw out some of the moisture so that your slaw stays crisp and hearty.
Meanwhile, mix the Asian slaw salad dressing. Combine lime juice, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and salt and stir.
If there's liquid in the bottom of your slaw bowl, strain it before adding in the dressing. Once you add the dressing, stir everything together and season with more sugar, lime juice, or vinegar.
Oh, and best of all, this Asian slaw gets better as it sits so you can totally make this the night before!
How to Make Gourmet Hot Dogs
Each 4th of July, I'm always on a mission to make a new gourmet hot dog recipe. And like I said, I'm typically always inspired by Asia Dog!
Back when this blog was solely grilled cheese recipes, I came out with quite a few hot dog based recipes. Like this chili cheese dog grilled cheese and this cucumber relish hot dog grilled cheese.
I even wrote a piece a few years ago on The Spruce about creating unique, cool hot dog toppings.
But beyond that, the most important part of making a gourmet hot dog is choosing the best hot dog brand!
NYTimes wrote an article all about the best hot dogs so you can check that out...
Or you could hunt down some of these Olympia Provision Frankfurters and enjoy! These are by far my favorite ones and it's not just because I know it's made with super high quality pork.
Recipe: Foot Long Asian Slaw Dogs
Foot-Long Asian Slaw Dogs
For the Asian Slaw
- 6 cups red cabbage shredded
- 1 cup carrot shredded
- ½ small sweet onion minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 lime juiced
- 3 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1.5 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 cup cilantro chopped and packed
- ¼ cup mint chopped and packed
For the Hot Dogs
- 6 foot long hot dogs grilled such as Olympia Provisions
- 6 foot long hot dog buns
- ¼-1/2 cup Slaw
- kewpie mayo
- black sesame seeds
For the Asian Slaw
- Toss red cabbage, carrots, onion, salt, and 1 teaspoon sugar together in a large bowl. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix together lime juice, rice wine vinegar, white sugar, and sesame oil in a bowl then toss it with the cabbage mixture.
- Stir in cilantro and mint and season to taste with either more sugar, salt or acid.
For the Asian Hot Dogs
- Grill hot dogs according to the directions and lightly toast the buns.
- Place one hot dog on one bun then top with the asian slaw. Add a drizzle of kewpie mayo and sriracha and finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Repeat for each hot dog. Serve immediately.
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