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40 Sizzling Hotdog Innovations

From Weenie Trailer Parodies to Costly Weiner Creations

— June 5, 2012 — Lifestyle
The hotdog is timeless -- it is a morsel that can be eaten both stationary and on-the-go, can be dressed up or eaten with the most basic of condiments and, best of all, takes all of three minutes to make -- the versatility of such a food has inspired many different sizzling hotdog creations.

The hotdog is the perfect base for many a recipe. They come French-style, with the Foie Gras dog, or can have a German take on it (eaten Firkandel style). Pushed further, this finger food has been incorporated into different foods (check out the alien-looking spaghetti wieners) into fashion (the hot dog clutch is definitely a statement piece) and has also yielded its own vending machine! Obviously, it has undergone much experimentation.

Affectionately known as "street meat," the hotdog is grounds for so much more than a quick fix.
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Amusing Butcher Blueprints
Amusing Butcher Blueprints
Drywell Art Knows How to Poke Fun at Pork Products
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French Fry Franks
French Fry Franks
The Spud Dog is One Seriously Delicious and Greasy Indulgence
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2-Foot Hot Dogs
2-Foot Hot Dogs
DudeFoods Blogger Creates the World's Largest Pig-in-a-Blanket
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Ethically Responsible Cookbooks
Ethically Responsible Cookbooks
'Odd Bits' Encourages Us to Eat the Entire Animal
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Weenie Trailer Parodies
Weenie Trailer Parodies
The 'Dark Knight Rises' by Sausage Party is a Mighty Meaty Spoof
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Delectable Seafood Doggies
Delectable Seafood Doggies
The Lobster Dog Brings Flavors From the Sea & Land Together in One Bun
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Sugary-Sweet Franks
Sugary-Sweet Franks
These Hot Dog Cookies are Sure to Surprise and Delight Your Lucky BBQ Guests
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Personality-Packed Desk Toys (UPDATE)
Personality-Packed Desk Toys (UPDATE)
The New Yum Yum London Series Shows Wacky Work Companions
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Smokey Skewered Franks
Smokey Skewered Franks
Switch Up Your Summer Menu with these Fun All-American Hot-Dog Kabobs
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Merged Taste Wieners
Merged Taste Wieners
Japa Dog Merges Japanese Cuisine With Hot Dogs
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Costly Weiner Creations
Costly Weiner Creations
The World's Most Expensive Hot Dog Will Set You Back a Whopping $80
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Hot Dog Stand Storage
Hot Dog Stand Storage
Delicious Storage by Mathieu Lehanneur Makes Chic Food Cart-Like Containers
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Tubular Microwaves
Tubular Microwaves
Bagetty Microwave
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Spicy Condiment Campaigns
Spicy Condiment Campaigns
The Englischer Spezial Senf Mustard Ad is Tear-Jerkingly Sharp
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Hot Dog Beverages
Hot Dog Beverages
The Frank Collins Drink is Only for True Fans of the Ballpark
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Satisfying Tortoise Treats
Satisfying Tortoise Treats
The Redneck Turtle Burger is a Meaty Dish
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Badass Frankfurter Grillers
Badass Frankfurter Grillers
The Cthulhu Weenie Roaster is the Ultimate Skull-Shaped Hot Dog Cooker
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Eating Contests Get Big
Eating Contests Get Big
American Pride Restored After Dude Eats 66 Hot Dogs
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Pork-Loving Charts
Pork-Loving Charts
The ‘America's Favorite Bacon Dishes' Infographic is Surprisi
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Hot Dog Skull Cookers
Hot Dog Skull Cookers
Cthulhu Weenie Roaster Creeps Out Neighbours
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Film Hot Dogs
Film Hot Dogs
Serious Eats Creates Food Inspired by the Best Picture Nominated Films
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Rice-Battered Wieners
Rice-Battered Wieners
The Asian Equivalent To A Delicious, Deep-Fried Corn Dog
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Anatomy Lesson Snacks
Anatomy Lesson Snacks
Gingerbread Ovaries Deliciously Teaches Kids Anatomy
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Bike and Eat Marathon
Bike and Eat Marathon
Nosh On Your Bike at the Tour de Blintz
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Luxury Fastfood
Luxury Fastfood
Hot Ducks
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Free Hot Dogs
Free Hot Dogs
Oscar Mayer Gives Away $1 Million in Wieners to Celebrate Taste Test Victory
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Foie Gras Hot Dogs
Foie Gras Hot Dogs
Hot Doug's in Chicago Makes Duck-Centric Street Meat
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Spaghetti Wieners
Spaghetti Wieners
Pasta-Infused Hotdogs Mix Two Food Favorites Together
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Street Meat Sweets
Street Meat Sweets
Hot Dog Cakes Combine Dessert and Alcoholic Beverage to Satisfy You
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Super-Lazy Street Food
Super-Lazy Street Food
Hot Dog + French Fries On a Stick is Perfect for Porky Pedestrians
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Silly Cereal Ads
Silly Cereal Ads
All Bran Helps Unhealthy Food Find Its Way Out
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Edible Arbor Adornments
Edible Arbor Adornments
Foodie Urban Outfitters Christmas Tree Ornaments are Delectable
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Knit Junk Food
Knit Junk Food
Burgers as Inedible Art
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Sweet Sausage Desserts
Sweet Sausage Desserts
The Cupcake Project 'Cupcakewurst' is Deceivingly Delicious
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Frikandel
Frikandel
The Horse Meat Hot Dog
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Junkfood Fashion
Junkfood Fashion
Hambags & Hot Dog Purses Let You Carry Food on the Outside
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Knitted Food 3
Knitted Food 3
Delectables Series by Ed Bing Lee
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Luxury Hot Dogs
Luxury Hot Dogs
Miami's Franktitude Restaurant
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Hot Food Vending Machines
Hot Food Vending Machines
Automatic Satisfaction Back in NYC
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Suggestive Food Photoshoots
Suggestive Food Photoshoots
The ‘Put It In Your Mouth' Series Captures Intimate Eats
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