Hot Dog Month continues with featured guest Cooking with Julien. This footlong Kielbasa is inspired by all things Reno, where self-taught chef and entrepreneur Julien now resides. Inspired by both the nondescript onion (native to the state) to the more risqué side of Nevada (and also, let’s face it, native to the state)–legalized prostitution– he has created the Reno Footlong.
He said of this creation, “The dog is all over the place, because that’s how the people are up here.”
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’d certainly eat an onion right off a footlong kielbasa.
Would I pay to do it? Well, I’m not in Nevada, so no.
But I digress.
The Reno FootLong Kielbasa Recipe
What You Need:
Kielbasa footlong sausage
onion rings (frozen or homemade)
What You Do:
Bake or fry your onion rings
Dice your onion and tomatoes
Cook or grill your footlong kielbasa by your preferred method
Lightly toast your baguette (or don’t!)
Spread mayo and mustard on the baguette
Slide the footlong kielbasa into the warm bread
Top with diced onions, tomatoes, relish, and jalapeños
The best thing about lil weenies is that you can put a whole bunch of them in your mouth at one time. These lil weenies are packed with protein with just a hint of sweet and spicy. My uncle often makes these for Christmas but he uses candied jalapeños, which are delicious. I decided to try them with carrots since this is Go Eat A Carrot after all. They turned out pretty good. Feel free to use either or neither in your recipe. They also have cheese stuffed lil smokies on the market now and those would be a fun, juicy, cream-squirt option to try if you’re into that.
Remember to keep your lil weenies wrapped this holiday season so you don’t have any baby weenies appear nine months from now. I’d suggest condoms for that, not bacon.
Enjoy these mouthgasms! And Happy Holidays!
Wrapped Lil Weenies Recipe
What You Need:
Package of Bacon
Package of Little Smokies
Baby carrots (cut in half)
Foil + Baking Sheet
What You Do:
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray
cut your bacon into thirds
Take one of your carrot halves and one of your little wieners and wrap up in one piece of cut bacon. Place seam down on baking sheet. Repeat until baking sheet is full of lil wieners. Dab each wiener with a little bit of honey. Then sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
Bake for 40 minutes until bacon is crispy.
Put on your favorite serving plate. Shove in mouth.
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