Most people associate barbeque, fireworks and picnics with the 4th of July. Chilebrown thinks of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. This trencherman's delight takes place at Coney Island, Brooklyn New York. This year will feature Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut and his arch rival Takeru 'Tsunami' Kobayashi. "Jaw's will be defending last years record of 64 hot dogs in 10 minutes and 50 second. These two masticating warriors will take stage to wage a test of gastronomical greatness. Someday, Chilebrown may throw his hat into the ring and challenge these gormandizing athletes. Today will be the start of my training. Some Chicken apple sausage with some cider braised leeks will be on the bill. The leeks are from the garden and some home made apple sauce is from Zoomie. Let the training begin.
Cider Braised Leeks
- 2 cups of thinly sliced leeks
- 1/c applesauce
- 1/2 cups apple cider
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablepsoons of butter
Melt butter in skillet and add leeks. Cook for 6 minutes over medium heat. Add applesauce and cider and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer till most of the liquid is gone. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Grill your dogs on barbeque and serve with a mustard slathered roll. Top with cider braised leeks. These were some screaming good dogs. 'Jaws' and 'Tsunami' may have met their match.