Sunday, November 3, 2013
JALAPENO CHEESE DOGS
Baseball, hot dogs and beer are America's favorite pastimes. The World Series is over and it was a fun ride. Over the years I have consumed many of the later two favorites. As a kid I loved hot dogs. My tastes have evolved and hot dogs have taken a back seat in my passions until now. 'Los Gatos Meats and Smokehouse' makes a 'Jalapeno Cheese Dog'. I was in the neighborhood and the butcher gave his recommendation. I may have been his easiest customer of the day.
These dogs are made with beef and pork. They will be cooked briefly over a hot charcoal fire. You need to be careful to not overcook these frankfurters because if they burst the cheese will melt out into the fire. While they were cooking you could see little pockets of cheese oozing and waiting to erupt. We served these special dogs on a toasted pretzel roll and accompanied it with some zesty mustard.
These dogs had a welcome snap to their bite. There was plenty of cheese in these fancy dogs. In fact you had to be careful biting into the dogs right off the grill because the cheese pockets were molten hot. I loved the slight tang of the jalapenos. It was not hot by any stretch but had great jalapeno flavor. Jalapeno Cheese Dogs, where have you been all my life. Needless to say these were delicous. We will definately return to Los Gatos Meats for more hot dogs.
Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse
575 University Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95032