Hot Dog with Fried Onion, Ketchup and Mustard

A classic comfort food: a juicy hot dog with sweet fried onions, ketchup and mustard. Perfect for any occasion.
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 hot dog sausages
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 2 onions (large sliced into thin rings)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)


  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion rings and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown and caramelized (about 10 minutes).
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the hot dog sausages in a large bowl of water….
  • Place a hot dog sausage in each bun.
  • Spread the fried onions evenly over the hot dogs.
  • Sprinkle with ketchup and mustard to taste.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
Which buns are best for hot dogs?

Most popular are the soft, lightly sweetened rolls, but whole wheat or gluten-free rolls are also good options for specific dietary needs. Personally, I prefer a picolo or a piece of baguette.

What are some popular toppings for hot dogs?

Popular toppings include ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, fried onions, sauerkraut, jalapeños, pickles, shredded cheese, and chili.

Are there vegetarian options for hot dogs?

Yes, there are many vegetarian and vegan hot-dog options available made from ingredients such as soy, seitan, and vegetables.

What can I serve with hot dogs?

Popular side dishes include French fries, coleslaw, potato salad, and green salads. For an extra festive touch, you can also serve corn on the cob or baked beans.

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