I don't usually post food as a blog but I have a point, so stay with me if you will.
I grew up in Rhode Island and am fortunate to have experienced the regional treats. These things remind me of my childhood. Such things as:
Cool Refreshing Dell's Lemonade! Manhattan Clam Chowder
Ah Coffee Cabinets! Clam Cakes
We look forward to them each time we visit. And when we are here in Florida we find ways to bring back a little taste of home.
My all time favorite is the New York System Hot Dog! So this is how we try to duplicate them here in Florida. Laugh, I hope you are, but the smell is something else!
The trick to this is the cummin in the meat, the celery salt on the onions, and the wrapped in wax paper and left to sit in the brown bag kind of steamy thing that makes it GREAT!.
You will need:
hamburger, hot dogs, buns, mustard, white onions, celery salt, cummin, wax paper, brown lunch bags.
Cook the hotdogs cut the ends off the hot dogs and cook them (boil or microwave)
Cook the hamburger it is best if you then put in blender or such device so as to make fine in texture after cooking thoroughly. Add cummin to taste.
Put hotdogs in buns, then laddle the meat mixture on (pastry bag or zip lock bag with hole cut in it works)
Then add mustard, then chopped white onions, then celery salt.
Now, take 2 of your masterpieces side by side and carefully wrap in wax paper. Then put in the brown paper bag and let sit for about 5 to 10 minutes. Maybe put in microwave for a few seconds to warm them back up.
When you open the bag, you will not believe how good they smell. I hope you enjoy!
Please remember me with your referrals to Northeast Florida. As you see, I love R.I. and will take super great care of any referral you give me!!!