The dirty water dog (New York City)
( SERVES 2 )
Photo by Tamara West
New York City street cart vendors store their dogs in warm-water baths, giving rise to the affectionate moniker “dirty water dog”. The big apple’s dog is traditionally served with sauerkraut.
- To prepare the sauerkraut, drain sauerkraut from can and simmer it with the beer, bay leaf and some freshly ground black pepper till beer has evaporated. Season to taste.
- Simmer frankfurters until hot.
- Spread soft sesame buns with spicy mustard, add franks, hot sauerkraut.
- Top with tomato relish or ketchup.