Jul26

A Spicy Twist on a Summer Staple: Banh Mi Hot Dogs Recipe

Jump on the Banh Mi bandwagon with this easy, funky topping for your standard dog.  A spicy sriracha mayo, easy pickled carrots, fresh cucumber, and optional garnishes take your basic hot dog from boring to fantastic.

Banh Mi Hot Dogs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Banh Mi Hot Dogs

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup shredded carrots

3 medium scallions, sliced

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon sriracha

4 hot dogs (pork if available)

4 split top hot dog buns

16 thin slices cucumber

1 sliced jalapeno (optional)

1/4 cup cilantro leaves (optional)

2 Tablespoons chopped salted peanuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Whisk together vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Toss in carrots and scallions and let marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Combine mayonnaise and sriracha in a small bowl.
  3. Grill hot dogs to your liking and lightly toast buns. Spread each bun with 1 Tablespoon sriracha-mayo, layer with 4 cucumber slices. Top with hot dog, pickled carrot mixture, and optional jalapeno slices, cilantro leaves, and peanuts.

Notes

This mayo is spicy! Use less sriracha if you wish. It’s also super-easy to double or triple this recipe for a party crowd. 

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