New Jersey’s favorite hot dogs are made healthier with uncured hot dogs that are quickly sauteed – not fried and served with organic potatoes, onions and peppers.
This week’s #SundaySupper theme is all about regional foods. . .
“What’s cooking in your neck of the woods? Do you have fond memories of fabulous fried cheese curds or tasty packzi that you can only seem to find in your area of the country? We want you to share your favorite regional specialties at this fun Sunday Supper event!”
I have lived in New Jersey all of my life and believe it or not, this little state can claim ownership to a variety of regional foods. From street foods, to sweets and deliciously fresh produce in the summer. The first food that came to mind when I read about this week’s #SundaySupper theme was tomatoes. I know you can get them anywhere, but there is something special about the taste of a “Jersey” tomato. If you’ve ever had one, you will know what I’m talking about. Unfortunately, they aren’t in season right now, so we will have to wait until the summer for my delicious tomato recipes – stop back in late July or early August.
Street food or boardwalk food seems to be the regional trend in New Jersey: Taylor ham or pork roll, disco fries (french fries with brown gravy and melted cheese), tomato pie, Italian hot dog, submarine sandwiches, sloppy joes – which are made with cold cuts and coleslaw, not ground beef. Since most of these foods are on my do not eat list, I decided to choose one and health-ify it. The winner was the Italian hot dog, a rendition of sausage and pepeprs with a hot dog. These Jersey dogs were created in a little place called Jimmy Buff’s which started out in Newark way back in 1932. Even though I haven’t been there in a long, long time, I remember that it was THE best Italian Hot dog I’ve ever had. It must be because the hot dog and the potatoes are deep fried and served with peppers and onions on a big fluffy pizza roll. It sounds out of this world, doesn’t it?
My healthier version is a sauteed or grilled hot dog with pan fried potatoes, sauteed peppers and onions all piled on top of a whole wheat ciabatta roll. If my memory serves me correct it tastes almost as good as Jimmy Buff’s.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 uncured grass fed beef hot dogs
- 4 small medium potatoes cut into 1/ 2 inch cubes
- 1 green bell pepper sliced
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 4 whole wheat ciabatta rolls
- Heat oil in skillet over medium heat - add the potatoes and cook until they begin to brown and become soft about 15 minutes
- Add the onions and peppers - cook until they become soft - set aside and keep warm
- slice the hot dogs in half and add them to the pan and cook until heated through
- Place two slices of hot dog on each roll and top with vegetables, add a little mustard and serve.
A big thank you to Sue Lau from a Palatable Pastime for hosting the #SundaySupper this week! AND please take a look around at all of the other regional favorites below from #SundaySupper members around the world.
- Crispy Salmon Bites with Homemade Tartar Sauce by Pine Needles In My Salad
- Loaded Tex-Mex Chile con Queso by The Weekend Gourmet
- New England Style Stuffed Clams by Caroline’s Cooking
- Brandy Old Fashioned by Curious Cuisiniere
- Wine Pairing Recommendations For #SundaySupper Regional Specialties by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
- Breakfast Empanada Casserole by Simply Healthy Family
- Pittsburgh Steak Salad by Seduction in the Kitchen
- Homemade Ranch Dressing by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Tupelo Honey Key Lime Vinaigrette by Family Around the Table
- Alabama White Barbecue Sauce by Cookin’ Mimi
- Delaware Crabs by Delaware Girl Eats
- JoJo Potatoes by A Mind Full Mom
- Long Beans with Coconut by Food Lust People Love
- Old Bay Cauli-Tots by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Southern Collard Greens by Magnolia Days
- Amish Chicken and Noodles by Palatable Pastime
- Boiled Lobster with Drawn Butter by Taste And See
- Bison Steaks with Cranberry Chimichurri by Tramplingrose
- California Beer Steamed Shrimp by Nosh My Way
- Avocado BLT Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites
- Cali Inspired Fish Tacos by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Cheesy Tex Mex Enchiladas by The TipToe Fairy
- Cola Marinated Steak Tips by Hardly a Goddess
- Corn and Bacon Chowder by Moore or Less Cooking
- Crab-Stuffed Artichokes with Spicy Aioli by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Deep Fried Pizza Roll by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Sauce by The Texan New Yorker
- Copycat Hattie B’s Hot Chicken by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Homemade Quebec Maple Baked Beans by She Loves Biscotti
- How to Make Vegetable Lumpia by Asian In America
- Italian Hot Dog by Simple and Savory
- Mom’s City Chicken by My Life Cookbook
- North Carolina BBQ with Cole Slaw and Hush Puppies by The Freshman Cook
- Philly Cheesesteak Calzones by Baking Sense
- Polish Boy Sandwich by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Spicy Salmon for Tacos by Hey What’s for Dinner Mom?
- Tex-Mex Slowcooker Chicken and Beef Fajitas by Meal Planning Magic
- West Michigan Wet Burritos by Wholistic Woman
- Upside Down Angel Food Cupcakes by Cooking With Carlee
- Austrian Mohnnudeln (Poppy Seed Noodles) by The Bread She Bakes
- Butter Tarts – A Canadian Tradition by Red Cottage Chronicles
- Carob Cherry Crumb Bars by Pies and Plots
- Florida Key Lime Cream Pie by The Crumby Cupcake
- Fried Biscuits by Angels Home Sweet Homestead
- Gooey Butter Cake from Saint Louie! by Our Good Life
- Homemade Butterscotch Krimpets by The Redhead Baker
- San Jose Burnt Almond Cake by Eat, Drink and be Tracy
- Shoofly Pie by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Spanish Bar Cake by Get the Good Stuff!
- Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Plus Rhubarb Steamed Pudding and Favorite Regional Recipes from Sunday Supper Movement
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