Top Dog Hot Dog opened near the UC Berkeley campus in 1966 and has remained a student staple since then. Owner Dick Reimann (a New York native) knows that a good sausage is a meal in itself and doesn't need anything except a top-quality bun. We spiced up this New York-style frank with sauerkraut and the student favorite, Russian spicy mustard, a very spicy and slightly sweet mustard.
Recipe courtesy of Melissa Gaman
Print
Top Dog Frankfurter
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dry mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Four 4-inch pieces soft, seeded French bread (about 1 pound), split
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 all beef kosher-style frankfurters or knockwurst (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared sauerkraut, rinsed, drained and squeezed dry

Directions

In a small bowl whisk the mustard powder, sugar, wine, vinegar, salt and turmeric until smooth and thick. Adjust the consistency with up to 1 teaspoon warm water. It should be thick, but not pasty since it will tighten up a bit as it sits. Chill for at least one hour or up to 3 days to allow the flavors to meld. It should be very sharp and a bit sweet. 

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. 

Put the bread in the oven to warm while cooking the franks. Heat a large griddle or nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the butter. When melted, add the franks and cook, turning, until hot through and browned on the outside, about 5 minutes. 

To assemble, put a frank inside a warm piece of bread and drizzle with the sweet hot mustard to taste. Top with sauerkraut.

Categories:

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Food's Greatest Hits

7:30am | 6:30c

Food's Greatest Hits

8:30am | 7:30c

Food's Greatest Hits

9:30am | 8:30c

Cake Hunters

10am | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30am | 9:30c

Cake Hunters

11am | 10c

Cake Hunters

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

3:30pm | 2:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here