Italian Hot Dog Recipe

Italian Hot Dog Recipe

Italian hot dogs, a New Jersey specialty, are a real crowd-pleaser. With potatoes, peppers, and onions, it's a complete hot dog meal in a bun!
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Prepare a medium (350°F to 375°F) gas or charcoal outdoor grill fire, or indoor grill pan . Lightly oil the grill. Grill the hot dogs, turning frequently until charred on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the hot dogs to a platter and keep warm.
  3. Step 3

    Add about 1/2 inch of oil to a large deep, heavy-duty skillet. Heat to 350 F over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes in batches, if necessary, and fry, undisturbed, until browned on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and continue to cook until golden brown and tender, 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  4. Step 4

    Drain on paper towels, then sprinkle lightly with salt.
  5. Step 5

    Remove all but 2 tablespoons of the frying oil from the skillet. Add the onions, peppers, and Italian seasoning. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Return the potatoes to the pan. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
  7. Step 7

    Spread some of the mustard on the bread, then place a hot dog on each. Top with the potatoes, onions, and peppers. Finish with extra mustard, if desired. Serve immediately.