Now this may look like an ordinary hotdog, but it’s not! It’s been slow cooking in apple cider for hours and is juicy and delicious.
I first had these dogs on a Fall outing to a farm and I just had to share them with you. 🙂
I am also whipping up a warm potato salad. It’s made with grilled potatoes and is served with an apple cider vinaigrette! Perfect.
First grill up your hotdogs in some butter getting the outside nice and crispy. Place in a slow cooker filled with apple cider and a tablespoon of butter.
Cook for a couple of hours on high to infuse the dogs with apple goodness.
For the warm potato salad. Add a tablespoon of butter to the hot pan you just grilled the hotdogs in. Drop in sliced red potatoes and continue tossing so they don’t stick. Season with salt and onion powder. After they begin to brown add in some sliced onion. Salt again and continue tossing on high heat for about 10 minutes. Bring the temperature down to low and add in a couple cloves of chopped garlic.
Turn off the heat and cover with a lid. Keep warm until ready to serve.
For the apple cider vinaigrette use a 2:1 ratio of olive oil to apple cider vinegar. Add a couple spoonfuls of the warm apple cider broth and a tiny bit of whole grain mustard. Add salt, pepper, and onion powder. Whisk together.
Right before serving heat up the potatoes and drizzle with the vinaigrette.
Heat up some good quality hotdog buns. Fill with the apple cider dogs and spoon some of the sweet broth over top.
This is a meal perfect for all kinds of weather!