With the hot weather outside – who wants to turn the ovens on in the house? So break out the BBQ we say! Our Kosherstreet Friend
Rivky E and her 10 yr old son, Yitzi – have conducted a very” intense & complicated “ taste testing experiment - and have chosen the WINNER for the BEST KOSHER HOT DOG!!!
Let us know if you think they got it right!
My 10-year old son would eat hot dogs daily for breakfast, lunch and supper – if I’d let him. And certainly, on any given day, he is likely to come home from school or day camp and eat a hot dog or two for snack, before dinner is served a couple of hours later. So I always have hot dogs in my fridge, and when my husband came home from Costco last week, with a package of Abeles & Heymann hot dogs, which is known to be a top of the line frankfurter, I decided to do a testing of several brands to see if it is indeed “the best”!
We compared 4 different brands, all of which were kosher beef frankfurters. There was Aaron’s, Abeles & Heymann, Meal Mart and Solomon. All were 2 oz. hot dogs except for Solomon’s, which was less than 1 3/4 oz. All 5 tasters agreed that Aaron’s was the #1 tasting hot dog. Firm in texture (it was also the thinnest hot dog), it had a nice smokey flavor, which did not disappoint. Abeles & Heymann came in second, more for it’s plump, juicy texture than for its’ flavor. Solomon, had the lightest color, and came in a close third - with its’ hot dog also having a nice texture and flavor but somehow lacking a bit of oomph. Surprisingly, the Meal Mart hot do came in fourth, and was unremarkable.
After we tasted, we ate, and realized that, after all that, once the hot dog is in the bun, with all the trimmings, it was hard to differentiate one from the other!
About the Author: Rivky Eisenberg is a self-taught Pastry Chef who is famous for her Cheesecakes and Dairy Pastries . As the sole owner and baker of the very successful mail order Cheesecake business The Viennese Table, Rivky is also an accomplished food writer and overall Grand Dame of the Kitchen. You can see Rivky’s recipes and kitchen tips and foodie reviews on kosherstreet.com and her new blog Yumkosher.com