Wednesday, September 23, 2009

NY System - Hot Weiners Vegan Style

Call me crazy, but I somehow felt the need to veganize these wretched things!! And ya know, they turned out quite amazing, if I do say so myself...
For those of you who have not had the pleasure: New York System "Hot Weiners" are a Rhode Island classic. hmmmm... did I just say that??
Well, in a way they are. Most folks in little RI have gorged themselves late-night on these dogs, (sometiems known GAGGAHS - or gaggers for non-Rhode Islanders) at some point in there life. I, myself, might be the one exception. Wanna see a real one??

WARNING, not for the faint of heart:

Let me expalin what these are. If you happen to walk into Olnyville’s New York System and order: “THREE ALL THE WAY" you will get: a hot dog served on a steamed bun, then topped with quite a "distinct" flavor of meat sauce, mustard, raw minced onions and celery salt, prepared in a batch of six on a man's forearm. Sound good?
OK, so WHY?? I say “because...”
My inspiration for the "meat" sauce flavoring was from a number of different recipes I found on the web.

I took bits I liked from here and there, and came up with this:

•2 tablespoons margarine
•1 yellow onion, minced
•2 tablespoons chili powder
•2 tablespoons paprika
•1/2 teaspoon allspice
•1/2 teaspoon curry
•1 teaspoon dry mustard
•1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1 cup TVP or 12 ounces soy crumbles (I used Boca brand)
•1 cup water, more if needed
•20 tofu hot dogs (I like Smart Dogs)
•1 teaspoon salt
•20 hot dog buns
•minced yellow onion, for topping
•celery salt

1.In a medium saute pan over medium heat add, margarine and 1 minced onion.
2.Saute till translucent, but do not brown.
3.Next add chili powder, paprika, allspice, curry, dry mustard and cinnamon. Then add veggie crumbles, stir thoroughly and cook for 5 minutes, add water and simmer over medium to low heat for 30 minutes, adding more water if pan gets dry.
4.Bring water in sauce pot to a boil, add slat, remove from heat and throw in the veggie dogs for 3-4 minutes.
5.Serve dogs in steamed buns, topped with "meat" sauce, mustard, minced onion and a shake or two of celery salt.

NY System Hot Weiners - Veganized

Please DO NOT omit the raw onions, yellow mustard OR the celery salt. This is what makes these dogs a classic Rhode Island treat, whether it's vegan or not!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sending a link to my friends who are originally from Rhode Island!