My eldest son, as many of you know, attends The Ohio State University. And while the school is big….very big (over 50,000 students), and there are many activities and interests that students can explore, when there is a home football game, all of the campus focuses on the game.
On one of the first home games, my eldest was walking through the student recreation building and walked by the cafe they have there. Normally they specialize on smoothies and healthy food, but on this day they were offering something special – The Ohio Dog.
Originally created in 2012, the Ohio Dog is an “all beef hot dog is loaded with mashed potatoes, corn, scallions, bacon and barbecue sauce. It is all-natural, gluten-free and contains 50% lower sodium than a regular hot dog. The meat is raised and processed by Ohio State.” Check out the article about it here.
I’m not sure if the attempt to have a signature dog (similar to the Chicago style dog) is admirable or sad, but I do know that I had to try this heart-attack on a bun, so I made it at home when my eldest was home last year.
The Ohio Dog
An over the top hot dog if I ever saw one.
I went with easy with the pre-made mashed potatoes.
Using the Anolon Divided Grill Pan was perfect as the dogs were on the grill side and the corn and bacon was on the skillet side.
Start with an all-beef hot dog in a bun.
Slather some hot mashed potatoes on top.
Add bacon, corn, scallions and barbecue sauce.
A good special occasion dog.
The Ohio Dog
4 high quality all-beef hot dogs
4 fresh large hot dog buns
Mashed potatoes (instant, refrigerated or home made)
1 cup corn kernels
½ cup sliced scallions
½ cup cooked, crumbled bacon
8 tbsp barbecue sauce
Steam or grill hot dogs.
Put hot dog into bun.
Cover with hot mashed potatoes.
Cover with bacon, corn and scalions.
Add barbecue sauce on top.