In my opinion, you cannot celebrate 4th of July weekend without at least one hot dog and one glass of lemonade. Of course, I can't go with just the ol' plain jane kind. So...here's my version.
First, the Chicago style hot dog...definitely not for everyone, but we love em' Generally, we get them at a local place, Lonnie's Taste of Chicago, but this time we decided to give them a try ourselves.
Assemble as follows:
-Poppy Seed Bun
-smear of yellow mustard
-kosher dill pickle slice or spear
-green sweet relish( I really wanted the BRIGHT green kind from Lonnie's but could not find it available anywhere without purchasing online)
-sprinkle of celery salt
Wash it down:
Puree watermelon chunks in blender until smooth. Strain through wire strainer to get out any remaining pulp. Make a simple syrup. Mix together simple syrup, watermelon puree, fresh squeezed lemon juice and cold water. Serve over ice.
Happy 4th of July!!
18 hours ago