Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day BBQ with Hot Dogs for Adults (and kiddos)

Our Memorial Day BBQ started out at an afternoon at the pool with hot dogs, hamburgers and our favorite family, the Browns.  When Curren got a fever Sunday afternoon, it wasn't looking good for our get together.  We ended up rescheduling and had more hot dogs and hamburgers that we knew what to do with.  

Lucky for us we have  a wonderful group of single (or at least kiddo free) college friends that are always down for BBQ, beers and whatever food we can come up with.  My cousin's lovely girlfriend (and my friend) Vanessa offered to bring goodies we could top our dogs with and dip our sweet potato fries in.  She single-handedly turned our BBQ from boring to delicious with a few simple recipes and she was even willing to share so I could recreate the best hot dog ever!

Hot Dogs (but fancy)

Dogs (we had all beef, natural, uncured, hormone free dogs from Trader Joes)
1 avocado, diced
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 tomato, diced
1 jalapeno diced

1. Dice avocado, onion, tomato and jalapeno (to about pea size) and mix.
2. Grill your dogs
3. Fill your bun with dog and avocado chutney (I guess you can call it chutney because avocado is a fruit) (caramelized onions are also a great addition)
4. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Fries with Aioli

Sweet Potato Fries (Trader Joes)
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1 garlic clove, chopped
Juice of 1/2 small lemon
1/4 tsp of chili powder

1. Mix mayo, sour cream, garlic, lemon juice and chili powder.  Refrigerate and allow flavors to come out.
2. Cook fries and dip!

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