Scarlet Dog

Scarlet Dog

Ohio and hot dogs sort of go hand-in-hand for me. I went to Ohio University and there was this great little restaurant called O’Betty’s. They had the most fun hot dogs with the best fries. It was always my favorite drunk food choice and the place I’d take visiting friends. (They even have a hot dog museum in their little space.)

When I was in Ohio a couple weeks ago and my uber-sweet and helpful banking representative, Jill, shared with me a hot dog place in Cleveland, Happy Dog, which has a million hot dog toppings. Her favorite, which I believe is now missing from the menu, was Spaghetti O’s.

Combining this with my childhood favorite of eating Spaghetti O’s with potato chips, I think I’ve concocted the ultimate kid food that adults are gonna love.

I present to you, the Scarlet Dog.

*Side note, Happy Dog, if you’re reading this, please bring back the Spaghetti O’s for Jill!


Childhood on a bun

Scarlet Dog
1 beef hot dog in natural casing
1 soft and fluffy potato roll
¼ cup Spaghetti O’s
a handful of crumbled marcelled potato chips (shoutout to Ballreich’s, the best chip in the world)
brown mustard

Cook hot dog over medium heat in a grill pan. The last couple of minutes, throw your hot dog bun, cut side down on the grill pan to get a nice crisp going on it. Heat up Spaghetti O’s.

Place hot dog in bun, cover in Spaghetti O’s, squirt a squiggly line of brown mustard, and top with potato chips.

You’re welcome.

Fontina has an Ohio heart and Philly spunk. She loves giving you recipes for hearty food, pop-culture puns and a hell of a lot of craft beer. You can find her in the kitchen, at the bar, on Twitter or marathoning episodes of Shin Chan or Bob's Burgers online.

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  1. July 23, 2015 @ 8:40 pm Mike W

    I had mine with chopped onion, honey mustard, bread & butter pickle chips, candied jalapeños, and a thin squiggle of ketchup. And a bowl of ice cream for dessert, it is national vanilla ice cream day too!


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