What would Anthony Bourdain say about the Colombian hot dog?

Colombian Hot Dog

Well, we all know what Anthony Bourdain said and think about the Colombian hot dog. If you haven’t seen it, take a look at The Layover’s Miami Episode. Minute 6:40

“Meh, not so much. I usually head over to get a Colombian mutant hot dog. Colombians like to do strange and wonderful things to their dogs.”
“Wrapping your lips around this is a challenge. I hear that a lot.”

The.Layover.S01E04.Miami by educkling

We love learning Spanish in Colombia and we love Colombian food. This week we talk about and cook a Colombian hot dog, one of the students’ favorite foods. Why? Because is relatively cheap, you can find it almost everywhere and because is delicious.

We made this recipe in our Spanish and cooking class, and as usual, we started with some vocabulary.

Perro caliente: Hot dog
Pan para perro: Hot dog bun
Salchicha: Wiener
Repollo verde: Green cabbage
Mayonesa: Mayonnaise
Salsa de tomate: ketchup

The recipe is very easy, the hot dog (bun and wiener) and 3 very special toppings: cabbage salad or coleslaw salad, melted cheese and crushed potato chips.

What you need
Hot dog buns
Hot dog wieners
Green cabbage
Potato chips

Make it

In a medium pot bring water to a boil. Add the hot dogs wieners and cover. Cook about 5 – 7 minutes.


Now for the toppings

Grate about ½ cup of green cabbage (you can also use a food processor) and mix it with about 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise.

Melt the cheese in a saucepan. Use a low-to-medium heat, keeping it on the heat just until melted.

Place the wieners in the buns and top with cabbage salad, melted cheese, crushed potato chips, ketchup and mustard.

Colombian Hot Dog

Sometimes we also like to add some pineapple sauce.

Next time you make a BBQ, try to make it Colombian style