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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hot Dogs - Chilean Style

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The first recipe in our blog features one of the easiest meals one could make and most definitely a family favorite. The reason? This food is typical of Chile (in South America) where both my husband and I grew up. There are many cafes, restaurants, street kiosks where you can get a completo. Even McDonald's makes it down there.

Ingredients:

  1. hot dog bun 
  2. hot dog
  3. (sauerkraut)
  4. avocado  
  5. tomatoes 
  6. mayonnaise
  7. mustard
  8. ketchup
*Note: the ingredients have been listed in the order we make them at home. 

Ways to get the most of your completo
  • Eat it with a very cold Coca-Cola
  • Heat the bun in the oven (not the microwave). Ideally, the bun will be warm and toasty. It helps bring the full flavor of the bread and the other ingredients. 
  • Use fresh tomatoes - there is nothing like enjoying fresh vegetables! 
  • Have as many napkins or dish towels available to clean your hands as you eat. 
  • Be ready to eat more than one! 
Preparation

  1. Pre-heat the oven - I usually set it at 200 degrees while I get everything else ready. 
  2. Prepare the hot dogs as desired (boiled or fried) 
  3. Mash your avocado with a fork, add some oil and salt. 
  4. Dice your tomatoes into small squares. It makes them look so pretty afterwards! 
  5. Heat the buns for about 5-7 minutes. You want them to be toasty, not burnt. 

You may be skeptical about this recipe, but I can guarantee you will like it :) All of our friends here in the States who have tried this dish have asked us to make it for them in multiple occasions.   

If you have an opportunity to visit Chile, be sure to eat a Completo at Doggis or Domino.

I invite you to leave your comments and impressions of this dish! 

Homemade Completo with Sauerkraut
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