Four Ways Your Caterer Can Dress Up The Humble Hot Dog For Your American-Themed Function

Posted on: 25 July 2017


In 2015, it was reported that the sixth-largest population of Americans could be found down under! As a newly emigrated American in Australia, you are keen to keep celebrating your favourite national holidays despite being many miles from home. Thanksgiving in Australia is the perfect opportunity to have a catered event with your friends and family, but the seasonal weather reversal means you'll be celebrating Thanksgiving in Spring rather than in Fall. Hot dogs are the ideal combination of warm-weather food plus American culture, so give these suggestions to your caterer so they can share a taste of your old home with your new one.

Philly Cheesesteak Hot Dog

Who doesn't love the ooey-gooey combination of beef and cheese found in a fresh bread roll? There's no reason why this combination can't be added to a hot dog either to give the wow factor of two famous foods.

Take the classic hot dog in a bun, and add some thinly sliced, juicy beef. Top with a combination of grilled green capsicum and onion before squirting over plenty of yellow cheese sauce. Your Philadelphia friends will be impressed.

Mexican Hot Dog

You can't go past the inclusion of a Mexican hot dog on the menu. Never mind the nachos, top the Mexican hot dog with some beef mince cooked in mild taco seasoning. On top of the beef, add black olives, grated cheddar cheese and sour cream. A few dashes of hot sauce gives a dog with a kick that will please those with an adventurous palate.

Classic Chicago Hot Dog

You can't go past the classic Chicago hot dog to give everyone a taste of America. Also known as the hot dog which has been dragged through the garden of toppings, the Chicago hot dog starts with the normal frankfurter in a poppy seed bun. Next comes classic American yellow mustard, sweet relish, slices of tomato, diced white onion, a pickle spear and some pickled sport peppers. Those guests hailing from the Mid-West will love to see a classic Chicago dog at your shindig.

Because all these ingredients aren't normally placed on top of a standard Australian hot dog, these different taste combinations will ensure your hot dog party is the talk of all your friends and family. Talk to the caterer about other hot dog ideas they have so you can give plenty of variety to your guests at this year's Thanksgiving barbeque.