10 Toppings for Hot Dogs to Try

Everyone knows hot dogs are my favorite food group. I think it’s a beautiful blank canvas ready for endless topping possibilities. So I wondered, if you had a plain ol’ hot dog in a plain ol’ bun, what do hot dog lovers around the world use as toppings? I asked 10 people from 10 countries and here is what they said:

BRAZIL

“Top it with a mixture of mayo, canned sweet corn and peas, then some grated cheese, and the last layer is stick potatoes. It’s a very crunchy bite.”
Submitted By: Isabella

What You’ll Need

  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Mayo
  • Cheese
  • Crispy Potatoes

USA

“My favorite hot dog toppings are peanut butter and bacon. They’re not the most common toppings, but I think that they’re the best.”
Submitted By: Hannah

What You’ll Need

  • Peanut Butter
  • Bacon

BERMUDA

“The hot dog toppings that we wanted to share with you are reminiscent of Bermudian fish chowder. So we top the hot dog with salted cod, tomato sauce, [cherry] peppers, and avocado. And then we put it all on a bun with mayonnaise. Enjoy!”
Submitted By: Elodie & Lily

What You’ll Need

  • Salted Cod
  • Hot Peppers
  • Tomato Sauce (Ketchup)
  • Avocado
  • Mayo

CHILE

“My favorite hot dog is called ‘completo dinamico’. I think the sweetness of the tomatoes with the acidity of the rest is just delicious.”
Submitted By: Natalia

What You’ll Need

  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Sauerkraut
  • Salsa
  • Mayo

THE NETHERLANDS

“Here, we like to eat [hot dogs] with sauerkraut, pre-packaged crispy fried onions, and curry ketchup. It tastes the best after a day of ice skating in the winter.”
Submitted By: Anouk

What You’ll Need

  • Sauerkraut
  • Fried Onions
  • Curry Ketchup

FRANCE

“My favorite bakery purchase for lunch as a teenager was what we call the ‘hot dog à la française’. Instead of a hot dog bun, we use a baguette to which we add grainy mustard, bechamel, and emmental cheese. Then we put all this under the broiler until it becomes this cheesy, melty goodness. It’s pretty indulgent.”
Submitted By: Garance

What You’ll Need

  • Baguette
  • Grainy Mustard
  • Bechamel
  • Emmental 

SOUTH AFRICA

“In our country it’s very popular to eat a hot dog with a sauce that we call ‘smoor’ which is a tomato and onion relish.”
Submitted By: Ewan-Nize

What You’ll Need

  • Tomato Onion Jam

AUSTRIA

“In my home country we like to put ketchup, a lot of curry powder, and finely chopped raw onions on our hot dogs. It is a common street food here.”
Submitted By: Karin

What You’ll Need

  • White Onion
  • Ketchup
  • Curry Powder

VENEZUELA

“My favorite toppings that Venezuelans put on hot dogs are avocado, grated cheddar, and corn sauce. In Venezuela you can get the best hot dogs ever and you can put almost everything on it.”
Submitted By: Jose

What You’ll Need

  • Avocado
  • Cheese
  • Corn Sauce

USA

“Ohio is the birthplace of skyline chili; a very delicious, but divisive condiment. A lot of us put it on top of hot dogs with diced onions and shredded cheddar cheese. You either love it or you hate it in Ohio and I’m on the team that loves it.”
Submitted By: Mason

What You’ll Need

  • Chili
  • White Onion
  • Cheddar Cheese

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