How do you eat hot dogs? Apparently, there are some important rules to follow when consuming the classic summertime treat.
Here are a few of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council‘s top do’s and don’ts:
- Serve sesame seed, poppy seed and plain buns with hot dogs.
- Eat hot dogs on buns with your hands. Utensils should not touch hot dogs on buns.
- Use paper plates to serve hot dogs. Every day dishes are acceptable; china is a no-no.
- Condiments remaining on the fingers after eating a hot dog should be licked away, not washed.
- Use a cloth napkin to wipe your mouth when eating a hot dog. Paper is always preferable.
- Take more than five bites to finish a hot dog. For foot-long wiener, seven bites are acceptable.
- Fresh herbs on the same plate with hot dogs over-do the presentation
- Use ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18. Mustard, relish, onions, cheese and chili are acceptable.
- Ever think there is a wrong time to serve hot dogs.
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