Sunday, June 15, 2008

"Allergen Free" Hot Dogs



Yay, it worked! I mentioned before that the original reason that I wanted the Twinkie pan was to make gluten free hot dog buns, well...here they are. They are about an inch shorter than the hot dog but all in all I think they're pretty cute. There's not really a recipe here, but let me tell you what I did. I used Pamela's Amazing Wheat Free Bread Mix and made the egg free version on the side of the bag. Grease the Twinkie pan and put about 1/4 C. of the dough into each one (I made a hamburger bun out of the leftovers). Then, with oiled or wet fingers, spread the dough so it is as smooth as possible on top. Allow to rise in a warm place (I use my oven) for about an hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 20 minutes or until they sound hollow when you thump the tops. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes then turn them out so they don't get soggy.

Now in order to use these as actual hot dog buns you will need to do a little knife work. Remember how Subway Sandwiches used to cut the big V in their bread so that they could load in more toppings? That's what we are going to do here. Lay the
"Twinkie" on it's side and cut out the center length wise in the shape of a V (or a U if you are really talented). Here is a picture of how it should look.
As for the hot dog itself, we used Jenni-O turkey dogs this time although they do contain nitrates which I try to avoid when I can. Emily is also mildly allergic to mustard which you can see in the picture is on there too. We were living dangerously this weekend! A better choice for us is Sheltons (free of beef, dairy, nitrates, and garlic), but they are just so hard to get. Please use whatever hotdogs are safe for your allergies.
OK, throw in some allergy safe chips and a pickle spear and you have a "regular" old all American lunch! :)

7 comments:

mjennings26 said...

Beautiful!

john said...

What a talented daughter-inlaw i have....

FoodAllergyMom said...

awwwwwwww, thank you!

Ross and Lisa said...

Let me start by saying that you cease to amaze me with your creative and ingenious cooking! Have you ever thought about creating a cookbook? There are several "allergen-free" cookbooks out there, but none that are as down-to-earth with "normal" foods in them as yours. What a blessing it would be to have a cookbook with your recipes in them...and your daughter could do the illustrations with her wonderful photographs! Okay, sorry I went on and on...it was just an idea.
Now, this is Lisa from Living With Eosinophlic Disorders. I have started a support group and thus, changed my blog address and name. It is www.memec08.blogspot.com. Just wanted to let you know so you could switch it out. Also, I wanted to make sure that it was still okay to use your blog site as a link from my site.

Talk to you soon and I look forward to the next invention! :)
Lisa

FoodAllergyMom said...

Lisa thank you dearly for the praise! I had thought about making a cookbook in the past, but now that I have started this blog and found that I am already running out of recipes I think I had better build my resources a little more first. I will change my links to your blog as soon as I get the chance, it may be a few days. Hope you and your family are doing well! :)

Denise said...

I realize this is an OLD post, but I have to say Thank You!! My 2 year old is allergic to garlic and I think I had called every hot dog manufacturer-- except Jennio-O. (Which is wierd because I've bought them before... must have given up by then). My entire family was so excited to eat hot dogs again.

FoodAllergyMom said...

Hi Denise, thank you for your comment. I was a little scared when I first read it because my post actually says that Shelton's is free of garlic, and because we cheat on garlic sometimes I thought "oh no!, what if the Jennie-O did have garlic". I now am happy to say, though, that I just called Jennie-O and they told me that the 12 oz turkey franks do NOT have garlic in them. Thanks again for stopping by!