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An Italian in A Kosher Kitchen

Considering the Genius of a Great (Kosher) Hot Dog

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Last week, I took a walk on the wild side, and visited an incredible hot dog spot in Hillside, New Jersey. I have always wanted to see exactly how hot dogs are made, and I was surprised to find that not only is it fun to watch but also great to smell. When I grilled them, I was delighted to bite into a perfectly plump, all beef hot dog that tasted like the frankfurters my dad cooked when I was a kid in Rhode Island. The burst of flavor - created by the secret seasonings and superior meat -  brought me back to some great memories when cooking a hot dog on a grill meant it was time to relax and enjoy family time. 

Abeles and Heymann have been around since 1954 and have grown tremendously, but the owners have done something magical: kept that authentic hot dog scrumptious taste alive. Every hot dog is lovingly prepared with only the finest quality Kosher meat - and this is truly "Glatt Kosher" as well, which is another higher level of Kosher. Let's face it: Kosher is truly the "original"  clean ingredients food!
As a person who loves food but wants to eat clean ingredients, I was mesmerized. The newest hot dogs in their line are Kosher and Kosher for Passover - have NO fillers; low sodium; NO nitrates/nitrites added and are absolutely delicious.
Here is a recipe A&H shared with me, that I hope you can make this Passover, or any time. As an Italian who loves Kosher food, take note: this is a superb way to eat your hot dogs!

It's also worth mentioning that the sister company to A&H is called Hod Golan, a food company that makes all their poultry foods in Israel and imports them to the U.S. I promise to write about them soon - but for now, check out this recipe.

A&H is also running a very cool contest - you can win a Weber grill! Be sure to enter daily to win - Enter here.

If you want to learn more about their entire line click here.

A&H Savory Hot Dog Farfel Pilaf
1 package Abeles and Heymann hot dogs
1 medium onion
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp garlic
½ tsp onion powder
1 tbsp. ketchup
2 cups Matzo Farfel
Water or broth to cook farfel (as needed)
Olive Oil


Sautee chopped onion in olive oil. Add matza farfel to pan and add water or broth to farfel, according to package directions. Add seasoning and ketchup. Slice hot dogs in small pieces and add to farfel. Cover pan and cook on low flame until water/broth is evaporated. Enjoy!


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