Thursday, March 5, 2009

Almost Puka Dogs

After yesterday's pretzels, both Justin and I thought that the dough might be good to try to make Puka Dog rolls. I made hot dogs wrapped with biscuit dough the other day, and while they were not intended to replicate Puka Dogs, they caused Justin to start craving a Puka Dog. So we ran to the store today to pick up hot dogs (not something I typically have in the fridge) as well as some ingredients to try to copy the signature Puka Dog sauces - namely the Mango Relish and Lemon Garlic Jalapeno Sauce. Mixing up the sauces and baking the pretzel rolls went just fine. The problem came about when we were trying to figure out how to pierce the pretzel bun in a way that would allow us to get the hot dog inside it. I first used the metal handle of a wisk, but it wasn't large enough in diameter to allow the hot dog to slide into it. We couldn't think of what else to do, so we ended up just simply slicing them like a regular hot dog bun. This certainly lost some of the authenticity of a Puka Dog, but it was all we could do. Then we slathered on some of the Lemon Garlic Jalapeno Sauce I made (lemon zest and juice, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt and pepper, and a little mayo blended in the food processor).
Next came a schmear of the mango relish (just mango puree, really).
Add the hot dog, and voila! While not exactly a Puka Dog, it was pretty darn close, and we both enjoyed the silly things for a late lunch/early dinner.


allison said...

Ok, so here's yet another Justin-esque website...

pghcjs said...

I'm ready for a Puka dog, pretzel, mint brownie day.