Wiener Wednesday: Hot Dog Soup

Courtesy of Bump's Hot DogsAlso, I need that hat.

I need the weenie chef’s hat in the worst way.

Welcome to another Wiener Wednesday! This is extra-special because you, gentle readers, took to the polls to determine this week’s dish. After the votes had been counted, Hot Dog Soup was elected your frankfurter dish of choice with just under 50% of the votes. I am not surprised since it was the most dubious sounding of the bunch (although I thought that Yankee Spaghet would have made a stronger showing. Alas, that Italian treat will have to be saved for another day).

This recipe was submitted to DiS! by Sue J., one of the totally awesome people who follow me over on Facebook This little gem comes from Heavenly Helpings: Sisters of the Presentation ca.1984

Oh, those wacky nuns.

Hot Dog Soup

  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 can tomato soup (condensed kind–undiluted)
  • 7 to 8 hot dogs
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 stick margarine or butter

Cover potatoes to the top with water. Cook until done. Add once can of tomato Soup. Slice hot dogs and add to potatoes. Add salt and pepper tot aste. Cookuntil hot dogs are done. Add margarine or butter. Stir and serve.

Well, you can’t get any easier than that. Bring on my big saucepan!

I cut this recipe down to 2 potatoes, 2 hot dogs and 1/4 stick of light butter. Which, I am very glad I did because that recipe would have made a lot of Hot Dog Soup.

Let’s get down to it:

hot dog soup

Mmmmm. Potatoes and Hebrew National Franks in boiling water.

hot dog soup

With the tomato soup and a pat of butter.
Because why the fuck not?

hot dog soup

The sprinkling of dried parsley really makes it special.
Gourmet, even.

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Close-up weenie goodness

I’m glad that the soup was such a breeze to make because if were more steps than this, or god forbid, involved a roux, I’d be pissy. The soup wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t good, either (I feel like I say that about 75% of the food I make).  I think that the copious amounts of Crystal Hot Sauce I added in the bowl made it edible. The end result was kind of like a very spicy tomato bisque. With the random piece of frank here and there.

Ew. That sounds disgusting.

I will not be making this again. But I am not putting a pox on the house of Sue J., either.

Do you think you can top Hot Dog Soup? I am always accepting recipes and suggestions for Wiener Wednesdays–and all the other days, too. I love a challenge! You can share them over on the DiS! Facebook page or email me

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0 Responses to Wiener Wednesday: Hot Dog Soup

  1. Jill says:

    I have a friend who is the biggest food snob on the planet, every time I read your posts (especially the hot dog ones), I get such joy in thinking of her reactions to your recipes. Hot dog soup would give her chest pains.
    I love you and your no-frills approach to cooking. Seriously. Much love.

  2. Oh my goodness. You always make me smile. Like this: :-D. I’m glad it wasn’t horrible. Will you be too offended if I don’t try it at home?

  3. Phairhead says:

    Whew! I’m glad I didn’t make you gag. 😀

    Love the RC Cola….that “model” has a Paul Lynde quality to him

  4. Erin says:

    Bummer. I had such high hopes for hot dog soup. I thought surely it would end up in my dinner rotation. As always, thanks for the laughs!

  5. Hekky Catz says:

    My father put hotdogs in everything. I once make sukiyaki. It was hard to find the ingredients in the small town we lived in. He “improved” the dish with franks. I was horrified. He would approve of hotdog soup.

  6. You continue to amaze me with your wiener bravery!

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