Trailer Park Dog

This is my take on the Trailer Park Dog, another great dog from the Dougie Dog food truck from Vancouver, Canada. I’ve been watching the show Eat Street on the Cooking Channel. They recently had an episode where they visited Dougie Dog and after seeing all the great dogs they have, I decided to make my own versions. Of course, if they had a truck here in Indianapolis, I’d be camped outside their door right now.

Trailer Park DogIs there an easier hot dog recipe? Probably, but not a good one. Don’t laugh at the simplicity of these hot dogs. They’re actually quite tasty. You get a crunch from the chips and a nice creamy cheesiness from… well, the cheese.

I was going to serve these trailer park dogs on some fru-fru fancy hot dog rolls I picked up from Taylor’s Bakery, but that just didn’t seem right. Grab yourself a pack of the cheapest buns you can find and enjoy some good dogs.

Also try my Alpine hot dogs.

Trailer Park Dog

Is there an easier hot dog recipe? Probably, but not a good one. Don’t laugh at the simplicity of these hot dogs. They’re actually quite tasty. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 263kcal
Author Based on a menu item from Dougie Dog

Ingredients

  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 1 cup plain potato chips crumbled
  • 1 cup cheese sauce warmed (or American cheese slices. I used nacho cheese sauce)
  • pickled jalapeno slices optional

Instructions

  • Just cook up the dogs and warm the buns.
  • Top with cheese sauce and crumbled potato chips.
  • Add jalapenos if you like.

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Smoked Potato Chips

I had my Weber Smokey Mountain smoker set up for a cold smoke the other day, making a batch of smoked cheeses. Since I already had everything in place, I decided to throw on a bag of cheap, plain potato chips. In a short time I had a batch of fantastic tasting smoked potato chips! How easy is that?!
Smoked Potato ChipsCold smoking can be a tricky endeavor. The key is to not get above 90 F. Though chips aren’t as picky as cheeses, which of course can melt if you get your temperatures too high, you still don’t want to cook them over high heat or get too much smoke on them.

My cold smoke setup is easy: 4 lit charcoal briquettes topped with a piece of apple wood. Once the wood starts to smoke I put on the chips or cheeses or whatever I am cold smoking. I monitor the temperature in the smoker, making any damper adjustments needed to maintain 90 F. It’s easier to do on a cloudy, cool day. I taste as I go, until I get the amount of smoky flavor I want.

Cold Smoke SetupServe up even more smoky goodness by making some smoked onion dip.

Smoked Potato Chips

I had my smoker set up for a cold smoke the other day, making a batch of smoked cheeses. Since I already had everything in place, I decided to throw on a bag of cheap, plain potato chips. In a short time I had a batch of fantastic tasting smoked potato chips!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 bag
Calories 1230kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For cold smoking

  • 4 lit charcoal briquettes
  • 1 small chunk apple wood

For the smoked potato chips

  • 1 bag plain potato chips

Instructions

For cold smoking

  • Place the 4 lit briquettes in the bottom of your smoker.
  • Add the wood chunk.
  • Once the wood is smoking, you can add the potato chips.

For the smoked potato chips

  • Place the chips in an aluminum pan over a cold smoke setup at 90 F.
  • Smoke 20-30 minutes, gently tossing once or twice, until the desired smoke taste is achieved.

Nutrition

Calories: 1230kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 83g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1090mg | Potassium: 3727mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Great Lakes Potato Chips

“Welcome to chip nirvana.” That’s what it says on the Great Lakes Potato Chips company website. And they’re right.

Great Lakes Potato ChipsI was lucky enough to have a friend pick up a few bags of these chips from Michigan. After reading some reviews of them I couldn’t wait to try them.

Great Lakes Potato ChipsThese chips are kettle cooked to crispy perfection, with no oily feel. They have the skins still on (I love that!) and are very thin,  but they actually hold up to even the thickest dip. I was surprised. I figured they’d break and die a horrid crumbly death in a bowl of my thick onion dip, but no. They took it like champs.

I really wish I could get these chips in central Indiana. I’d back up the truck on them for sure. They are the perfect party chip. Great flavor, great texture, great crunch, not overly salty and definitely not oily.

I score them highly on the ‘Mater Rater. Also check out my review of the crazy-good Route 11 chips.

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