The Italian Hot Dog ___

The Italian Hot Dog


For the hot dogs:

  • 6 hot dogs
  • 6 buns

For the zucchini:

  • 6 mediun zucchini
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • oil for frying


To make the hot dogs:

  1. Cook the hot dogs according to the package instructions.*The Zucchini taste best on hot dogs that have been cooked on the barbecue.

To make the zucchini:

  1. Wash the Zucchini and slice them in rounds a little less than 1/4" thick.
  2. Add a little olive oil in a saute` pan and saute` all the sliced zucchini on both sides until they are golden brown. Place on paper towels and set aside.
  3. Transfer the fried zucchini on a serving platter and sprinkle with salt as desired.
  4. In a small bowl mix the vinegar, oil, garlic and fresh mint. Add salt as desired.
  5. Pour mixture over the zucchine, cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.   
  6. Top the hot dogs with 2-3 tablespoons of the zucchini or as desired.