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Ketchup should never be used on a hotdog.
Thank you for your time.
Attention: Mustard or Ranch is great with hotdogs~ lol
Thanks for telling me that.
good more ketchup for me.
*is a rebel*
Ketchup is good on everything.
Stop spreading these lies Ridley. Just...ugh! I can't even look at you know thanks to this heresy!
Ridley should never be used for advice.
Ridley gives most inaccurate advice
I'll turn your attention to the official rules of hotdog etiquette, from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
I've never heard of ranch dressing on a hotdog.
I must inform my associates at once. This could be a revolutionary new development in frankfurter culture.
Wow...Where did you get pointed to such information?
The noble frankfurter is an inextricable part of American culture, like baseball, gun ownership, and making fun of Canada.
It is my duty as a patriotic American to know these things.
But, I always put ketchup on my hotdog...
Well Chicago is doing something right, because they do not believe in using ketchup on hotdogs. If you ask a hotdog vendor in Chicago for ketchup, they'll say this: "If you want ketchup, go to McDonalds down the way and grab some ketchup packets."
This does actually happen in Chicago:
Mayonnaise alone reigns supreme as the condiment of choice for hotdogs....in lieu of chili and cheese of course!
Are you talking about a Sonoran hot dog?
Those usually have mayo on them.
Also, it is a well-known fact that mustard is the superior hotdog condiment.
if there was a way to put ketchup 'inside' the hotdog would that be okay?
Part of it comes down to tradition.
Hot dogs were first served at baseball games in 1893.
At that time, there was no way to refrigerate condiments, so ketchup (which would attract flies due to its high sugar content) was never used. Over time, mustard, which didn't require refrigeration, became the standard condiment.
The main reason, however, is flavor.
Ketchup makers use large amounts of sugar, both to cut the acidity of the tomatoes and to sweeten the product.
While the sugar does cut down greatly on the acidic taste of the tomatoes, it also cuts the taste of everything else.
Ketchup masks and overpowers the taste of most foods.
This is why so many people reach for it when faced with a food they don't like.
For a hotdog lover, masking the flavor of the frank is far from desirable.
In fact, much like putting ketchup on a fine steak, it's considered childish at best, downright insulting at worst.
There's a term for that? I just figured I was weird, lol.