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"Jersey Ripper" Sausage

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Deep fried dogs are popular in New Jersey and Connecticut and surprisingly delicious especially when made with the right dog - the outside has a nice crunch and the inside stays juicy. Gilbert's Craft Sausages "Froman" works great with this method, turning bright red and ripping open at just the right time. The relish is a cross between Jersey mustard relish and Philadelphia pepper hash - resulting in a perfectly cooling, sweet-hot counterpart to the crispy, deep fried dog. Recipe by Hawk Krall. From https://gilbertssausages.com/recipe/jersey-ripper


  • hot dog (INGREDIENTS)
  • 4 Gilbert's Craft Sausages Froman Uncured Beef Franks (Gilbert's Craft, Froman Uncured Beef Franks)
  • 4 hot dog buns (standard)
  • 24 oz. oil (for frying – canola or peanut oil)
  • 1 onion (small, diced)
  • relish (INGREDIENTS)
  • 1/2 head cabbage (chopped)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (grated)
  • 1 hot cherry pepper (small, or jalapeño, seeded)
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
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    1. Combine all relish ingredients except vinegar in a bowl and let cure for 30 minutes. Add vinegar and rest another 15 minutes before chopping with a hand blender or in a food processor. Texture should be finely chopped but not quite pureed. Even better after 24 hours in the fridge.
    2. Heat oil to 350 - 375 degrees in a saucepan or iron skillet. With metal tongs, carefully drop the Fromans into the hot oil and cook for about 5 minutes or until the skin starts to blister. Let it go longer if you really want it crisp, or finish the dog off on a grill or iron skillet for a minute or two - a trick they use at some of the best Jersey spots.
    3. Place fried dog in the bun (which will soak up the excess oil) and top with relish and raw onions if desired.

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