Sometimes you come across a retro ad that’s just so delightfully bizarre. And this one has it all. Slightly spooky photo of the recipe’s creator, a crazy mixture of ingredients, and a lot of alliteration.
Pick a pickle, pack a pickle. Buffet buffs will love your pickle boats.
This recipe was brought to you by the letters B and P.
Judy Latham’s Saucy Dilly Dugouts are some of the silliest buffet snacks that I’ve ever seen. It just screams out to be cooked, tasted, and shared with the world — on my blog’s virtual buffet, of course. (I thought I had seen another vintage recipe blog make this before, but when you google “Saucy Dilly Dugout” nothing comes up. So… FIRST!)
(Dubious honor, eh?)
Using 1 pickle for each 2 pickle boats desired, select several Heinz Genuine Dill Pickles and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the centres and combine with 1/2 pound finely chopped frankfurters, 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion, 1/2 teaspoon Heinz Mustard, 1/2 teaspoon Heinz Worcestershire Sauce, 1/2 cup grated Canadian cheese, and 1/4 cup Heinz Tomato Ketchup. Pack filling into pickle dugouts and serve as finger food on a buffet.
Canadian Cheese? You know it’s a weird recipe when that is one of the least unusual things on the page…
This is an awful lot of ingredients. We’re using plain ol’ cheddar since we have no idea what “Canadian Cheese” is supposed to be — probably like American, and cheddar is just better American cheese?
It took a lot of shopping to find some large enough pickles. And it takes a lot of work to hollow those pickles out!
After that, though, chopping up hot dogs and onions went really fast.
The reception to this dish was mixed. One kid liked it, another hated it. I thought it was pretty good — I like hot dogs with plenty of cheese, sauces, and pickles, although putting all that into a pickle instead of a bun gets overwhelmingly dilly. Buzz, who hates ketchup and isn’t a fan of hot dogs, managed to eat more than one. But everyone agreed that the saucy dilly dogs would be better without the dugouts, and back in some buns. (Saucy!)
Shelf Life Taste Test brought these inside-out hot dogs to the internet on Flickr.