Summer’s heating up — seriously heating up — and it’s time to start thinking about lovely tropical destinations. One of those nice islands with palm trees and pineapple, perhaps?
But if you can’t afford a magical Hawaiian vacation, and if you think “staycation” is a sad made-up word that just wants you to feel better about not affording the magical Hawaiian vacation, then maybe it’s easier to try traveling to exotic destinations via your kitchen!
1 lb. franks
2/3 cup drained crushed pineapple
4 tbsp. French’s mustard
8 slices white bread
Mix drained pineapple and French’s Mustard. Split franks in half, lengthwise, but not quite through. Heat in ungreased skillet, then remove and place diagonally across bread slices. Spoon pineapple-mustard mixture into frank slits. Wrap bread around each frank, overlapping corners. Secure with toothpicks. Melt small amount of butter in skillet (low heat). Brown wrapped franks, turning so bread is toasted on all sides. Add butter if needed. 4 servings.
Because trips to Hawaii always involve mustardy pineapple, right?
It’s the pineapple that’s so out-of-place here. Or perhaps, since we want to be transported to Hawaii, everything else doesn’t belong.
Well, let’s get right into it, these hot dogs aren’t going to stuff themselves…
Are we ruining the mustard or the pineapple, here?
OK, actually, it’s not terrible, it’s both spicy and sweet and could (in theory) be tasty.
It’s also a little bit runny, but stays more or less in the hot dog crevices.
You need to have very, very soft bread to wrap around hot dogs; this was just very soft, so tended to crack a little bit. The toothpicks held, though.
Frying these wasn’t at all easy, because the sauce tended to ooze out and the bread burned easily.
Sweet, fruity mustard can be a tasty condiment, but it’s apparently an acquired taste. Oddly, one kid hated the bread, the other hated the hot dog. I thought it was ok, but certainly not worth making again. Don’t try it unless you’re in charge of the franks for a luau-themed 4th picnic!
Found in the Flickr stream of girlcalledheaven.