The Great Hot Dog Debate

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by NitroxAZ, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Hell yes it's a sandwich

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  2. Definitely not a sandwich

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  3. In a class all it's own

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  1. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    While standing around the BBQ this weekend, we got into a debate that took on a life of it's own. That debate was this - Is a Hot Dog a sandwich? What say you?
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Not a sandwich. A sandwich is between two pieces of bread or a bun. The hinge on the hot dog bun makes it IMPOSSIBLE to be called a sandwich....puh-leeze.

    Good question, though.
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Not a sandwich. Definitely in a class all it's own. Same as a bratwurst, Italian Sausage, etc.

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  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    But..........sometimes that hinge breaks. :(
     
  5. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    ^^^ does have a point if you think about it it's more like a slider or a grinder (northerner for subs) If you ever get a sub from subway they are too hinged...
     
  6. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Faulty hinges can be annoying, but the bun design clearly incorporated the hinge, meaning the hot dog is NOT a sandwich.

    I don't think anyone can debate this.
     
  7. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Some sandwiches DO use a form of hinged bun. That alone does not mean that the hot dog is a sandwich, though.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Meat, wellll ground up lips and but rings, between bread is a sandwhich.
     
  9. falseharmonix

    falseharmonix New Member

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    I'm going to have to go with lon on this one. The hinge does play a part in the naming of non-sandwich. After all, you can slice brats, dogs, or other sausages lengthwise and lay them out on a regular sandwich bread or roll, and then call it a sandwich (after you top it with your choice of cheese, horseradish, mustard, onions, pickles, chili, or what have you.....)

    But the mighty dog/brat/sausage, in its non-sliced stage, is not a sandwich.

    What about the Krispy Kreme burger? I mean, a doughnut is not a sandwich....:confused:
     
  10. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Well, there's ANOTHER angle. Why is this not in the poll? Amateur pollsters....cheesh.
     
  11. freefall

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    I voted yes. Then I looked it up, sandwich defined as food product between two pieces of bread or one on piece of bread-open face sandwich. However, sometimes i smear PB on bread, then J and fold it over. Is that not a PBJ sandwich? And if the hinge of hot dog bun breaks so it is two pieces of bread it must be a sandwich eh? Unless you want to debate whether a hot dog is a food product...:rolleyes:
     
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  12. ViNoM

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    Okay, so define "Hot Dog"

    Are you speaking of the wiener + the bun and all the toppings? Or just the dog?

    You can split the dog down the center and put in on sandwich bread, but something in the back of my mind says something's just not right about that. My mom tried to pull that on my as a child, it just doesn't sit well. Doesn't taste the same either.

    Also, what else do you eat on those long buns?? anything?? I can't think of anything but a wiener, so I'm gunna have to put it in a class all its own.
     
  13. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    All of these arguements are moot! Whatever a hot dog is I know one thing ..... they are AWESOME! :D

    Time for lunch ;)
     

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  14. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    The discussion so far is similar to the one had this weekend. What if you put deli meat in a hot dog bun? Is that a sandwich, a la sub sandwich? Hinge or no hinge.
     
  15. NitroxAZ

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    Because, that is a Krispy Kreme (still a bread prouct) with a hamburger patty. Not a frank. That would be silly...
     
  16. WDbeej

    WDbeej New Member

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    It is a sandwich. Follow this:
    1- A form of sausage contained in a roll includes; Hot dogs, bratwurst, kielbasa and italian sausage.
    2- Go to any Italian festival and look at the signage on the cart or wagon and it states: "Italian Sausage Sandwiches"
    3- If they are classed together and one is openly called a sandwich, the other must be.
    4- Hot dogs are nothing more than anorexic bologna(sp?) logs. Same overly ground up meat byproducts extruded into synthetic casings.
     
  17. WDbeej

    WDbeej New Member

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    Have you ever seen hot dogs being made? I can dress a carcass, I can break down primordals, I can grind and make my own sausages but the sight of the what they stuff into the casings and call food makes my stomach weak. You cannot identify anything that is in there. At least with brats, kielbasa and italian sausages, you can identify that it was once meat. Not so with hot dogs.:eek:
     
  18. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Lunch meat is flat Hot dog is round. It can't be a sammich.
     
  19. WDbeej

    WDbeej New Member

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    Ever made the big can of Manwich? Makes more mix than an 8 pack of burger buns. In a pinch, you can use hot dog buns for Manwich mixings or chili for a poor man's Sloppy Joe. Dog buns are heartier than sliced bread for that little extra. Of course the best is to scoop up the extras onto Pringles Crisps.:D
     
  20. lonyaeger

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    I know, aren't they great? :)