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Hot dog / hotdog
Correctly made, Hot Dogs should be made with a smoked Bockwurst sausage. These are very hard to buy in Britain, as is the correct German mustard. A good imitation of the latter can be made by mixing half English and half Dijon mustard varieties together; sauerkraut can be bought at supermarkets (and further improved by being cooked with a little dry white wine); and Herta probably make the best widely available frankfurter. For true ingredients visit "The German Wurst and Delicatessen" 127 Central Street, London EC1 (Tel: 020-7250 1322). See 'Frankfurters'
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