Monday, March 08, 2010

So. Damn. Good.

I was introduced to hot dogs wrapped in tortillas last year.
What a stupid, simple idea. And nothing could be better. Really, addictively yummy.
Then I went on a self-imposed wheat-products vacation for six months. There are teff tortillas, and probably other non-gluten ones, but the texture is not as familiar, not as comforting. So I said goodbye to my dogs.
Until I got the all-clear on gluten. Go ahead! Eat it! You're safe!
I did a little binge last week on all things tortilla: burritos and hot dogs. I guess I had a lot of tortillas.
This week my gut is telling me to knock it off, and I am sadly complying. It was nice while it lasted, but I can't handle the stuff. I felt freedom: any restaurant would be safe, any cracker could be nibbled, that contaminated old toaster could be used again.
But, no.
Anyway. If you can eat tortillas, try this.
The tortilla is smeared with a little mayo and topped with a smidge of fried kimchi (just take it out of the jar and sizzle it in a pan for a minute). Add cooked dog, roll and eat.
Wahhh.

19 comments:

kudzu said...

Well, at least it was fun while it lasted!

Thought I had shared this before (but checked the link and it wasn't there). Willie, the counterman/cook at the snack bar at The Co-Op -- back in the day -- specialized in hot link sausages wrapped in flour tortillas, the first/only time I ever saw them. I adopted the practice, using really good dogs, and they remain a secret vice....not so secret now, I guess. Think I'll stick with Gulden's, though, for condiment.

Kailyn said...

Love sauerkraut so kimchee should be good too. No mayo for me though. I'm all about the mustard. Hmmm. And now I really want a hot dog. Or perhaps a sausage. A nice bratwurst...

Hungry Dog said...

Ok, I'll do it. I can eat gluten (don't mean to brag) so I'll give this a whirl. I like the kimchee part. Oh and the hot dog part too.

cookiecrumb said...

Kudzu: I remember you telling me about Willie and the wraps. Must have been in an email. Yums.
Mustard is perfectly fine, but like Kailyn says, kimchee is just spicy sauerkraut. A chacun...

Kailyn: No mayo for you, and Biggles won't touch a hard-boiled egg. To each his own.

Hungry Dog: This is such a bone-headed "recipe," I wouldn't even write about it except it's so good.

Zoomie said...

Maybe you can have flour but in moderation? It sounds like you pigged out a bit and maybe just one hot dog wrapped in a tortilla every now and then wouldn't bring on the protest from your innards? Daughter Katie had several food allergies at one time and she found that she could have a little of her favorites, just not a lot, and not all the faves at once.

Also, once she got rid of her mercury-based fillings and replaced them with the non-mercury ones, her allergies went away. Had you recently gotten a new amalgum filling? It's a rhetorical question - no need to actually tell me! :-)

dancingmorganmouse said...

Yes, yes, all well and good but show us the shoes!

Marie said...

I think you should trademark this concoction. It's the end of the day, however, so I'm not able to provide any witty possibilities for a good name! :p

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: I think you are absolutely right. I can nibble on a tiny toast tapa and not get hideous you-know-whats (oy, the toilet paper expense). It won't kill me to eat some now and again. Actual celiac sufferers really can't eat gluten at all or they harm their bodies. So, yeah, I'm not horribly disheartened. xo

Mouse: I know! I can't get my toes in the holes, but I'm giving it a good try tomorrow. I read the instructions.

Marie: Perro Caliente? A la Korea?

Greg said...

You know that I love the dogs in tortilla's! Corn tortillas are good too. Do they upset you?
http://lifesapicnic.blogspot.com/2007/04/hot-links.html

namastenancy said...

I love love love flour tortillas and the idea of not being able to eat them would be tragic! Maybe you can eat them once in a while?

Ah - I see that Zoomie has already brought this up. Good, because a life without a hot flour tortilla wrapped around something good once in a while is just to bleak to contemplate.

Amy Sherman said...

My mother used to make those, but with no mayo or kimchi, just some melted cheddar cheese. I wonder if they'd taste as good today as they did then?

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: I do know you love them, you and Kudzu. Thanks for suggesting corn tortillas; I probably would have tried them eventually but it's so nice to get your endorsement.

Nancy: I will try the occasional sneak, and monitor the results. Right now I'm so miserable, gut-wise, that I almost don't want to risk wheat again. I think I can in small amounts now and then; thanks. ;)

meg said...

wow, it sounds absolutely heartbreaking. how i love heartbreaking (and heartstopping) food. keep 'em coming.

EB of SpiceDish said...

Wow.... memories of my childhood!! I used to eat a (not-so) similar concoction when I came home from school as a kid. I'd put a slice of good, old square, cellophane wrapped "cheese" on a tortilla, melt it on the burner and then pop a hot dog in there, roll it up and head to the table for homework. Ahhh flashbacks...

cookiecrumb said...

Meg: I completely get what you mean by heartbreaking. It's humble, not inelegant, as good as it can be at that price and who cares if it's not French Laundry. It becomes a sort of food icon.

EB: Wow, doesn't sound too really bad! I never ate that cellophane cheese, but if that's what was in the fridge, you were making a charming (and avant-garde) snack!

Leslie said...

Oh my goodness! It's the first slightly warm day in Chicago (and by that I mean above freezing) and I suddenly want a hot dog and potato salad. You're last two posts did me in and I think that'll be my dinner tonight!

Thanks for pushing me over the edge!

cookiecrumb said...

Leslie: Sorry for your cold clime, but happy to hear your Spring appetite is aroused.
(I didn't even realized I back-to-backed dogs and potato salad. Yay!)

Lannae said...

I love hotdogs in tortillas! So yummy!

cookiecrumb said...

Lannae: Another vote! My eyes are opened. I've got plans for homemade non-gluten tortillas next time. Yay.