Ever have those thoughts that jump right to the forefront of your brain unhindered by whatever you are engaged in at the moment? They can be about bills, high school memories or, heaven forbid, a food dish from your past. Food memories, those are my favorite!
One of my most favorite and often memory is of a hot dog. Not just any hot dog, but the one I used to eat during lunch in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. This goes way back to the late 1970’s when I used to work part time for a book store on King Street. The sandwich shop was a couple of blocks away and I would always rush in there and order two Saint Bernards to go.
The Saint Bernard “dog” was a steamed wiener on a steamed bun, sealed in with strips of melted Swiss cheese and lathered with mayonnaise and catsup. The Swiss flavor comes through and gives the hot dog a subtle bite against the mayo/catsup sweetness. By the way, you can cook your dog any way you want if you are not a steam fan. That’s it, simple and yet–different. Now go grab a cold, crisp kosher dill pickle spear and some chips to go with it.
I have searched the Internet repeatedly and have yet to find any reference to this Saint Bernard Hot Dog recipe. Please leave a comment if this sparks a memory for you or if you have a particular food memory you would like to share.
John Kilgallon, Restaurant Recipe Secrets