I love food ads in mom magazines from the 60s and 70s. How could I not when it means I encounter things like these Kellog’s/Reynolds “Hot Doggities”?
I eat a lot of veggie dogs. On the grill or sautéed in a skillet, I eat them in buns and add them to omlettes and batches of veggie chili. Hot dogs aren’t gross if you know they contain zero mysterious “meats”.
After I stopped laughing at this ad, I thought they might be onto something, so I gathered up the few simple ingredients. Ketchup, corn flakes, and veggie dogs.
I decided to cut my “jumbo dog” into bite-sized pieces before dipping and coating, assisted by a wooden skewer.
Worried they would be a little bland (without those meat-oils found in real hot dogs) I added a pinch of garlic and onion seasoning blend to each nugget before popping them in the oven.
In addition to a cup of veggie chili, these little bites were actually really tasty…way more than I thought they were going to be. The ketchup layer lends flavor, but also makes sure the delightfully crunchy corn flake crumbs have something to hold on to. A pinch of seasoning (any seasoning) shouldn’t be skipped – it made a huge difference.
This foray into hot dogs, ketchup, corn flakes, and tin foil has been brought to you by The Apron Archives.