“Hot Doggities” Veggie Dog Bites

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.

9 thoughts on ““Hot Doggities” Veggie Dog Bites

    • Aimee says:

      Thanks, Fi. I knew it was a bit of a risk to make something clearly gross looking, but that’s what I celebrate. Someone pitched that ad and got paid handsomely! I love it…

  1. Fatima says:

    Oh my, this looks incredible! Have you ever tried the veggie corndogs?? Morningstar had them and for a while and they were discontinued for about a year and a half but now they are back on the market-yay! They sell the regular size veggie corndogs and they also have them in mini corndogs, this post reminded me of them. 🙂 They are pretty good but I think your “Hot Doggities” (love the name) would give them a run for their money! 🙂

    • Aimee says:

      Hi Fatima! I have had the Trader Joe’s version, but not MF! I will have to pick some up – I am sure they are yummy. 🙂

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