Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hot Dog Research Takes Us to Lawton's Famous Franks

It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. Today's research took us to a Hot Dog Joint ("HDJ") that has been serving the public since 1929. Or, as Lawton's Famous Franks likes to say it, 81 Doggone Years!

This is our first trip to a HDJ that cooks its dogs by deep frying them. If you're not familiar with this cooking method for dogs, check out the photo on our March 9th post. Those hot dogs were deep fried in our "test kitchen" and they were very good.

In the photo to the left, you see the dogs in the fryer with the buns waiting to be called to duty. The condiment wells to the right are filled with sauerkraut and cooked onions.

In addition to Hot Diggity and myself, we had along two other professional taste testers, "Just Plain Sophia" and her Mother, "Spicy Mustard Mama." Future Hot Dogger, Miles was a welcome addition to our expedition, but he just wanted a baba.

When asked to rate her hot dog, "Just Plain" declared her dog (she got hers just plain) good. The rest of us thought that was an understatement. We rated the dogs excellent. They were crispy and they were very generous in size, extending from both ends of the bun. The buns were toasted, but they weren't buttered. A small but noticeable detail.

The Onion Rings looked delicious however the oil wasn't drained off and they were very greasy. Not good.

The French Fries were very good by everyone's standards except "Just Plain." She loved them!

I just love a good excuse to visit a Hot Dog joint.

Frankly, Yank's Franks will serve the best Hot Dogs!

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