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Hartford Dog

We ensure that everyone will love this dog loaded up with the classics—good ol’ ketchup, mustard and a briny homemade relish.

Ingredients

Hot Dogs

Homemade Cucumber Relish

Instructions

Hot Dogs

  1. Grill hot dogs to desired doneness. 
  2. Arrange hot dogs in toasted buns. 
  3. Top each hot dog with ketchup, mustard and a spoonful of relish.

Homemade Cucumber Relish

Making a batch of this relish takes some time but very little effort, and your cookouts will benefit all summer long.

Makes about 3 pints

  1. Wash the cucumbers and bell peppers well, then cut into ¼-inch dice. Finely chop the onion and combine with the other vegetables in a large bowl. You should have about 6 cups total. 
  2. Sprinkle the turmeric over the vegetables. Stir the salt into the 4 cups water until dissolved. Pour the brine over the vegetables and let stand at room temperature for 3 hours. 
  3. Drain well then cover vegetables with fresh cool water. Let stand 1 hour then drain. 
  4. Wrap the spices in a small square of cheesecloth and tie to secure. Combine the brown sugar, vinegar and spice bag in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour the mixture over the drained vegetables and refrigerate, uncovered, overnight (and up to 18 hours). 
  5. Transfer the relish mixture to a small pot and bring to a boil. Pack the boiling-hot relish into hot, sterilized jars; seal at once. Let stand at least 3 days before eating.