I know, I know, yesterday I posted about fall and today I’m doing a summertime staple – Hobbits like to do things differently :). It’s date night and my original plan was ribs, but The Lady really wants them on Saturday instead, so I’m switching it up a little and doing dogs with cauli-fries and cauli-tots instead. I do like hot dogs – yeh, I know, they aren’t the healthiest ‘meat’ out there but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. There’s something satisfying about the SNAP in a nice, natural casing dog, even if it’s full of nitrates and other stuff that probably isn’t fit for human consumption. I face two battles when it comes to doing dogs – finding a good brand of dog…and the roll.
In the area we live in, you can get natural casing dogs all day long…as long as they are the red ones. Ugh. Not a fan. At all. I had NO IDEA how difficult it would be to find a natural COLOR and natural casing dog in this area! I hit 4 stores before I found them. Yes. 4. The first two places I went to looked at me like I had two heads, they couldn’t wrap their head around ANYONE wanting something other than reds. EVERYONE LOVES REDS I was told. Ummmm.
NOT THE LADY!
NO RED HOT DOGS FOR US!
Now, if you are in an area where red hot dogs are like finding a smart Kardashian (non-existant), this is what they look like:
See? Told you they are red! And despite everyone saying they taste the same, they don’t. They have a different flavor. Not a bad one…but different. The big issue for us is the RED. That coloring cannot be good for us! Yes, I know, I’m talking about hot dogs like they are a healthy food but… The other issue? Pooping. It’s red. Not just ‘oh, a little bit different color’ (com’on, you know you’ve checked it out before, don’t get all grossed out on me now), but ‘HOLY SHIT I JUST POOPED CANDY APPLE RED LOGS!!’ Yeh. Unsettling. Ok. GROSS.
I did find regular tan dogs like the processed meat gods intended, ironically made by the same company as the red ones.
Now, what the hell am I going to put them in? Hmmm. Well, I read the amazing Joyful Girl’s Perfect Primo Bread recipe and thought, “Hobbit, what can you do with that?” I first tried it right as she wrote it and it made AMAZING bread, but for a roll it wasn’t quite right. So, out came the Hobbit Magic Book of Modifications, a little tweak here, a substitute there, sprinkle some Hobbit Dust and BAM! Hot dog (or sub) rolls!! Best thing is? Make it all in your blender or food processor. Sweet!!
Ironically, as I finished them, The Lady asked when her fathead corndogs were going to be done so I didn’t use them for the hotdogs, but I did pop some pastrami and cheese in one… OH YES!!! NAILED IT!! (Corndog recipe coming tonight, too, watch for it). Look at those nooks and crannies!!
Hobbit's Keto DogSub rolls
Ingredients (makes 4 rolls):
6 tbsp coconut flour
3 tbsp unflavored whey isolate ( used Piping Rock – not affiliated with them, just good stuff!)
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp bacon grease
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp xantham gum
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 350F
Make 4 dog roll shaped forms out of aluminum foil (I formed mine around a box from tomato paste but you can just eyeball it if you want). Place forms on baking sheet, spray down with cooking spray (I use coconut oil spray).
Dump all the ingredients into a blender or food processor. Melt the grease, add that as well, then blend\process until well combined and a little thick – think cake batter consistency. Pour\spoon equal amounts in each form, then spread smooth with spatula or back of a spoon. Pop in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the top browns. Take them out and let them cool completely before unwrapping.
Stuff them with meat and enjoy!!!
Nutritional information: Calories each 240, Fat:22g, Protein: 8, Carbs: 2, Fiber: 1, Net carbs: 1