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Old 09-15-2012, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by larryace View Post
What is the dark green crap on that hot dog?
Larry, that's "neon relish." It's one of the staple ingredients of a Chicago hot dog. Here's the full list from the Wikipedia article:

A Chicago-style hot dog, or Chicago Dog, is a steamed or water-simmered all-beef frankfurter[1][3] on a poppy seed bun,[4] originating from the city of Chicago, Illinois. The hot dog is topped with yellow mustard; chopped white onions; bright green sweet pickle relish; a dill pickle spear; tomato slices or wedges; pickled sport peppers; and a dash of celery salt.[1][5][6][7] The complete assembly of a Chicago hot dog is said to be "dragged through the garden" due to the many toppings.[8][9]

The canonical recipe[1] does not include ketchup, and there is a widely-shared, strong opinion among many Chicagoans and aficionados that ketchup is unacceptable.[10][11][12][13] A number of Chicago hot dog vendors do not even offer ketchup as a condiment,[14] while those who do often use it as a litmus test
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