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Can hot dogs be eaten raw?
Old 07-13-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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Not that I would eat one raw (they are dicey enough cooked!) but I just told my son that it's okay to eat one raw and wanted to make sure I was right. (He won't eat one raw)

It came up b/c we just got a grill, and he's been grilling dinner for us. I was explaining last night, when he was grilling steak, how important it is to wash off the plate that had the uncooked meat on it, or to get a new plate.

He must have actually listened; as he went out with the hot dogs, he said that he would come back in to wash off the plate. I said he didn't really have to, as hot dogs were technically okay the way they are (if gross).

Was I right?


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Old 07-13-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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I'd still wash the plate, just cause I think hot dog juice is gross....but yes, they are already cooked when you buy them. You are just re-heating when you grill them.
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I don't eat hot dogs anymore (ick ick ick ), but ate them all the time when I was a kid. And yep, used to eat them straight out of the fridge without cooking them. I'm sure somebody will say that's unhealthy, but I don't remember ever getting sick. I'm pretty sure they're already cooked when you buy them.
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I used to
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eat them raw as a kid, cannot figure out why though
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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I think if you buy the big brand packaged kind at the grocery store you should fine-----My family has eaten many this way without complication on camping trips. If you buy the fancy kind in natural casings you should probably cook those first.


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Old 07-13-2010, 02:32 PM
 
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Yep - no one has ever eaten a raw hot dog because they're cooked when you buy them. All you do is get them warm. I love hot dogs!
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Already cooked!
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My own loved them cold out of the fridge, but I asked my Dr. first.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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Yah, I thought all hot dogs were already cooked before they are sold. You just warm them up to make them more appealing.
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Growing up my best friend used to eat them right out of the package. I thought it was weird and only ate them cooked. She never got sick from it.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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I used to eat them straight out of the package. Then when I became pregnant with ds #1 my mom told me some gross story (that she probably made up) to get me to quit. It worked!
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Yep!
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I use to take cold hot dogs in my lunch instead of a sandwich when I was a kid! kind of icky now but it didn't hurt me! They are pre-cooked.
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love them
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it's just like bologna!
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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Yep, fully cooked already. No worries. (Except for all the additives, but that's another issue altogether.)
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Hot Dog-Mock Ham Salad
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I grew up eating a Mock ham salad that my mother made. It was yummy! She has long since passed on, but I still make the salad. The only change I made was that I use Turkey dogs, because I don't care for the beef dogs.

Here is the recipe for those of you that may want to try it. You will need to have a food processor or meet grinder.

1 pk of rinsed turkey dogs
1/4 peeled yellow onion
1medium sized dill pickle
1 slice of bread (the heal is great for this, because you grind it.)

Process or grind the above ingredients together

Add about 1/2 C of mayo
2 T mustard

1 t Mortins Seasoning salt
1/2 t cellary salt

Mix well and make yummy summer sandwich.
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