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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Smoky Bacon Hot Dogs with bourbon BBQ sauce & Onion Rings

With "footy' season in full swing,why not try out these great dogs from Donna Hay!  Full of flavour and not tricky to pull together. An impressive supporter's feast.  The onion rings made with pickled onions are a tangy change.
Don't be put off by the list of ingredients they are mainly spices!

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 good quality beef sausages
4 crusty hot dog bread rolls
8 slices matured cheddar

Bourbon BBQ Sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 finely chopped brown onion
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 cup (250ml) bourbon or whiskey
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes

Smoky bacon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
4 bacon rasher

Pickled Onion Rings
1 cup (150g) plain flour, plus a little extra for dusting
1/2 cup (50g) cornflour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon caster sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
330ml pale ale beer
Vegetable oil for deep frying
8 pickled onions, sliced

Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius
BBQ sauce
Heat oil and fry onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes until softened.  Add the bourbon/whiskey and bring to the boil for 1 minute, add the paprika, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and tin tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently for about 20 minutes or until thickened to a sauce consistency.  Set aside.
Smoky bacon
Place sugar, paprika and chilli in a small bowl and mix to combine. Spread bacon on a wire rack that is on an oven tray.  Sprinkle half the sugar mixture onto the bacon, bake for 7 minutes, turn the bacon over, sprinkle the remaining mixture over the bacon and cook for a further 8 minutes until crisp and golden. Set aside.
 Pickled Onion Rings
Combine flour, cornflour, baking powder, caster sugar, salt and paprika in a bowl and mix well. Slowly add the beer and whisk until smooth.  Heat the oil until very hot, dust the onion slices into the extra flour and then into the batter.  Cook for 2 minutes until golden.
Cook Sausages until cooked through.
Assemble hot dogs by placing sauce in the roll adding sausage, smoky bacon, chees and then top with onion rings and Enjoy.

Mamma Marmalade

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