If you’re a fan of the classic American hot dog but are looking for a twist that will absolutely blow your mind, look no further than these Korean Slaw Dogs. The combination of the savory hot dog, spicy kimchi slaw, and sweet gochujang mayo creates a flavor explosion that you’ll want to experience over and over again.
It all started when I was invited to a friend’s backyard barbecue, and she told me she was serving Korean Slaw Dogs. I was intrigued, as I had never heard of such a thing, but I’m always up for trying new and exciting dishes. One bite and I was hooked! I knew I had to recreate these at home and share the recipe with all of you.
So let’s dive in!
These Korean Slaw Dogs are not only delicious but also surprisingly easy to make. The key is in the bold flavors that come together seamlessly to create a one-of-a-kind experience.
The star of the show: Kimchi Slaw
For the kimchi slaw, you’ll need some store-bought kimchi, shredded cabbage, and carrots, along with a touch of rice vinegar and sesame oil to bring it all together. This slaw packs a punch with its spicy, tangy, and slightly sweet notes. It’s the perfect topping for your hot dog, but you might find yourself eating it by the spoonful!
The magic touch: Gochujang Mayo
The gochujang mayo adds a creamy, sweet, and spicy element that ties everything together. Just mix some gochujang (Korean chili paste), mayonnaise, and a little sugar, and you’ve got the perfect drizzle to finish off your Korean Slaw Dog.
The main event: The Hot Dog
Choose your favorite brand of hot dog, or if you want to go all out, get some high-quality sausages from your local butcher. Cook them up on the grill, stovetop, or even in the oven – whatever method you prefer.
Bringing It All Together
Grab some soft hot dog buns, and it’s time to assemble! Place your cooked hot dog in the bun, pile on a generous amount of kimchi slaw, and drizzle with the gochujang mayo. If you want to add a little extra something, sprinkle on some chopped green onions or sesame seeds for garnish.
Why You Should Try These Korean Slaw Dogs
Not only are these Korean Slaw Dogs a fun and flavorful twist on a classic dish, but they’re also an excellent way to introduce new flavors to your friends and family. The combination of spicy, tangy, sweet, and savory will have everyone asking for seconds – and the recipe!
So go ahead and give these Korean Slaw Dogs a try at your next backyard barbecue, picnic, or just a fun dinner at home. Your taste buds will thank you!
Korean Slaw DogsCourse: Main CourseCuisine: Asian Fusion
Discover the Flavor Explosion of Korean Slaw Dogs – Your New BBQ Must-Have!
4 hot dogs or sausages of your choice
4 hot dog buns
1 cup store-bought kimchi, chopped
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp gochujang (Korean chili paste)
1 tbsp sugar
Optional garnish: chopped green onions, sesame seeds
- Preheat your grill or stovetop to medium heat.
- In a medium bowl, combine the chopped kimchi, shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Mix well to create the kimchi slaw.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, gochujang, and sugar until smooth to create the gochujang mayo.
- Cook the hot dogs or sausages on the grill or stovetop until they are heated through and have a slight char, about 5-7 minutes.
- Lightly toast the hot dog buns on the grill or stovetop for about 1-2 minutes.
- Assemble the Korean Slaw Dogs by placing a cooked hot dog or sausage in each bun. Top generously with the kimchi slaw, and drizzle with the gochujang mayo.
- Garnish with chopped green onions or sesame seeds if desired, and serve immediately.
- You can make the kimchi slaw and gochujang mayo ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
- Feel free to adjust the spiciness of the gochujang mayo by adding more or less gochujang to taste.
- For a vegetarian option, use meatless sausages or hot dogs.