I saw my friend The Vulgar Chef dip a hot dog in a cup of clam chowder and honestly it changed my life. I made these right after I saw it. I used a can of clam chowder and it came out great, but it would also be good with homemade, takeout, or leftovers. The key is that the clam chowder is super thick. You want it to be thick enough to stay on top of the dogs.
I cooked these dogs with the bacon so the bacon fat could coat them nicely.
Pop them into perfectly buttered and griddled rolls. Ideally you want New England Split Top Style.
Then smother on the chowder.
Top with chowder toppings like bacon, scallions, and oyster crackers.
Hot Dogs and Clam Chowder – the match we never knew we needed in our lives.
Clam Chowder Hot Dog
- 1.5 cups clam chowder
- 8 strips bacon
- 8 hot dogs
- 8 hot dog buns
- oyster crackers
- 4 chives sliced thin
- Use your favorite clam chowder, homemade or a can. Make sure it is a pretty thick one though so it stays on top of the dogs. Warm it up in a pan while you make everything else.
- Cook the bacon in a pan until crisp. Remove and add the hot dogs. Cook about 5 minutes to brown on all sides and warm through.
- Add the butter to a pan and cook the buns in the butter on all sides until golden.
- Put the dogs in the buns, top with the chowder, then the bacon, then the crackers, then the chives