Tupper Lake, November 6, 2012 by Jeff Boucher

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Who let the dogs out????

Well, nobody really. 

 We've got 3 mutts, Lila, Mocha, and Red.
Every now and then they like to escape from our fenced in back yard.
We've  got so much snow left that they have perfected the art of jumping over the fence off a snowbank.

This resulted in one of them going to Doggie Jail last week, overnight. Yup, the Dogcatcher got Mocha as she wandered around the downtown environs of the Metropolis of Tupper Lake. 

We sprung her the next day, and since then they've only escaped one more time, but fortunately we rounded 'em up before the law could reel 'em in.

The Poopatraters, Lila and Mocha.  Red's on the sidebar.

But I digress, this is about food, in particular, the All American Hot Dog.
Over at Serious Eats, Hawk Krall does a weekly post about Hot Dogs, that for a Dog Lover like me is simply great.

I could easily subsist on pizza and hotdogs, irregardless of my doctors advice.

So today, inspired by a conversation I had with DM Cavanagh about hot dogs in the North Country I picked up some locally made dogs.

Glazier Dogs, made in Malone, NY.  Probably the first snappy type dog I ever had.
My buddy Mikey eats 'em right out of the package (Hell, they're pre-cooked) and in my youth I could knock back 4 or 5 at a sitting.

I picked up a 4 pack at my favorite store-Shaheen's IGA today.
 They sell them in all sorts of sizes, and for the purposes of this post , 4 was perfect.
$1.97. Not bad.

I put a little vegetable oil in the frying pan, pre-heated it and cooked those dogs.
They're a funky kind of red. Not sure why they dye them like that, but you'll never mistake a Glazier dog for any other type.

Out of the frying pan and into....

my mouth!
It's been a while since I've had Glazier dogs, but I found they're still a very good choice for all of us localmeatavores.
Pleasantly snappy and spicy with some chopped onion, mustard and ketchup on a buttered toasted roll.

I've gone on over the years to discover other high quality franks, but the Glazier dog will always be a very nostalgic experience, even if I can't throw back 4 or 5.

Eat well my friends!


  1. Good lookin' dogs TC, I'll have to pick up a couple pounds on my next trip to "upstate".

  2. I tried a new hot dog recipe. All beef dogs, with hot cappicola, hot mortadella, pepperoni, pepperoncini, onions, and provolone cheese in a toasted hot dog roll with mayonnaise and mustard. Pretty spicy but went really well with a beer.

  3. Gee Malone NY is just a 30 minute drive from where I live. I will have to try these out.

  4. @AC- Your recipe sounds great-spicy is good!