Welcome Friends! There is a Pharmacy in a nearby town called Dinglewood Pharmacy. They have what used to be called a 'lunch counter' inside. It is a local eatery that is legendary. The man that runs the place is known as Lieutenant. He is famous for the Scramble Dog. Don't go gross, most people do when they first hear what it is called. While Lieutenant has a special chili recipe that is incredible, I have my own version. First I will tell you that his Scramble Dogs go like this.....Steamed bun, 2 wieners (chopped), mustard, chopped onion, 2 dill pickles, incredible chili, oyster crackers. The wonderful memories those bring back.
I don't have a picture of my version. When the weather starts cooling off I make a pot of chili. I mean a huge pot of chili. I prepare 18 quarts at a time. I don't have a recipe, I just throw stuff in the pot and make Doug taste until it is right. So I always have homemade chili in the freezer. I make these a lot for fundraisers and no matter what city or state we are in, after a few plates go out into the crowds we have a long line until we sell out.
Aunt Nette's Scramble Dog's
1 toasted hot dog bun (chopped)
2 all beef wieners, cooked and chopped
sliced hamburger dills
shredded cheddar cheese
I take the toasted hot dog bun and cut it up with a pizza cutter (I love the pizza cutter and Pampered Chef has the best one ever). Scatter it on the plate. Take the 2 all beef wieners, trusty pizza cutter in hand and cut em up. Sprinkle on top of the bun. The objective here is so everything can be eaten with a fork or spoon. A squirt or 2 of mustard, chopped onions to taste, 4 sliced hamburger dills, shredded cheese sprinkled on top and then oyster crackers on top.
Just an FYI, the chili is sorta soupy. Like a hot dog sauce mixed with equal amounts of chili. Once you get past the name, you will be clogging up your arteries on a regular basis.
So, it there a local favorite that you enjoy and have recreated at home? I read and treasure every comment.