Food Flop

Fed Up Food Hotdog Pizza 1

Torn up slices of American cheese are the final pre-bake topping which end up fusing the whole thing into one disgusting mess.

There are times when nasty-sounding food combinations end up becoming your favorite recipes. But then there are those things that sound perfect in principle, but in reality end up being food flops.

Hotdogs can be tasty. Pizza is always good. So a ‘hotdog-pizza’ would be awesome…right?!

No.

A layer of tomato sauce, topped with onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, did not do much to help the rest of the toppings which included the required hotdogs, American cheese, shredded lettuce, green onions, and pickle relish. YES. I said pickle relish.

I figured if I was going to make a hotdog themed pizza, it might as well be exactly what I would want on a hotdog. So post-bake, the shredded lettuce,  fresh tomato, green onion, a bit of BBQ sauce, spicy seasoning and relish was added. This just resulted in an awkward eating experience.

Fed Up Food Hotdog Pizza 2

In theory it all made sense…but my sense of taste simply did not agree. There was just no synergy here.

Fed Up Food Hotdog Pizza 3While edible and slightly enjoyable, the hotdog pizza will not become a Fed Up staple. I just have found too many awesome pizza topping combos that easily are of more interest to me than this nonsense. Instead it will remain a last-resort, culinary creation. One that purely will be revisited when random bits or relish and processed protein needs to get used up; or when a sudden craving for an awkward eating experience is desired.

Do you have any ideas how to make a hotdog pizza work? What about a cheese burger pizza? And is it EVER possible to incorporate pickles into pizza?

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6 Comments on “Food Flop”

  1. May 21, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    Hot dogs, sliced, on a tomato sauce and cheddar cheese pizza (real shredded cheddar, not processed), along with onions and sliced tomatoes… that works, for me at least. Pickles on a pizza? Never tried it! 🙂

    My son and I do a very occasional pig-out which sounds horrible, but is utterly splendid: pizza with tomato sauce, macaroni and cheese, and crumbled bacon, all covered by mozzarella. It’s great. Srsly. Nine thousand calories a slice; but great.

    • May 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

      Ohhhhhhhh A bacon-mac-n-cheese pizza…NICE! I once made a shrimp-bacon-alfredo style pizza. Not too good (despite there being bacon). I don’t think seafood has a place on pizza (at least not in the Fed Up HQ).
      Thanks for reading!

      • May 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

        I’ve got to agree with you – I don’t like seafood on pizza. Or broccoli. But the bacon-alfredo part sounds great! I’ll suggest that to my son next. 🙂

        Your blog’s a lot of fun!

  2. elangomatt
    May 22, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    I think you tried to put too much on the pizza. Do you really have hotdogs topped with onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, american cheese, shredded lettuce, green onions, pickle relish, fresh tomato, a bit of BBQ sauce, and spicy seasoning? That’s like 10 different toppings! I’ve don’t think even had bell peppers, mushrooms, or lettuce on a hot dog before.

    I think a Chicago style pizza might be good as long as you don’t go overboard with the yellow mustard and relish, but you’d need to figure out some kind of cheese for it. (yellow mustard, onions, sweet pickle relish, tomato slices, pickled sport peppers, and a dash of celery salt. Not sure how you’d get the dill pickle spear on there though)

    I think a chili cheese dog pizza might be decent too with no bean chili on top of the crust, hot dogs, and nacho cheese sauce on top with maybe some onions too. Not sure what other vegitation would work with that, but it needs something more.

    • May 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

      I do like a LOT of toppings….sadly in any sandwich-sort-of-thing I make, my topping ratio is always extreme. I do agree though that too many topping can be a negative if they do not harmonize perfectly together.

      Now a chile-cheese-hodog-pizza…THAT WOULD BE TASTY! You would have to be VERY careful when applying the chile, because too much of it could make the whole pizza soggy.

  3. February 18, 2014 at 3:10 am #

    Too funny – I just came across this post and had to comment. One of my son’s favorite pizzas is Cheese Burger Pizza that I make. One of my favorites is Pulled Pork Pizza (as we say in MN, you betcha!) On my blog I have a BBQ Turkey Pizza, with the turkey shredded and mixed with BBQ sauce, so I’m way out of the norm. But Hot Dog Pizza? LOL.

    I guess I’d be willing to try one if the crust a New York style that was floppy and fold able, then the toppings could be added and the whole thing folded up. Or maybe one that was very thin and crispy.

    The hot dogs would have to be the really good, all natural type, but I’d slice them thinly on the diagonal and fry them up first. Then a very thin layer of bbq sauce would go over the dough, then cheese, maybe a mix of mozz and cheddar, then the hot dogs on top, with a few onions. Every thing else on the side. Hmm…

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