Pressure Cooker Dirty Water Hot Dogs are reminiscent of all those fabulous pushcart street Hot Dog vendors in New York City.
Close your eyes and imagine standing on the curb, eating a hot dog from a vendor in Times Square.
Ummmmm. Those hot dogs are referred to as “Dirty Water Dogs.”
The vendors, with their Sabrett umbrellas continue to add new hot dogs to the water in their carts, without changing the water.
Hence the term “Dirty Water Hot Dogs.”
I have no idea if the water ever gets changed at all, but for now, I’m not going to think about that.
Do those Hotdog Buns look soft and fluffy to you?
I made those yummy looking buns myself. No commercial yeast.
Natural fermentation, baby! Bet you didn’t know I was a bread baker too. 🙂
Thanks to my FB friend
Perry Younker (Link Removed), for sharing this recipe for Mario Batali Dirty Water Hotdogs.
I was inspired by him when he posted the recipe to convert it for the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
My hubs, who is from New York says, you can’t make Dirty Water Hotdogs using fresh water. Well, yeah, but, I can sure try.
I imagine that this recipe tries to replicate the “dirty water” in the vendors’ carts.
I would also imagine, that the vinegar gives the water some history, longevity if you will….at least that is what I would imagine.
While the street vendors use Sabrett hot dogs, my favorite dogs are now the Kayam brand.
They are all beef and have a casing. Those dogs are incredible.
They have that wonderful snap and burst of juice! I suppose Sabrett or Hebrew National will have to do for now.
Make sure to buy Hot Dogs that are NOT skinless.
Unfortunately, I cannot find anything remotely similar here in Los Angeles. If any of you know of a good hotdog, please let me know.
If you want to make a larger amount, just double or triple the recipe.
I imagine you could feed a whole stadium using this new 14 Quart Pressure Cooker. Oh my, that sure is a big one!
That should be enough. If you double the recipe, double the spices.
The vinegar and spices give the impression of old and “dirty” water.
At least, that is what I think and by George, I am sticking to it!!!!
Drop in your Hot Dogs and you are ready to cook.
Oh, how I wish I had some Kayam Dogs in the casings…..
If you have some leftover Pressure Cooker Holiday Baked Beans, reheat them using the Pot in Pot Method.
You do have some beans in your freezer, right?
If not, make some Pressure Cooker Holiday Baked Beans, so you always have them on hand.
The longer the Dogs, soak, the more flavor you will pick up.
Place the Pressure Cooker Dirty Water Hot Dogs onto the buns, allowing some of the “dirty water” to drain into the Hokkaido Hot Dog Bun.
More Instant Pot New York Recipes to Make:
- Instant Pot Salt Potatoes [Syracuse, New York]
- Pressure Cooker New York Cheesecake [Instant Pot]
- Instant Pot Bagels Lox and Cream Cheese Pasta [Video]
- New York Style Pizza Dough
How do you like your Dogs?
I like a little brown mustard and hot dog relish and/or tomato onion relish (recipes coming soon).
The hubs likes them with just brown mustard. Sometimes, I like them totally plain.
I always like them with my Pressure Cooker Holiday Baked Beans.
Kitchen Equipment and Essentials
- Instant Pot, Mealthy MultiPot or Pressure Cooker
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Anchor Hocking Glass (Liquid) Measuring Cups
- Stainless Steel Trivet
- GoWISE USA Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker Basket Rack for 8 quart PC
- 1.5 Quart Stainless Steel “Pot in Pot” Bowl
- Whole Nutmeg
- Japanese Hokkaido Milk Hotdog Buns recipe
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Here is the handy printable recipe:
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- Add water Water, Vinegar, Cumin and Nutmeg to your Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
- Toss in the hotdogs.
- Lock on the lid and close Pressure Valve. Cook on Low Pressure for 2 minutes. When beep is heard, wait 10 minutes and then release the rest of the pressure. (The longer the dogs sit in the water, the better.)
- Serve on Hot Dog Buns, allowing some of the water to drain onto the bun.