UCCFS: Hot Dogs vs Corn on the Cob Round 1

It has been far to long since I posted up one of these Ultimate Comfort Food Showdowns. This matchup is the last of the 7 vs 10 seeds. It is also my hardest dilemma in this whole competition. As I have said over and over again, I grew up in NY, and you can’t grow up in NY without having the hot dog a part of your life at some point. I love the simplicity of the hot dog. Garnishing the dog is like taking paint to the canvas for some, and most people can’t eat a hot dog in a bun plain without the accompaniments, but a really good hot dog can stand on it’s own. I still eat mine with spicy brown deli-style mustard, sometimes with some sauerkraut and sometimes with chili. I have some in my fridge now ready to be made. Whether you boil them, grill them, microwave them or fry them, a really good hot dog is truly comforting. Especially at the ball park.

On the flip side of things, corn on the cob is one of my favorite things to eat. I have been loving it with the char from the grill lately, and the time I went to the Cajun Heat Crawfish Boil, the corn on the cob with their Voodoo Ash Cajun seasoning was awesome. I don’t know if it triggers a pleasure sensor in my head when I eat corn on the cob, but I love to eat it right off the cob. The juicy bits, the butter/salt combo, sometimes it’s the char or seasoning, but no matter what it is, it is the pinnacle of all vegetable noshables.

So as I sit here typing this up, I try to rationalize which comfort food will I chose once this is posted. I keep going back and forth. It might be a mood thing when I cast my vote. What am I in the mood for more right now? This is my hardest round to pick a winner. I so love them both. I wish I paired them up with meatloaf or string bean casserole. It would’ve been a quick decision for me there. What do the rest of you think? Any stories to share? Do tell.

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19 thoughts on “UCCFS: Hot Dogs vs Corn on the Cob Round 1

  • November 13, 2011 at 10:32 am

    corn on the cob with butter a sprinkle Shoup’s Seasoning.

  • November 13, 2011 at 10:33 am

    What’s Shoup’s?

  • November 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Spoken like a true Hoosier Hudd! 😉 There’s nothing finer than the first picking of Indiana sweet corn roasted on the grill & sprinkled with some seasoning. I prefer Chipotle 🙂

  • November 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    :splode: Akkk!!! Now that I voted, I see that hot dogs are winning. How can you possible vote for a food where you don’t even know what pieces parts go in it???! 😯

  • November 13, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Shoup’s Country Foods from Frankfort Indiana. They make a really good BBQ sauce and their seasoning is great. salt, spice, dehydrated garlic are the ingredients. I use it on everything.

  • November 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Jim, it is all locked at 7 right now.

  • November 13, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    The first pick of Indiana’s sweet corn is the best! Look for it every year. I can’t do hot dogs either. I’m with Jim. When you don’t know what’s even in it, why would you eat it? (insert EEEEWWW!Yuck! face) lol

  • November 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    A guy from the home of the Dawg Pound votes corn? How corny is that? Dogs Rule!!!

  • November 16, 2011 at 1:16 am

    How ’bout a “corn dog”? Eh? LOL! 😛 Oh, nevermind… 😐

  • November 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I love hot dogs especially Nathans natural casing ones.I love to cook some onion and mutliple bells with salt,pepper,and crushed garlic over half way in to not scorch or burn.I go for some heat by adding some fresh thai peppers and add some blend of flakes or powder to it also.That’s usually a mix of fatalii,bhuts,scorps,7pots,cayenne,and habaneros.I sometimes cut a lil powder back and add a tsp of sauce example one I like to use this is HBD’s 1498 Scorpion Sauce.The sweet flavor goes awesome with the bells and onions.MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I want one now !!!

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