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.
Check out the new re-seeded bracket: UCCFS Bracket