Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

This stall in Amsterdam is selling a ‘British hot dog’ with beans and bacon

11/04/2022

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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A stall in Amsterdam has caused a bit of a stir on Twitter after a punter spotted they were selling a ‘British’ hot dog… with beans, chips and bacon slathered on top.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re proud that we put the Full English breakfast and the chippy tea on the map, but we’ve never seen a hot dog slathered in either of these ingredients before!

The hot dog was circulated by journalist Martin Gray, who told Twitter followers: “According to one stall in Amsterdam, this is how we eat hot dogs in the UK…”

And let’s just say, people had some opinions on the creation – and they made them known.

“Looks beauty! (sic) I’m all in for adding this beauty to the pantheon of British cuisine,” said one enthusiastic Twitter user. “Who’s with me?”

While another concurred: “To be fair….it’s absolutely how we should be eating hot dogs.”

“I’m acknowledging that this is not a thing. But at the same time I’m kind thinking that this should be a thing,” chimed in a third. “If somebody has a stand selling these very late on a Friday or Saturday night I am 100% certain I would buy one.”

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british hotdog amsterdam beans bacon

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However, others weren’t convinced.

“Arguably better without the hot dog tbqh (sic),” commented one.

As a fellow Twitter user simply dubbed the whole thing “gross”. You can’t win ’em all, eh?

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british hotdog amsterdam beans bacon

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So intrigued were we by this culinary creation that we decided to ask a couple of the Twisted food team what their expert verdict was.

Mia Jacobs, Twisted Green‘s Brand Lead and cooking whizz, said: “I rate that, massively. Buns are too dry, why add a tiny bit of ketchup when you can pile on a tin of beans.”

But just like on social media, the team were split down the middle.

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Hot dogs are usually topped with condiments, and sometimes fried onions (Credit: Alamy)

“Beans aren’t hot dog appropriate in my opinion,” said Senior Food Producer, Seren Jenkins. “They need cutlery, no?

“I think I like the elements of a Full English being separate on a plate rather than a mash up! But I can see the appeal.”

We guess the only way to conclude this one is to try it.

‘British’ hot-dog, anyone? That’s our dinner sorted…

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