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Video: How To Make an Italian Hot Dog

After you've done fried a couple turkeys and born witness to deep-fried pepperoni, there aren't too many things that get thrown into a deep fryer that will shock you. Nevertheless, shocked is how I felt walking into Jimmy Buff's last week and watching them prepare a double Italian Hot Dog when Carey and I were touring around New Jersey in the Serious Eats Explorer (thanks Ford!). That would be two skinless franks, deep-fried until bursting, stuffed into a split loaf of "pizza bread" smeared with mustard, topped with fried onions and peppers, and fat disks of fried potato. More

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