I could eat hamburgers and hot dogs for every meal, so why not make both for dinner on the night before 4th of July? I put out lots of condiments and sides on the table.
Elizabeth loves Nathan's Famous hot dogs. Normally I get those for her and another kind for me - I don't mind them, but I don't think they are anything special - but since this weekend is the hot dog eating championship at Nathan's in Coney Island, I was okay with having them.
I also made sliders with Gouda cheese.
I made three sauces: a ketchup similar to the one we had last summer in New York at Pommes Frites: ketchup, cilantro and garlic. The second sauce was basically a Cajun mayonnaise. The third one was a recreation of a sauce I used to eat all the time when I was a kid at Crocodile Cafe in Pasadena - a mix of ginger, cilantro, lime and soy. I don't know why I made this; I think I was just trying to use up leftover ingredients.
To my burger I added the spicy ketchup; to my hot dog I added mustard relish and cole slaw.
I made Belgian fries and also served potato salad. Maybe that's too much potato. But then again, maybe not.