|Place of origin||United States|
|Main ingredients||Hot dog, cheese or processed cheese|
|Variations||Coney dog, Francheezie, Macaroni and cheese dog, Reuben dog, Seattle-style hot dog, Swiss-style cheese dogs|
In the United States, sliced or grated cheese, such as cheddar or American cheese, is commonly used, often served melted on the hot dogs. The use of other types of cheese also occurs, such as cream cheese and Swiss cheese. The cheese may be on the bun, on the wiener, processed inside the hot dog, or placed in the middle of a hot dog that has been sliced in half.
In Chicago there is a variation of the danger dog called the Francheezie. Typically found at "greasy spoon" restaurants, it consists of a jumbo hot dog split in the middle and filled with Cheddar cheese (or Velveeta). It is wrapped in bacon and deep-fried, then served on a toasted bun.
Macaroni and cheese dog
Another variation is a hot dog topped with macaroni and cheese.
A reuben dog can consist of a hot dog topped with ingredient combinations such as corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing.
Swiss-style cheese dogs
A Swiss schnauzer is a regional variation consisting of a bratwurst served with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. In San Diego, California, a Swiss-style hot dog called a "Swiener" is prepared with a hot dog and Raclette cheese stuffed inside of hollowed-out baguette bread.
A Texas Tommy is prepared with bacon and cheese.
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