I recently got back from a week long vacation to Iceland, and besides being an island nation known for ash spewing volcanoes, an amazing music scene, glaciers, hot springs and the Northern Lights….Iceland is known for their hotdogs. Iceland for the most part is not known for its food; well, not in a good “I want to eat that” kind of way anyways. Down on the waterfront in the capitol city of Reykjavik sits a tiny hotdog stand with a long line of people waiting to get this Icelandic treat (note there is not a veggie option). This little hotdog stand is famous and was even once visited former President and now vegan, Bill Clinton. I had to know what all the hype was about so I took thorough notes on what makes this a hotdog difficult to resist.
My post vacation, Blue Lagoon induced stress free words of advice, are “Go to Iceland!” but until then you can enjoy a little bit of this Scandinavian culture at home.
What you’ll need for your Bæjarins beztu pylsu:
1) Field Roast Franks
2) Sweet brown or yellow mustard
3) Remoulade (recipe below)
4) Crispy Fried Onions
5) Hot Dog Buns
6) Optional: finely chopped white onions
For the remoulade sauce (makes enough for six Franks)
1 cup vegan mayonnaise
1 tbsp. drained, finely chopped cucumber pickle
1 tbsp. drained, chopped capers
2 tsp. French mustard
1 tsp. finely chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. fresh tarragon