Ripper Hot Dog

New Jersey “Ripper” Hot Dogs

Ripper is the slang term for a type of hot dog. The hot dog is deep fried in oil until the casing bursts, or “rips”.

“Rippers” were featured in the Travel Channel special “Hot Dog Heaven” and served as a major plot point in a first season episode of the internet serial “Ripster’s” which centres on the Pennsylvania tavern of the same name that serves a similar type of hot dog.

New Jersey "Ripper" Hot Dogs
Cuisine: New Jersey
Recipe type: Hot Dogs
Serves: 6
  • 4 cups canola oil, for deep frying
  • 6 skinless frankfurters
  • 6 hot dog buns, steamed or toasted
  • coleslaw or sauerkraut
  1. Heat oil in a heavy pot or deep fryer to 175°C.
  2. Carefully add hot dogs and cook until skin rips open.
  3. Place in buns and top with coleslaw or sauerkraut

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