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vegan hot dog with jalapeño corn relish_hot for food

hot dog with crispy onion strings and jalapeño corn relish

This hot dog creation turns up the heat a bit with spicy jalapeño corn relish, and has a great crunch from the crispy onion strings!

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy onions, hot dog, jalapeños, veggie dog
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Author Lauren Toyota


jalapeño corn relish

  • 1/2 C frozen corn, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 C chopped pickles
  • 1/4 C chopped red pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped pickled jalapeños
  • 1 tbsp pickle juice
  • ground black pepper, to taste

crispy onion strings

  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 1/2 C unsweetened nondairy milk (almond or soy work best)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour (can sub rice flour)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 C vegetable oil, for frying


  1. To make the jalapeño corn relish, combine all the ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. To make the crispy onion strings, thinly slice the onion. It works best to use a mandolin to get them even, but if you're great with a knife then try it out! They should be thin enough that you can sort of see through them.

  3. Pour the nondairy milk into a shallow dish and whisk with apple cider vinegar. Soak the onions in this mixture for 15 minutes.

  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour with smoked paprika, cayenne, sea salt, and ground black pepper.

  5. Heat your frying oil to 375°F in a heavy sauce pan. Using a pair of tongs, take a handful of onions from the liquid and coat evenly with the flour mixture, then submerge into the oil. You might need to use a fork to move them around in the oil a bit just to keep them from sticking to each other. They only take 2 minutes to fry up, then remove that batch with the tongs and lay out onto paper towel. Continue doing batches until all the onions are used up.