Wednesday, September 05, 2007

How To Make A Curly Pup Sandwich

First thing you got to know is this.
I use to eat these about twice a week.
At the YMCA.
At the curved lunch counter.
The Y was new.
My mom's boss bought me a membership.
Nice place for little Freddie to spend the summer.
This was around 1958 or so.

So I would walk in at lunchtime.
Sit down on a red vinyl-topped round stool.
Order a curly pup.
And french fries.
And a chocolate coke.

And afterwards.
You know how it is.
I would feel like a big shot.
A tough guy.
Ready for anything.

Now I am going to tell you how to do it.
How to make a curly pup sandwich.
So you can be a big shot.
A tough guy.
Ready for anything.

First go to a grocery store.
Buy some hot dogs.
The cheapest possible.
Do not buy chicken, turkey or tofu hot dogs.
You want pork or beef.
With lots of fat.

Then buy hamburger buns.
Do not buy any of that whole grain crap.
Cheap white flour buns are best.
If they got seeds on top don't buy them.
Ok, now go home.

Go into the kitchen.
Take out a frying pan.
Turn up the flame to high.

In the mean time take the hotdogs out of the package.
Put them on a cutting board or plate.
Slice them down the middle lengthwise.
Only cut about half way down.
You will have an intact hotdog with a slice down the middle.
Now cut the hotdog crosswise about every half inch.
Again cut only halfway thru.
The dog will still be intact.

Put some butter in the pan.
Put the dog in the pan.
It will begin to curl as it frys.
This is good.

Put some butter on the inside of the buns.
Put them in the frying pan.
Butter side down.
Take them out when they are nice and brown.

Put some yellow mustard on the both halves of the bun.
The kind that comes in yellow plastic bottles.
Then a piece of iceburg lettuce on the bottom half of the bun.
A tomato slice.
A slice of white onion.
Some hamburger pickels.
And now the curled hotdog.
And finally the top half of the bun.

Eat this Curly Pup sandwich.
Serve it with french fries.
And a chocolate coke.

Now you can be a big shot.
A tough guy.
Ready for anything.