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06/21/2011 02:33 pm ET Updated Aug 21, 2011

7 Awesome Ways To Trick Out Your Hot Dog

Forget what they're actually made of, it's what you dream up and put on top that makes man bite dog. With apologies to our beloved ketchup (you do make your own right?), mustard and kraut, it's time to start thinking outside the box. Ever heard of Onion Crunch? Neither had we till we sat down for an interview with the creator the hot dog's new best friend. He definitely thinks outside the box.

Along the Jersey Shore you might find a hot dog smothered in spicy potatoes or wrapped in pizza dough. Seattleites swear by cream cheese and sriracha on their split, grilled sausages. Whether you hail from the D.C., land of the legendary half-smoke, or swear by Maine "red snappers," we guarantee there's a fully loaded and accessorized hot dog out there for you. We've rounded 7 awesome ways to dress up a celebrated American essential, so you'll never suffer from frank fatigue again.

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