Yesterday I made a few minor improvements to my recipe for a fine, but simple, food from the heartland aka Ohio. By the way, natives in my part of Ohio pronounce it, "uh-hi-uh" with the stress on the 'hi' :)
A coney in Ohio is named for its namesake not from Coney Island in New York City, but from the sandwich of the old Coney Island in Cincinnati. A coney is a hot dog topped with a meat sauce and onions.
To repeat my old recipe from a prior post, fry up a pound of good hamburger (lowest fat content), drain, add a can of Manwich (a sloppy Joe sauce), heat a bit. That's the meat sauce. It can be refrigerated and saved, but reheat it before using. No change there.
For the best coney, use Angus "bun-size" hot dogs - they have the best flavor and the extra length lets you add more sauce evenly. Apply some Coleman's mustard to the hot dog bun of your choice. Coleman's is very yellow and a bit hot, so don't use too much. Boil the hot dogs a few minutes to cook (they are pre-cooked, so all you are doing is heating them). Put the hot dog into the mustard-lined hot dog bun, then slather some meat sauce onto the hot dog and add chopped onions. Eat and enjoy!
NOTE: put the hot dog into the bun first, and add the meat sauce on top, then the onions. You might want a spoon handy as some of the goodies will inevitably fall out when you chomp on the Coney.
Simple, cheap, tasty food for the common man and woman with all-American ingredients. One need not be rich to eat well in our modern world.
Word of the Day
"Adlect" - verb, transitive [$10,000] from ancient Rome.
"Adlection - noun [$10,000] from ancient Rome.
Adlect means to nominate or choose a person to enter the Roman Senate. In the principate, the Emperor would adlect senators by nomination.
Adlection was the term for a process that the Romans used to fill civic vacancies. It was most known for filling the Senate to the requisite number, when membership fell below the ordained number of members. The term is a Latin combined word, from "ad" meaning towards, for, and "lect" meaning collect, pick, hence "adlect" mans to pick for the Senate. Compare to "elect", from 'e' meaning from, out of. Hence, "elect" means to choose from people.
Sentence: Caligula once adlected a horse to the Senate, whether out of derision for its other members or in a bit of mad humor. Today,