by Bernard Lahousse
on September 24, 2012

Classic hotdog remix

Foodpairing is not only applied in top restaurants, our creativity tool can also be used to create new recipes for snack food such as a simple hotdog. We have members applying Foodpairing in all sorts of places. In Belgium we have e.g. places that sell french fries (called 'frietkot') that apply Foodpairing to increase the potato experience!

Remix a classic hotdog with Foodpairing®

For a fair we created new pairing combinations based on classic hamburgers and hotdog. As an example we made a variation on a hotdog, starting from a chicken sausage. With the Foodpairing Inspiration Tool we started with chicken as a main ingredient and found matches with pumpkin and apple.

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Result: a chicken hotdog with pumpkin&apple ketchup

Chicken - pumpkin - apple - tomato - curry

chicken hotdog


  • 335 g pumpkin (peeled)
  • 145g Granny Smith
  • 80 g onion
  • 5 g garlic
  • thyme and bayleaf
  • 200 g water
  • 25 g sugar
  • 15 g aigre-doux (50 g of caramelized sugar quenched with 10 g of white wine vinegar)
  • 1 g cornstarch
  • 20 g water curry powder
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • some sprigs of thyme
  • 4 chicken sausages
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • salt and pepper

preparations (4 persons)

Dice the pumpkin, Granny Smith, onion and garlic. Braise in olive oil with thyme and bay leaf. Quench with water and cook until tender. Blend when the water is almost completely evaporated. Add sugar, aigre-doux and curry powder. Bring back to a boil and add the cornstarch water mixture while stirring. Allow to boil, then cool down and season to taste with curry powder, salt, pepper and other spices. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, cover with sprigs of thyme and drizzle with olive oil. Put in a preheated oven of 180 °C. Fry the chicken sausages.


by Bernard Lahousse
As scientist, food aficionado & founder of Foodpairing®, Bernard develops a scientific approach to food innovation and offers his knowledge to chefs & bartenders all around the world.

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