• Cheese, Chilli, Fried onions. What more could one want on a hot dog? We’re sure Will Smith would agree.


    • 45g butter
    • 60ml (1/4 cup) cake flour
    • 250ml (1 cup) milk
    • 150g mature cheddar, grated
    • 2,5ml (1/2 tsp) chilli powder
    • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
    • To serve
    • 4 German-style hot-dog sausages
    • 4 hot-dog buns
    • Crispy fried onions
    • Sliced dill pickles
    • German mustard



    For the chilli-Cheddar sauce, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and combine to form a roux. Remove from heat and slowly add the milk, whisking while you go, to form a smooth paste. Add the remaining milk and return to the heat. Whisk until the sauce thickens, about 6 minutes. Add the cheese and chilli powder and season well to taste.


    Boil the hot-dog sausages in water in a saucepan, 2 – 3 minutes.


    Place a sausage in each bun, drizzle with crispy fried onions, sliced pickles and mustard.