The “Fresh Prince” Chilli Philly Dawg

June 3, 2016 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

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.

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