“Frankfurter” comes from Frankfurt, Germany, where hot dog sausages have been enjoyed since the Middle Ages.
Henry Thumann arrived from Germany in 1928 when he was just 17 years old. He went on to make very fine hot dogs.
By 1959 he employed 30 butchers to cut up livestock.
Other butchers sliced up parts.
Still others worked the grinding machine
mixing salt and garlic and paprika.
Thumann hotdogs are served deep-fried at Hiram’s.
Only the best hotdog stand in America by no less than Bourdain.
Located in north Jersey just south of the GWB, Hiram’s has been bursting dogs and boosting cholesterol since 1932.
And looks it.
Apparently, not much has changed.
But oh, oh! The DOG.
When a hotdog is deep fried until it bursts it’s called a “ripper”.
Two with onion rings and Coke was one too many.
Thumann’s are big.
I loved and ate them both.
Health concerns about nitrates, preservatives
and colon cancer seem somewhat overblown.
Henry Thumann passed away in 2009. At 98.