Galganov's Free Recipe for GREAT, Steamies - Steamed Hotdogs!

Steamies, Steamées, Steamers, Steamed Wieners, Hotdogs or Franks ... love 'em all the same

To make this Steamies/Steamed Hotdogs recipe you will need:
  • a pot with a steaming basket/insert, a doule-boiler style steamer ... or any effective, safe steaming device
  • tongs (or utinsils suitable for handling steaming hot food

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  The required ingredients for this steamers/steamed wieners recipe are:

Warning: Always use appropriate, safe tools when handling steaming, hot foods. Allow steam to escape chamber before putting foods, by hand, into the steaming chamber.

  1. Put about 1" (2.5 cm) water into the pot, mount the steamer (if top mounted as shown) and cover.
  2. Bring water in the base of the pot to a boil (if using a steamer basket inserted into the pot assure your water level is low enough that what you put in the basket is not sitting in the water but high enough not to boil dry).
  3. Once steam fills the steamer put weiners in the steamer basket, cover and let cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Place the buns across the weiners - slit down. We like to open them a little to allow the steam to soften the middle as well. Buns may be steamed in a second basket - we do it all in one and placing the buns across the weiners helps to keep them from sticking the to basket. Steam for an additional 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until the buns are soft.
  5. Use tongs or other suitable tools to lift steamed food out of the steamer. Steamed hot dogs and buns are cooked covered.
Tips & Tricks:

What do you put on a steamee?: Some use ketchup.
Any or all of the following condiments are popular in steamie joints:
mustard, relish, diced yellow onion and/or coleslaw or for a different coleslaw taste twist, try red cole slaw.

Warning: Steam can cause serious, deep and painful burns. Treat steam with respect!

The Background Story
Steamies - Steamed Hotdogs

Steamée ... If you are a Montrealer ... or an ex-Montrealer you will likely know the word, "steamée" or "steamie", to mean "steamed wiener" or "hot dog" - a fast food treat known, also, outside of Montreal as "steamers". There were constant taste tests by the press and public pronouncing either Montreal Pool Room or Restaurant Chez Bertrand having the best steamies in town. Of course, the spruce beer at "Bertrand's" was made on-site and second to none! You may have lived in Ville St. Laurant where you would have found a few excellent spruce beer joints (and, of course, you got steamies there too).

To this day you will find what so many Montrealers see as so "Montréal" - in all sorts of restaurants around the city. To some it is the "must-get" treat on every visit home. Of course, Montreal has so much more in the way of fine or fun foods than simple Steamies (such as Pizza). That doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy the finer "gastronomic" points of the steamee.

As ex-Montrealers having too much to do to run around for a steamee, we make sure we can have ours at home. Even at home, it's fast, fun food. Naturally, we don't eat them every day but once in a while it is an inexpensive, fun snack.

Steamies were typically dressed with mustard, relish and onion. Cole Slaw was quite common too! Every steamie joint served fresh fries

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