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(Gator hot dog!)
A "hot dog" is an uncut sausage in a bun, with whatever toppings you see fit. The bun is about the same length as the sausage, and is cut lengthwise, but not all the way through, so that there is a hinge of bread at the bottom.
Usually they are made with a pork or beef sausage. But any meat is acceptable. In this case it is alligator meat.
And the things on the left are what Americans call "french fries" and what I think the UK calls "chips"? Potatos cut into long strips and fried, with various herbs and/or spices getting involved. Usually salt at the least.
@anthracite — I know what a hot dog is, but I've never heard of a "gator hot dog". I didn't even know alligators were edible.
I also wonder what's on the hot dog. Over here we usually put mayonaise, ketchup or mustard on one, but that doesn't look anything like those.
"mayo, ketchup, and/or mustard" is a pretty basic hot dog over here too; this is from a local place that does nothing but hot dogs and has a lot of options. (https://www.datdog.com if you are curious)
This one in particular was a "Rougarou", which is named after the local Cajun myth of a swamp-prowling werewolf. It's normally an alligator sausage with grilled onions, creole mustard, tomatoes, jalapenos, barbecue sauce, and bacon; I substituted relish for onions because I hate onions.
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@anthracite — A what?
Enlighten me, I'm European.