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.

@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. :dragneyes:

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. (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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