I didn't appreciate New England top-loading hot dog buns when I lived in Massachusetts. Oddly enough, in the months leading up to Independence Day, I've been jonesing for a proper Lobster Roll. But, I've been stressing (or obsessing) about where I'd source the grillable white sidewall buns.
Just as I was about to fork over $$ for my own Classic New England Hot Dog Bun Pan, Target & King's Hawaiian came to my rescue!
The soft, slightly sweet King's Hawaiian bread tastes just like their signature rolls. Plus, the buns toasted perfectly on my lighltly buttered electric griddle.
Has anyone one else in the Bay Area or other Target shoppers discovered King's Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Hot Dog Buns?
Store: Target Walnut Creek
Buy Date: 6/25/12
Price: $ 2.49 for a pack of 6 buns; $2.79 [Sale] Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Beef Franks for a pack of 6 franks
On the griddle
Sriracha and ketchup-topped dog
Top-split buns do have their draw backs. If I had to name two:
- Greasy - if you grill up the buns, you'll need a napkin or two to shield your hands from the residual butter
- Less room for toppings - I think most side-split buns are generally larger, so in comparision, there's less room to stuff a bun full of toppings. Example: I topped my first dog with a fried egg. I took pictures, but they looked too obscenely ridculous to post.