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The Hirshon New Jersey Rutt's Hut Ripper and Secret Slaw

The Hirshon New Jersey Rutt’s Hut Rippers And Secret Slaw

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  • For the hot dogs:
  • top-quality, natural casing beef hot dogs
  • a quantity of cooking oil, made from peanut oil with some rendered bacon fat in it at a 4:1 ratio – this is TFD’s take on the cooking fat used by Rutt’s
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  • For the secret slaw:
  • 4 cups fine-chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup fine-chopped carrot
  • 1 cup fine-chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup fine-chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup pickling salt
  • 1 cup bottled water plus 2 Tbsp.
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seed (TFD change, original was 1 tsp.)
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt (TFD addition)
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seed
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp. freshly-ground mustard seed (TFD note – or use English mustard powder)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 (1-quart) sterilized canning jar with lid and ring


  1. Combine the cabbage, carrot, green pepper, onion and pickling salt in a large bowl, toss to combine. Allow to sit 2 hours.
  2. Rinse the mixture thoroughly with cold water, drain and squeeze to remove excess liquid.
  3. Combine the vegetables with the water and vinegar in a large pot. Bring the mixture to a low boil and simmer for 1 hour covered. Stir the celery seed, the mustard seed, and sugar into the vegetables.
  4. Mix the ground mustard, turmeric and flour together in a bowl.
  5. Carefully spoon 2 Tbsp. of the boiling water into the mustard mixture, stir into a paste. Add the paste back into the boiling vegetable mixture, cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes more.
  6. Seal in sterilized quart canning jar while mixture is still hot. Cool completely before using.
  7. For the hot dogs:
  8. Fry hot dogs 2 at a time in hot oil until they float to the surface, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve in a soft bun with the secret slaw!
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  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Recipes


  • Calories: 516.35 kcal
  • Sugar: 106.89 g
  • Sodium: 1019.31 mg
  • Fat: 3.59 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01 g
  • Carbohydrates: 119.31 g
  • Fiber: 4.95 g
  • Protein: 4.07 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.78 mg

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