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Massachusetts's baseball club sells world's most expensive hot dog


July 24, 2011 - London

A Massachusetts baseball team has introduced what they claim is the world's most expensive hot dog to stadium kiosks at price 80 dollars each.

The Brockton Rox's McMullen Dog, named for Atlantic City chef Ryan McMullen who came up with the idea, is made from ingredients rarely seen on a fast-food menu.

It features a half-pound all-beef sausage rolled in truffle oil, coated with the dust of pulverised porcini mushrooms and topped with white truffle shavings.

The bread roll is buckwheat blini, hand crafted by one of Cape Cod's most exclusive bakeries.

And it offers a creme fraiche dressing with a dollop of caviar and salmon roe in place of the more familiar ketchup and mustard.

Sander Stotland, the club's director of food and beverage, insists that the hot dogs will still deliver an authentic ballpark taste because the sausages are deep-fried.

"It's a cross of the redneck meets the rich and famous," The Telegraph quoted him as telling Brockton's local newspaper, The Enterprise.

The new hot dog was introduced on Saturday to coincide with National Hot Dog Day.

The Rox also hope to gain a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The most expensive hot dog currently listed is the 69-dollar Haute Dog served at celebrity chef Stephen Bruce's Serendipity 3 restaurant in New York.

ANI

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