Lunchbreak: Shack-cago dog, prepared by Matt Meyer from the cookbook, Shake Shack: Recipes and Stories

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Shack-cago Dog

4 hot dog potato buns, buttered and toasted
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4 all-beef, high-quality hot dogs
yellow mustard
8 sport peppers
4 cucumber spears, about 1⁄4 inch thick
4 pickle spears, about 1⁄4 inch thick
4 Tablespoons pickle relish
4 Tablespoons diced onion
4 1⁄4-inch slices plum tomato, halved
1 teaspoon celery salt

Heat a cast-iron griddle over medium-low heat until warm. Meanwhile, open the hot dog buns and brush the insides with the melted butter. A soft brush is helpful here. Place the buns buttered side down on the griddle and toast until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer buns to a plate. Increase the heat to medium and heat the griddle until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the hot dogs almost in half lengthwise and open them up like a book. Place them on the griddle cut side down. Cook the hot dogs, pressing down with a large spatula, until they are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip the hot dogs, press down again with the spatula, and cook about 2 minutes more. Transfer the hot dogs, cut side up, to the toasted buns. Spoon on the mustard, and add 2 peppers inside each hot dog. Tuck a cucumber spear on one side of the bun and a pickle spear on the other. Spoon relish on one side of the hot dog, and the onions on the other. Top with the tomatoes, sprinkle with celery salt.