Posts Tagged ‘Rutt’s Hut’
If you don’t love others you can’t cook. People who have no love to share eat poorly, and they don’t cook. If you love cooking, you will cook, at whatever level. People who like to be around a table, who like to share—they’ll try to cook, even if it’s only an egg. I would much prefer to eat an egg with friends than caviar with strangers.
-Chef Philippe Legendre
Now one of the reasons I put this little ditty is because it is true. I did stop at Rutt’s Hut today. And, yes folks, they’re in it for the money, but , they love their customers, regulars & out of town tourists. Not only do they deep fry hot dogs, they have many things on the menu, fried, not deep fried, and breakfast too. They love their local firemen and participate in local functions as well. As I said before, putting a hot dog in a deep fryer is something I thought very strange. It works. The ripper is just deep fried until the skin rips. The Cremator is deep fried until it’s a dead dog. The Ripper was great but The Cremator was awesome!!!! So was their relish…a pickle, mustard combo that had a sweetness to it that just made the dog better! If you’re ever in Northern Jersey, make Rutt’s Hut a definate stop on your list!
I heard about this place watching a program on one of the food related program. I believe it was The Travel Channel’s Deep Fried Paradise.
Rutt’s Hut is known for their deep fryer hot dogs. Sounds gross you say? I thought that when I first started watching the program. I mean who would deep fry a hot dog? By the end of the program, my curiosity was peaked. So I promised myself the next time I am in or around NJ that I would find Rutt’s Hut and get myself a Ripper(deep fried til the skin rips), or a Cremator(now that’s a dead dog.)The restaurant is also known for their mustard-based relish made with cabbage, onions and carrots. I will let you know how it was upon my return.
I did actually consider deep frying a hot dog, at home, after the episode was over. Then I changed my mind…that’s alot of oil to heat up, just to deep fry a hot dog. I said to myself “Maybe next time I get the fryer going.” Then I forgot about it. Well maybe after visiting Rutt’s Hut I will be awe inspired to crank up my PrestoCool Daddy deep fryer just to fry a hot dog.