I sat down yesterday to have a hot dog, (I know, I know, not the healthiest thing, but I eat them very seldom) and this would be funny if not a strange coincidence.
There on an inside page was a story about Hot Dogs and Cancer.
The rumor/suspicions have floated around for years about a link to colon cancer. Yeah I know, just what you want to read about on a food-related site, right?
But the latest research says it's not true. I didn't check if the study was funded at all by hot dog or meat producers. But as these things usually go, give them a few weeks, a couple months, and the story will change somehow.
Maybe hot dogs will be considered good for you? Well, that may be going too far. (And all I can think of is that quote about hot dogs from the movie, "National Lampoon's Summer Vacation" with Chevy Chase. ha!)
The story did end on a high note - that in moderation, a hot dog here and there shouldn't be a problem. That's true with anything.
I've included some links to different recipes using hot dogs. And no, I don't think they were talking about Deep Fried Corn Dogs as anywhere near being a good idea. I like corn dogs but I'm not sure about that combination.
Hot Dog Recipes:
* Deep-Fried Corn Dogs
* Hot Dog Men
* (this one sounds good!) Creole Hot Dogs and Rice