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smart dog hot dogs

post #1 of 31
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not impressed... anyone know of anything that tastes better?
post #2 of 31
This might be better suited for the "Product Reviews" forum. But I don't really eat veggiedogs, the best I've ever tried though was tofupups
post #3 of 31
I've only had the Morningstar Farms hot dogs, I thought they were pretty good, not sure if they're vegan though.



The corn dogs and mini corn dogs are excellent but I'm almost positive they contain egg.
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post #4 of 31
I bought some, but have yet to try them.
post #5 of 31
How did you cook them?



I thought smart dogs weren't very good until someone showed me the proper way to prepare them: simply boil a pan of water and then remove from the heat. Then add the Smart dogs and wait for a few minutes. That's all. Overcooked Smart Dogs taste chalky and awful. Properly cooked ones taste like hot dogs.
post #6 of 31
smart dogs



smart dogs have been my favorite out of every fake hot dog. DON'T try to tofu pups. I think they taste like throw up
post #7 of 31
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Originally Posted by MrFalafel View Post

How did you cook them?



I thought smart dogs weren't very good until someone showed me the proper way to prepare them: simply boil a pan of water and then remove from the heat. Then add the Smart dogs and wait for a few minutes. That's all. Overcooked Smart Dogs taste chalky and awful. Properly cooked ones taste like hot dogs.



I agree. This method of cooking Smart Dogs makes them taste really good, but If you just toss them in the microwave for too long they become dry and plastic-like. Smart Dogs are my favorite dog substitute.
post #8 of 31
I usually buy smart dogs. I never boil though, I just grill or fry. I don't know how authentic they taste because I don't remember what real hot dogs taste like.
post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by MrFalafel View Post

How did you cook them?



I thought smart dogs weren't very good until someone showed me the proper way to prepare them: simply boil a pan of water and then remove from the heat. Then add the Smart dogs and wait for a few minutes. That's all. Overcooked Smart Dogs taste chalky and awful. Properly cooked ones taste like hot dogs.





Mmmmm that's the best way! They are strange microwaved and grilling is tricky. I just boil em
post #10 of 31
Well, apparently I've been cooking them incorrectly! No wonder I thought they were kind of strange. Not that that has stopped me from eating them for 2 years, but... I look forward to steeping them and seeing how they taste! Maybe I won't have to smother them in sauerkraut any more!
post #11 of 31
I LOVE Smart dogs! Tons of protein for my weight lifting. Grilled or microwaved for me. Usually 2 -4 at a time with no bread. Especially for my evening snack.
post #12 of 31
I second...or..eighth....the vote for Smart Dogs! I love em grilled! Just dont' over-do it and they're yummy!
post #13 of 31
Thread Starter 
hey you know what? i probably overcooked them in the microwave... because it was like rubbery...
post #14 of 31
Are their brats any good? Smart Brats? I've never liked hot dogs, I don't know if I'd like them any better if they were Vegan.
post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by imjennwhoareyou View Post

hey you know what? i probably overcooked them in the microwave... because it was like rubbery...



Sounds like what I was doing wrong.



You can nuke a bowl of water until boiling and then remove from the oven and drop the smart dogs in. Makes a world of difference.
post #16 of 31
hmm..now I want one..
post #17 of 31
I used to hate Smart Dogs because I put them in the microwave too. They are like plastic. I really like frying them with a bit of oil until they're crispy on the outside. Microwave with no bowl of water dries them out I guess. Smart Dogs are the best value at the store! All of them are $4 and Smart Dogs has twice as many. That's the main reason I like them... because I'm poor.
post #18 of 31
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Originally Posted by MrFalafel View Post

Sounds like what I was doing wrong.



You can nuke a bowl of water until boiling and then remove from the oven and drop the smart dogs in. Makes a world of difference.



Never ever ever ever boil water in the micro alone. A phenomenon called 'superheating' can happen, and when you take the water out of the micro, it can blow up in your face. It's actually fairly common--

Here's some further info....



http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/superheating.html
post #19 of 31
I followed the directions on the package, and just boiled the agua, turned off the burner and plunked in the Smart Dogs. 2 minutes later, I had yumminess.

post #20 of 31
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Originally Posted by ~Brandon View Post

I followed the directions on the package, and just boiled the agua, turned off the burner and plunked in the Smart Dogs. 2 minutes later, I had yumminess.




They are pretty yoummy....
post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by ~Linda~ View Post

I bought some, but have yet to try them.



Ok, I finally had some Smart Dogs for dinner tonight. I cooked as directed, cut them up and put them in some veggie baked beans with brown rice, and some cornbread. My omni BF had the same, and he liked it.
post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by brownieB26 View Post

smart dogs



smart dogs have been my favorite out of every fake hot dog. DON'T try to tofu pups. I think they taste like throw up



you really know how to make someone *horrified* of trying something.
post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by crystalteacup View Post

Are their brats any good? Smart Brats? I've never liked hot dogs, I don't know if I'd like them any better if they were Vegan.



I love the smart brats! Give 'em a thumbs .
post #24 of 31
I don't really like tofudogs much, but not because of the taste. I don't recall them tasting bad. It's just that I prefer veggie dogs because I like all of the bits of vegetables in them. Maybe that's gross.
post #25 of 31
I like Yves Good Dog the best. Smart Dogs are okay too. They shouldn't be rubbery if you cook them right. Remember that they're all pre-cooked, so you just need to warm them up.
post #26 of 31
My kids like the Yves Good Dogs ( I think that's what they're called?) and I personally like the Smart Brats (with a good grainy mustard, saurkraut and fried onions - OMG to DIE for!!)...
post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by Tofu-N-Sprouts View Post

Smart Brats (with a good grainy mustard, saurkraut and fried onions - OMG to DIE for!!)...





Ooooohhh..... That souns so gooooood..... I was raised eating the omni version of that... LOVE saurkraut!!!!
post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by Tofu-N-Sprouts View Post

My kids like the Yves Good Dogs ( I think that's what they're called?) and I personally like the Smart Brats (with a good grainy mustard, saurkraut and fried onions - OMG to DIE for!!)...



That's my favorite way to eat them too. The more saurkraut the better.
post #29 of 31
They are definitely best just heated in the boiled water. I microwave them every once in a while when in a hurry, and grill them whenever I'm *insane* and forget that this is a very bad thing to do. They come out hard and rubbery.



The smart dogs DO have a "grillers" version but I dont think that its vegan. I think I tried it once and didn't like it as much. I liked the morningstar farms hotdogs the most for tasting like "real" hot dogs, but they have egg in them and have a TON of sodium. I stopped buying them when I found this vegan version. I was looking for a hotdog with lower sodium for my father and the litelife ones are the lowest out of all hotdogs, real or fake - and at over 300mg a dog, its still really high, especially since my father is limited to 750 mgs a day!!!
post #30 of 31
I tried them all and my favorite is Schneider Oh Naturel Meatless hot dog. I also tried them boiled, microwaved and bbq and they were good everytime

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