Gourmet Hot Dog: The Sponge Bob

Updated on October 8, 2017
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Tom Lohr has eaten a hot dog at all 30 MLB ballparks and is the author of "Gone to the Dogs: In Search of the Best Ballpark Hot Dog."

If you have never had seafood on a hot dog, you don't know what you are missing. Beef and just about any type of fish or crustacean go well together. This hot dog combines the beefy goodness of a Hebrew National all-beef frank and the soft, fishy taste of crab cakes. While named after a cartoon, this dog is meant for fine dining.

The Sponge Bob
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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 6-8 hot dogs


  • 1 package hot dog buns
  • 1 package hot dogs, all-beef
  • 2 packages frozen crab cakes
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 jar cocktail sauce
  • 1 tin Old Bay seasoning


  1. Cook frozen crab cakes per instructions. Set aside.
  2. Slice tomatoes into wedges. Set aside.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, cook hot dogs, rolling frequently to ensure even cooking.
  4. When hot dogs are fully cooked, lay a frank into each bun.
  5. Slice the crab cakes in half, lay two halves on one side of the bun.
  6. Lay tomato wedges on the other side of the bun.
  7. Spoon in a row of cocktail sauce down the middle of the bun.
  8. Sprinkle the hot dog with Old Bay.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 478
Calories from Fat162
% Daily Value *
Fat 18 g28%
Carbohydrates 54 g18%
Sugar 18 g
Protein 26 g52%
Sodium 2142 mg89%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      Tom Lohr 5 months ago from Santa Fe, NM


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      Carole 5 months ago

      Do you ever get indigestion?