Hi everyone, welcome back to the kitchen today We are adding to our hot dogs of summer playlist just in time for the fourth of July These are famous from Clifton, New Jersey Ripper dogs from Rutt’s Hut I’m gonna give you a little background information on what these are all about and we’re going to make them And they’re gonna be delicious and I can’t wait to show you how these all come together Today we’re gonna add to our hot dogs of summer playlist with the New Jersey Ripper dog this is a really important and popular hot dog in New Jersey it Originated in Clifton, New Jersey and if you’re from there Represent in the comments. Have you ever had a Ripper dog? I have never personally had a Ripper dog I have never visited, Clifton, New Jersey Although I was born in New Jersey and lived there until I was 11 years old when we moved to, Arizona so I am Originally a Jersey girl and a little piece of my heart is still there Got relatives there and all that the next time we go back I might have to seek out rutz Hut in Clifton, New Jersey Which is one of the places where they say this hot dog originated. The reason it’s called a Ripper is because We’re not going to pan fry it. We’re not going to boil it. We’re not gonna steam it. We’re not gonna grill it we’re gonna deep-fry this puppy and when you deep-fry an all-natural casing hot dog It rips open and that’s why it’s called the Ripper. So I have my fryer all heated up outside we’re gonna go and we’re going to pop these in the oil for a few minutes until they are cooked until The casing rips open and then we’re going to put them in a bun with some of the German Cabbage relish that we made the other day this is also a part of the ruts hut tradition they’ve been making these with these hot dogs since 1928 the recipe for this Relish that they use is kept highly secret, but the one that I found on the Internet Actually was from a newspaper clipping from Clifton, New Jersey and it said that the recipe was from mrs. Rut So one can only presume that This is a very close facsimile to what the restaurant is currently serving as their top secret recipe relish on top of their Ripper dog so we’re gonna head out to the fryer and we’ll drop these in and we’ll be we’ll meet you out there the most Important number one rule is you must have hot dogs that are in their natural casing These would be the kind of hot dogs that snap when you bite into them. I have two different brands here I’ll go over the type that I’m using. These are Boar’s Head brand Uncured all natural casing frankfurters. These are Hoffman’s brand Hot dogs and they are both this is a all beep hot dog. This is a beef and pork mix So that’s the one of the things you want to make sure that you’re super Aware of this is not going to work with a skinless hot dog So we’re just gonna lower these into the hot oil All right, our Ripper dogs are ready to pull out of the fryer now these were in there for about three or four minutes Really not that long When they start to float, then you’ll know that they’re ready. Now. I will show you these are the hot dogs from Boar’s Head They did not rip, but I’m not upset about that because they’re still gonna taste delicious these were the Hoffman’s ones you can clearly see those ripped really beautifully and That’s what you want So we’re gonna go ahead and take these inside and build our Ripper dogs and we’ll be right back We got our rippers all ready We put them whoo tuck them nicely into a sausage bun and now we’re going to fix a rut Hut river so that really only entails the hotdog and then you can make your hotdog any way you like but When you go to ruts Hut you got to have at least one That’s traditional. Right? So you’re going to load up on This German cabbage relish Which is what you know, they is proprietary in their world and they don’t share the recipe But I think if I went there and tasted it, I would find out that I probably did a pretty good job So there’s a plain one. I’m gonna go ahead and add some spicy brown mustard to these two down here as well as some of this relish and then you know the rest is up to you how Do you like your hotdog you like your hotdog with ketchup mustard? Relish. Do you like your hotdog with mayonnaise? Some people do don’t wrinkle your nose. Okay. So do you want to give one a taste? I have to yeah, you have to So here’s the one that’s just like the traditional Ripper dog just the dog and the relish do you think Oh, Baby That’s good, oh yeah With the skin crispy like that did it’s not hard to get it through it Snaps, but it’s okay. It’s easy to bite through it skin on hot dogs are not my personal favorite But you know what when you cook them like this at all, but disintegrates into the hotdog it makes it very easy to eat And it’s so tasty. Oh my goodness You guys If you didn’t see me make this German cabbage relish in a previous video I’m gonna leave a link on the screen in my card as well as down below in the information box and you’ll be able to Have a look at how I made this. This is delicious and I want it in my refrigerator all summer. It’s so good and so easy and I know you’re gonna love it. So that’s it Ripper dogs from Rutt’s hut in, Clifton, New Jersey obviously, these are not an official Rutz hut hut dog but this is what you can get at home if you are homesick and you Can’t get there or if you’ve never been there, but you’ve heard about it and you want to try it The way you can do it pop them in your fryer. Make sure they’re Natural casing hotdogs make yourself some of this sweet-and-sour cabbage relish and you are good to go. So that’s it I hope you like today’s video and if you did Please consider giving me a thumbs up If you’re new to my kitchen you wandered on over to see what was what welcome always a pleasure to have new friends Join me. I hope that you stick around be sure and hit that subscribe button And as always if you’re trying to remember of the neurons kitchen family be sure and hit the bell Notification button because we don’t want you to miss out on all the real food for real people Real easy recipes that we present all the time right here on our YouTube channel and straight from our kitchen I hope you give these Rutt’s Hut Ripper dogs a try sometime soon And I hope you’ll love them and until next time I’ll see ya


  1. I am a Jersey Girl but I never tried this can’t wait to do it 🌭🌭🌭🌭🌭🌭 thanks for sharing

  2. Wow, that looks really good I think I also would like chopped onions with mine then the rest of the relish and mustard. Yummy ! Thank you for the recipe.

  3. I'm a Jersey Girl, but moved out 2 years ago, but once a Jersey Girl always a Jersey Girl. Went to Rutt's Hutt's many times but never had the Riper dog, but my husband did. We would watch the cars dray race for money down below from Rutt's on Rt. 21. Good memories.

  4. I live in NJ not far from Rutts Hut. Never tried their ripper and now I don’t eat hot dogs. I will live vicariously through you.

  5. Oh yes! Lived in Wood-Ridge for years.  Worked in Clifton.  Hubby and I used to go for 'in-n-outs'.  Rippers stayed in the oil just a bit longer.  Then you had creamaters… the oil so long they burnt on the outside.  Oh yea!

  6. I have been there. I love their hotdogs. Here's a bit of trivia for you. The owner and his wife have appeared on The Real Housewives of NJ several times. John died a few years ago. Here's the article:

  7. I am from NJ too. Which town are you from? I am originally from Union City and born in a hospital called Margaret Hague in Jersey City. I have had Rutz Hutt and it's ok but I am more a Callahan's (not sure if they are still around) or Hiram's type of hotdog person. My all time favorite is from a cart in Hoboken called Cal's that no longer exists. He had the best hotdog onions and chili ever!

  8. Thanks Noreen I can't wait to try these and the rellish .Where can I buy the dogs at my local grocers they are Shoppers , Giants and Food lion. Also I do not have a deep frier can I use a deep pot for my oil Iam guessing I can ? Happy 4th of July to all 🍢🇺🇸🌟💫

  9. This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing Noreen. I found the recipe you’re talking about. I might have to try this. I know it won’t be the same but I might just cook the dogs in the air fryer until they rip.

  10. I just watched the relish video. It looks so delicious! Do you know how long this would stay good in the refrigerator?

  11. I am from NJ as well!! I am from South Jersey but never heard of Ripper Dogs. I remember getting Texas Winners and they are different. I suggest searching them out on your next trip to NJ Noreen!!

    Have a great holiday! 🙂

  12. Yum! Those look so good. I like mayo and ketchup, or mayo and chili, on my hotdogs. Occasionally I like coleslaw on them as well.

  13. I live in NJ and Ruth’s makes the best hot dog ever! I worked in Clifton for over 30 years and enjoyed many lunch visits to Rutt’s.

  14. Oh I am so homesick! Rutts hut is the best.. their relish is amazing! Northern NJ born and raised and now a SC transplant.. oh now I miss home every. single. day! I have been looking for the recipe forever! Thank you for posting this! ❤

  15. I grew up in NJ. Rutts Hutt was a family tradition. We would go sit in the dining room. Rippers, fries and a pitcher of Birch beer was a must. Amazing memories! Went back to visit recently and it was just as good. Nothing like it in Charlotte NC.

  16. Yes!! I'm from Wayne , now living in California ♥️ Love Ruts Hut went on weekends with my family when I lived in Jersey

  17. I am resenting New Jersey Noreen! Whuuuup! Whuuup! You have that Northern accent. What part of Joisy are you from. I am in Union County!

  18. Lol! I was born and bred in Clifton NJ! And Ruth’s Hut & Rippers were on our weekly agenda! Love ‘em…my brother still lives there and it is always a favorite stop on any visit! Thanks for sharing… yummmmmm

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