Dinner

Espageti ak Hotdog (Haitian style Spaghetti w/hotdogs)

Spaghetti is great but when you Haitianfy it, yes I just said Haitianfy (that’s my word now LOL). When you Haitianfy it, it just becomes so much better. A lot of people look at Haitian Spaghetti as something weird, so much so Chris Rock mentioned it in his movie “Top Five” In the scene he was in an interview and he spoke about how good the spaghetti with hotdogs was and the interviewer looked baffled as he questioned “Hotdogs in Spaghetti?” To which Chris Rock replied yeah it’s really good. I don’t remember the scene word for word but it definitely made me smile that he mentioned it 🙂

I used Applegate hotdogs in mine because I really like the fact that they don’t contain nitrites or chemical preservatives. I literally heard their commercial while listening to a Pandora radio station and was intrigued. They taste good, maybe even better than the other stuff out there. P.S. This is sooooo not sponsored, I genuinely like the product, it’s a bit pricey but I think it’s worth it just to avoid putting bad stuff into your body.

In the video I talk about adding Matouks Calypso Sauce just to give it an extra oomph. I’m not usually the spicy food lover but as of lately I have been able to tolerate it more; if you don’t like spice by all means omit it but I must say I feel it gives it that authentic flavor. Another thing that is optional is the Pikliz juice, if you don’t have it on hand (you should) but if you don’t have it then it’s ok to not put it in but just know it won’t have that Haitian Je ne sais qua. One ingredient that is not optional is the Epis, you must have epis when cooking Haitian cuisine; if you don’t have it just wait until you do to make it, otherwise you’ll be wasting your time. I used Barilla spaghetti n. 8. I can eat this dish as is or I can be very Haitian and add some ketchup to it (it’s just what we do) some of us even add mayonnaise to it (don’t ask LOL).
 Haitian style spaghetti is not saucy like typical Italian spaghetti yet it also isn’t dry; it taste really good!
This is an easy meal that can literally be prepared in less than 30 minutes depending on how long you take to chop up your veggies. I would add this to my weekly menu just because it’s so easy to make. To everyone who wanted my spin on Espageti ak Hotdog here it is!!

Espageti ak Hotdog (Haitian style Spaghetti w/hotdogs)

Print Recipe
Serves: 3-4 Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz) box of spaghetti
  • 2-3 hotdogs
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 1/2 - 1 cup sliced bell peppers
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup epis
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup pikliz
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt (salt to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free blended herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon clove powder
  • 1 cup pasta water (set aside after boiling spaghetti)

Instructions

1

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Once cooked set 1 cup of the liquid aside for later use. Drain your pasta.

2

On a medium to high flame add oil to to sauté pan followed by hotdogs sautee for 3-5 minutes. Add epis, onions, bell peppers and cook until veggies are soft. Add garlic, bouillon cube and continue mixing, make sure to break the bouillon cube down ensuring it gets mixed in well.

3

Add tomato paste and mix well. Add water that was set aside earlier along with thyme, dry spices, pikliz juice and mix. Add spaghetti and mix well, you can add some hot sauce to give it extra spice. Serve hot and enjoy!

You Might Also Like

  • Unknown
    August 30, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Hi I'm Tonya.. I really love and admire your cooking. Just wondering if you travel to teach people how to cook? I'm American but my husband is Haitian..Are you on Instagram? My email address is Tonyajenkins1981@yahoo.com and my Instagram is Tonya34Charles

  • Subscribe Now
    Wish you were in Haiti, but you're not? Wish you had some Tablèt, but you don't? Make it yourself with my easy to follow recipe! Sign up for my e mail list to get the exclusive video and recipes on How to make Tablèt Nwa, Tablèt Kokoye and Tablèt Pistach (cashew, coconut and peanut candies).
    2017 (C) All rights reserved.