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There really are no rules when it comes (Credit: Doug Young)

There really are no rules when it comes to topping a hot dog. Cookbook author Lauren Chattman suggests dogs with (clockwise from lower right) potato salad and spicy brown mustard; pineapple-cilantro salsa with chipotle mayonaise; chopped Kalamata olives with feta cheese; avocado-mango salsa; black beans, jack cheese and crumbled potato chips; and cucumber and red onion salsa with Sriracha mayonaise. (June 26, 2012)

Hot dogs, six ways

There are no rules as to what you can put on top of a hot dog. If you're feeling adventurous, here are some ways from Newsday columnist and cookbook author Lauren Chattman to get that top dog.

A hot dog with black beans, jack cheese
(Credit: Doug Young)

A hot dog with black beans, jack cheese and crumbled potato chips.

See the recipe.

A hot dog topped with potato salad and
(Credit: Doug Young)

A hot dog topped with potato salad and spicy brown mustard.

See the recipe.

A hot dog topped with cucumber salsa and
(Credit: Doug Young)

A hot dog topped with cucumber salsa and Sriracha mayonnaise.

See the recipe.

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A hot dog with avocado-mango salsa.See the recipe.
(Credit: Doug Young)

A hot dog with avocado-mango salsa.

See the recipe.

A hot dog with chopped kalamata olives and
(Credit: Doug Young)

A hot dog with chopped kalamata olives and feta cheese.

See the recipe.

A hot dog with pineapple salsa and chipotle
(Credit: Doug Young)

A hot dog with pineapple salsa and chipotle mayonnaise.

See the recipe.

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