LARRY CRAIG’S SPECIAL “HOT DOG” RECEIPE

The Honorable Larry E. Craig United States Senator, Idaho
Specialty Recipe
Super Tuber
(From the cookbook, “Congress Cooks!”)

“Super Tuber is a great snack that uses one of my favorite vegetables: The Idaho Potato. Of course, I suppose any type of potato could be used, but I cannot guarantee that a Super Tuber made with anything but a true Idaho potato would taste as good. Sincerely, Larry E. Craig, United States Senator Ingredients 1 hot dog, cook’s choice 1 Idaho baking potato, 7 to 10 ounces Mustard for dipping, any style Other condiments as desired such as cheese sauce, sour cream, chili, chives, bacon pieces or black olives. Wash and dry potato. Rub with shortening or butter. With an apple corer or small knife, core out the potato center (end to end). Push hot dog through the center. Bake until potato is cooked through. To Microwave: Place on microwave safe plate; cover loosely (to avoid splatters). Microwave on high about 4 minutes per potato until fork tender. To Bake in Conventional Oven: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake for approximately one hour or until potato is fork tender. To Barbecue: Wrap in aluminum foil and place above medium hot coals, turning at least once during cooking. Cook until potato is fork tender. Serving Suggestions: Allow potato to cool slightly. Eat as a finger food, dipping in your favorite hot dog condiments (mustard is my favorite).”