Jill made summer roll hot dogs cooked in chili, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar. I have to say, it looks fairly disgusting, but I think any regular old hot dog looks gross unless it's grilled with some blackened skin on the outside. My mom used to boil hot dogs and I got kind of grossed out by them after a while. I feel the same way about tomato soup, if you care. Padma and Donatella question her decision not to make her own hot dog, and Jill says that she was worried about time. Even though many of the other cheftestants had plenty of time to create their own sausage/wiener. Radhika did an Indian-inspired (surprise!) kabob-style sausage with caramelized onions, cucumbers, and tomato jam. I initially read that last part as toejam, and I was like, "EW! Gross! And why?" It's been a long day. Daniel made a pork hot dog with horseradish, mustard, fried onions, and garlic powder. So it's fairly traditional -- it's even in a standard hot dog bun. Eugene did a sushi-inspired maki roll hot dog with pita bread, Boursin cheese, and red onions. Hosea created a pork hot dog with roasted poblanos, jalapenos, smoked bacon, and red vinegar. A lot of people used vinegar, which is an ingredient I wouldn't associate with hot dogs or sausages normally. Stefan created the "World Dog," which is an Italian sausage on French bread with Wisconsin cheese and Irish tartar sauce. It doesn't sound so bad, but it looks like he took a loaf of bread and then laid one sausage down the length of it, so when he sliced it, there's only a tiny piece of sausage in each serving. The rest of the bread looks empty. He even serves it with German beer, so he's put a lot of thought into the theory of his food, but not so much into the presentation.
Carla made a lamb and pork sausage with sauerkraut and caramelized onions. It looks like a rustic version of a regular street hot dog to me, which is not bad. Ariane made a chicken sausage with bacon, celery seed, garlic, and white pepper. Donatella thinks the celery seed is a bit strong. Fabio made Andouille sausage with goat cheese, roasted bell peppers, and sun-dried tomatoes. Donatella can taste the Mediterranean influence. Jamie made pork and beef sausage with bacon, onions, and cayenne pepper. Padma dramatically stops chewing and says in a low, dramatic voice, "There was bone in mine." Which does suck -- you don't want to be chewing something soft and then suddenly taste bone, because you're going to think that one of your teeth fell out. But Padma is kind of a drama queen. Finally, the judges try the street vendor's hot dog with mustard, sauerkraut, and relish. It would have been kind of awesome if the street vendor had won. I also didn't realize on first viewing that they totally skipped some cheftestants, but there's only so much time in the episode, I guess.