Hot dogs laying on a wooden surface with small bowls of relish, mustard, and ketchup
Here's What Makes An Italian Hot Dog Unique
The Italian hot dog, which originated in New Jersey, features pizza dough shaped into a pita-like shape. It's topped with mustard, ketchup, onions, peppers, and fried potatoes.
One or two spicy beef sausages are the main stuffing. It's a hot dog defined by the unique pizza bread that's reminiscent of — but not exactly — a muffaletta.
This delicious doughy vessel is hard to find, so many spin-offs have emerged. However, what remains consistent is the pairing of thick-cut potatoes and flavorful cooked vegetables.