Recreating a hotdog, sorta
I know, I nearly put this under Special Needs but let me explain:
I have an artisanal bakery in Port Hawkesbury, which is on Cape Breton island in Nova Scotia, Canada, which becomes important in a few sentences time.
I also have a farm just outside said town on said island in said province etc etc. I'm currently raising sheep, as I put all seven of our rarebreed pigs in the freezer this summer, too dangerous to have them around at lambing tme you see.
Now then, my bakery & cafe are doing quite well, and I know, I really really KNOW, that I should have said 'no, thanks, I'll pass on this opportunity' when the contract to run the canteen in the arena came up. But I can't, just can't, pass up on any opportunity.
You see there's 3400 people in this town, and we probably get a couple of hundred or so through the bakery in a week. That's a lot of potential out there, a lot of people still eating supermarket bread, needing to be enlightened.
Now the important bit I told you to look out for is this is in Canada, and Canada in the winter means Ice Hockey, and this arena I mentioned with the canteen... is an ice hockey arena.
So my problem is that my bakery/cafe sells organic, artisanal, European-style breads by the loaf or folded loving around some local farmers ingredients in very eco-friendly packaging. I'm reliably informed that people who go watch sports thingies eat fries and hot dogs.
I was just lying here doing some blue sky thinking when it occurred to me that I have seven pigs in the freezer and a bakery. Why couldn't I do my own version of the hotdog? A Banger in a Bun if you will, sneak the good stuff in without the bloodthirsty mob even realising it.
I know hotdogs are disgusting and mainly made out of the bits of chicken that would only be edible if they pressed the stripped carcas through a mesh sieve with about 5000lbs of pressure and the buns are designed to sit on a shelf for a halflife or two before conveying the 'hot dog' into the mouth of somebody who's eyes and brain aren't really considering their actions so...
...how do I make my good healthy top-notch nosh into something they will buy and eat and not be too weirded out by the ....the... flavour thing ... that's happening in their mouth?
Any ideas? Anyone?