12.12.2006

Weenie tots

Who knew weenie tots were so mysterious?


Apparently they're called different things in different places. Claire says they were called "whiska weenies" when she was growing up (I think Deandra's family may have called them something like this, too). What other names are there for them?

11 comments:

Kevin O'Mara said...

Say what? Those are 'cocktail weenies', alright?

The Dinner Partiers said...

In Clinton, SC we called them l'il smokies (as I said in my previous comment).

-Jamie

Anonymous said...

I've had those, with either grape jelly and chili sauce or BBQ. For some reason your name for them conjured up an image of mini-pigs in a blanket.

Matthew said...

lil' smokies, cocktail weenies

claire said...

Not whiska weenies -- "woozie wieners" -- they involved whiskey in the making, and brown sugar. They were both gross and flammable.

Alison said...

Oh, sorry--woozie wieners. I do think Deandra's family called them whiska weenies, but she'll have to weigh in and tell me if I'm right.

Jeremy said...

Jeremy's friend Goober's family (yep, I know we're in sketchy territory here, conjuring up some visions of backwoods yokels) are the ones who referred to them as "whiska wieners" for the whiskey.

-Deandra

Sarah said...

Who knew? These tiny hot dogs are actually a Martin family Christmas tradition too, although we call 'em cocktail weenies just like Kevin O. As an aside, my friend Jon Bock has taken to calling boobs tots. Like, "check out the tots on her".

Alexandrialeigh said...

In my midwestern family, we call them cocktail sausages, because we are too dainty to use the word "weiner."

(That is my mother's explanation, but you have to understand the complete hypocrisy, so I will also share with you that my mother is the same woman who likes to make up dirty names for grocery stores -- Pubics and Piggly's Wiggly being two of her favorites.)

Anonymous said...

I need the recipe for the cocktail weenies; can you help me out?

Alison said...

Kay, I can only give you the recipe for weenie tots, since I am morally opposed to calling them cocktail weenies. There are never any cocktails around these weenies.

You buy a mess of Bryan Little Smokies, cut them out of their shrink-wrapped plastic packaging, and dump them in the crock pot. Then you cover them with barbecue sauce and heat.

That's it!