hot dog sauce from the old hag mart

hot dog sauce from the old hag mart

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linda lou

AOL

#1 Jul 23, 2009
Hi just wanted to know if any you old timers remeber the hag mart in martinsburg and the famous hot dog sauce, and do you have any idea how i can get the recipe ??? Thanks
tbyrd2000

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#2 Aug 9, 2009
I have been lookin for this recipe for years...if you get...please let me know....
Teresa

Braddock Heights, MD

#3 Aug 10, 2009
I have, what I was told, was the recipe. Will dig it out of the archives. However. would want to post it to you privately.
linda lou

AOL

#4 Aug 11, 2009
Teresa wrote:
I have, what I was told, was the recipe. Will dig it out of the archives. However. would want to post it to you privately.
I would love to hear from you teresa, please email me at [email protected] ahve you tryed the recipe yet ??linda lou
tbyrd2000

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#5 Aug 11, 2009
I've been looking for this for years...I live in NC, but live in Marinsburg and went to NJH in the 70's...We would walk to Hag Mart at lunchtime to get "DOGS"....they were the best...I want the recipe for the sauce!!!
tbyrd2000

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#6 Aug 11, 2009
Teresa wrote:
I have, what I was told, was the recipe. Will dig it out of the archives. However. would want to post it to you privately.
Let me know you have found it...I will give you PRIVATE info...to pass on to me...
linda lou

AOL

#7 Aug 12, 2009
tbyrd2000 wrote:
<quoted text>Let me know you have found it...I will give you PRIVATE info...to pass on to me...
Dont forget to get to dig up that recipe Teresa, looks like you have two of us that wants it, i will be waiting to hear from you, and thanks alot.
tbyrd2000

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#8 Aug 12, 2009
I just have to ask...you aren't Linda Lou Spurgeon are you?
Sharon Hill

Knoxville, TN

#9 Aug 17, 2009
Here is the original recipe for Hag Mart Sauce my mother got from a friend of hers who worked there:
6 beef bullion cubes
5 Cups water
3 medium onions finely chopped
2 Tablespoons tabasco sauce
1/2 Cup cornstarch with 1 Cup water (add last)
1/4 pound hamburger meat

Cook together until done. Thicken with cornstarch mixture and let cook 1/2 hour. Pour over hot dogs.
tbyrd2000

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#10 Aug 17, 2009
OMG...I have been looking, asking for this for over 30 years...Thank you SO MUCH!!! I'm so excited...I can't wait to try it...I think I'll make it today!!! You are the Best!!
Sharon Hill

Knoxville, TN

#11 Aug 17, 2009
tbyrd2000 wrote:
OMG...I have been looking, asking for this for over 30 years...Thank you SO MUCH!!! I'm so excited...I can't wait to try it...I think I'll make it today!!! You are the Best!!
You are welcome!! My younger sister went to the same school at the same time you did. She is here visiting from Martinsburg. Her name was Robin Kline ... did you know her?
tbyrd2000

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#12 Aug 17, 2009
Sharon Hill wrote:
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You are welcome!! My younger sister went to the same school at the same time you did. She is here visiting from Martinsburg. Her name was Robin Kline ... did you know her?
I do remember Robin...she was in my clsss (76)..I just looked in a old yearbook. My maiden name was Tami Heiden. Tell her I said Hi! My Mom still live in M'burg, I do visit a couple times a year and have attended a couple reunions. I'm living on the Outer Banks of NC, have been here for 5 years.

It really is a small world (thank the internet for that!) It is great to have this recipe and a made an old contact at the same time!!
Sharon Hill

Knoxville, TN

#13 Aug 18, 2009
Robin said she remembers you as well and said said to say hi to you and to give you her email address: [email protected]

She will be leaving to go back to Martinsburg this Friday.
tbyrd2000

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#14 Aug 18, 2009
Sharon Hill wrote:
Robin said she remembers you as well and said said to say hi to you and to give you her email address: [email protected]
She will be leaving to go back to Martinsburg this Friday.
I put her email in my contacts...I will reach out to her. If she's not already, she should get on Facebook...I've found many old friends & schoolmates and reconnected with them there. I look forward to emailing/chatting with her soon.
Sharon Hill

Knoxville, TN

#15 Aug 19, 2009
Robin said you can do that on Classmates.com too. She found a number of them out there. She said if you knew Scott Arvin, he moved back to town. She has seen him a couple of times. Doesn't look anything like he did in junior high.
linda lou

AOL

#16 Sep 6, 2009
tbyrd2000 wrote:
OMG...I have been looking, asking for this for over 30 years...Thank you SO MUCH!!! I'm so excited...I can't wait to try it...I think I'll make it today!!! You are the Best!!
Hi Girl just wanted to know if you made the hotdog sauce yet ?? Is it the real thing?? I just checked this message board, forgot all about it to tell the truth, so i havnt tried it yet, but i am very thankful for the recipe, and you had ask if i was Linda lou S and the answer is no im not her. I went to school in Frederick md, been here since 86. Any way please let me know how the sauce was,. I never have had it, i wanted it so i could make it for my mother in law and maybe get some brownie points HA HAPlus every one who has had it from this area says how great it was, so i figured if i knew how to make it,and took it to a family gathering or church thing , then i would be the talk of the town LOL You have a wonerful day sweetie and thank you to the lady who took the time to dig it up and post it, thanks
tbyrd2000

Manteo, NC

#17 Sep 6, 2009
Thanks for the response...Funny I used to live in Martinsburg (through High School) and moved to Frederick, MD where I lived for 25 years. Now, I'm in NC...I did make the sauce, and I'm not real happy with the way it turned out...the texture is as I remember, but it didn't seem to taste the same...I'm going to change the type of onion (I used a yellow) and use a better boulion (I used Food Lion Brand)...I think I just need to tweak it to get it to what I remember...BTW...It makes ALOT (about 2 qts)...You could probably cut this in half and have plenty for weeks...It seems to store well in the fridge and heat up in microwave when you want to have some. I can't remember what kind of hot dogs they used or if they were steamed, boiled, grilled, etc...that may make a difference (in terms of my memory)...I just know I loved them.

I will keep plugging away at it and let you know if I find better results.
linda lou

AOL

#18 Sep 7, 2009
tbyrd2000 wrote:
Thanks for the response...Funny I used to live in Martinsburg (through High School) and moved to Frederick, MD where I lived for 25 years. Now, I'm in NC...I did make the sauce, and I'm not real happy with the way it turned out...the texture is as I remember, but it didn't seem to taste the same...I'm going to change the type of onion (I used a yellow) and use a better boulion (I used Food Lion Brand)...I think I just need to tweak it to get it to what I remember...BTW...It makes ALOT (about 2 qts)...You could probably cut this in half and have plenty for weeks...It seems to store well in the fridge and heat up in microwave when you want to have some. I can't remember what kind of hot dogs they used or if they were steamed, boiled, grilled, etc...that may make a difference (in terms of my memory)...I just know I loved them.
I will keep plugging away at it and let you know if I find better results.
Thanks for the fast response, im going to make it this morning for a family cookout today . I also will run over to the foodloin here in Hedgesville and i will get the vadallia onion and some good beef base and you are right about the hot dog and also the rolls make a differece to. I take it you browned the hamburger before you put it in the sauce ? Since you lived in Frederick too, i know you had a white star hot dog???? To die for right?? And snow white cheese burgers too ???? Well i think that the white star hot dogs are still at the same location there in Frederick, least they were about 5 years ago and are still good, the place was past down to daughter after the mom died, so i was told. Any way thanks, im going to the store now, you have a great day toots
royvw56

Baltimore, MD

#19 Sep 12, 2009
Sharon Hill wrote:
Here is the original recipe for Hag Mart Sauce my mother got from a friend of hers who worked there:
6 beef bullion cubes
5 Cups water
3 medium onions finely chopped
2 Tablespoons tabasco sauce
1/2 Cup cornstarch with 1 Cup water (add last)
1/4 pound hamburger meat
Cook together until done. Thicken with cornstarch mixture and let cook 1/2 hour. Pour over hot dogs.
This doesn't look right to me. I worked there 5 yrs. and watched it made many times.
royvw56

Baltimore, MD

#20 Sep 12, 2009
It was made three to four gallons at a time. I never saw bullion cubes or Tabasco sauce used. I see that there are seven items missing. Email me if you're interested in a recipe that more closely matches what old Charlie Ward cooked up.([email protected])

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