My good friend Doug Sohn at Hot Dougs introduced this innovation several years back, just before his first location burned to the ground, save the duck fat. Although my first inspiration for hank’s came from Top Dog in Berkley, California, Hot Dougs was the impetus to pursue my own hot dog fantasy. If you ever get to Chicago, it is on my “must do” list but be prepared to stand in line for quite a while, he has quite a following. I must also credit him for our Saturday special, Foie Gras Dog, which is the perfect accompaniment for these fries. Go ahead, indulge in a little ecstasy!