Various hot dogs on to-go plates with chips, ketchup, mayo, tomatoes, and oil on the side
What Sets Guatemalan Shucos Apart From Other Types Of Hot Dogs
Shucos are a popular Guatemalan street food in which the hot dog is cut in half lengthwise, grilled for a smoky flavor, and cut into chunks before it's served on a bun.
Typical toppings include guacamole, peppers, and cabbage stew with mustard, mayo, ketchup, and hot sauce. Jalapeños, pico de gallo, chimichurri, and queso fresco are also common.
While beef or pork hot dogs are most common, chorizo, salami, or other sausages can be used, and instead of a bun, you can occasionally find it served on a flour tortilla.
In Guatemala, you can find shucos at street vendors and in restaurants, while stateside, you can make them at home or find them at spots like L.A.’s Puchica Guatemalan Bar & Grill.