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Garbage Plate, or “Pots and Hots” (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free & Paleo)

  • Author: Amara Andrew
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 plates of food
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Late-Night Snack, Bar Food
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


The “Pots and Hots” part of this dish harkens back to the original iteration that was created in Rochester in 1918. “Pots” stands for potatoes, while “Hots” stands for hot dogs! The Garbage Plate is still something that you can get in Rochester at the original restaurant, Nick Tahou Hots.



  1. Pile all of that deliciousness on top of each other starting with your choice of potato and moving down. 
  2. Enjoy the epic meal that layeth before you. 

Keywords: lunch, dinner, late-night, snack, bar snack, bar food, burger, fries, potato, ketchup, mustard, dairy-free cheese, dairy-free queso, onions, hot dogs, onions, gluten-free, dairy-free, recipe