Looking for a delicious treat? Consider indulging in a hot dog sandwich! After all, hot dogs are universally loved, and for good reason!
The hot dog buns hugging that savory sausage topped with yellow mustard alone are guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings. And the taste? A whole different experience!
The good news is, hot dogs are delicious, quick, and easy and they’re everyone’s favorite. Literally, everything you could ever ask for! So next time you have a party or a family gathering, you must add hot dogs to your menu!
Crave Worthy Hot Dogs
Your All-Day Favorite!
Hot dogs will be your best friends, you know why? Because you can literally make them at any time of the day. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner!
Do you want to make them for breakfast? Sure! Serve them with eggs, cheese, and hash browns. You can also add vegetables like lettuce and tomato.
You can also get creative and make something like Hot Dogs Wrapped in Puff Pastry and I’m sure that it will become your family’s favorite.
The Perfect Hot Dog
Did you know that there are so many different ways to cook that little hot dog sandwich? And for every cooking method, there is a different cooking process and a different outcome. Different tastes, textures, and aesthetics.
When we say “the best hot dog” it doesn’t mean that there is only one method to make them. There are plenty of methods; you can make your hot dogs in an air fryer or microwave, on a charcoal grill, open flame grill or gas grill, in a slow cooker, boiled, roasted, or on the stove.
So how do you know what’s the best way to cook your hot dogs? Well, it is all a personal preference after all, but it also depends on the occasion too because some methods need less cooking time than others. To make things easier, I will share the best methods with you. You’re welcome!
Grilled To Perfection
The Best Boiled Hot Dog
This is the perfect way to cook hot dogs. It’s easy and super quick. You got surprise guests for lunch or even dinner and you need to quickly prepare a meal? Just throw your hot dogs in the boiling pot of water and they will be ready in no time!
The boiling method is ideal for feeding a crowd, it only needs around 5 minutes. However, it might need a little more time if you’re preparing a large number of hot dogs all at once.
You only need the two most obvious ingredients here; hot dog and water. So here’s how you make them, In a medium pot, add 1 quart of water and 1 package of hot dogs. Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes.
After that, turn the heat off and then use tongs to remove the hot dogs or drain the water. Finally, place them on a plate covered with a paper towel to drain for about 2 minutes.
Oven Roasted Hot Dogs
Just like boiled hot dogs, oven roasting is a great way for cooking them if you’re feeding a large crowd of hungry kids. One small difference is that here the skin gets a little more crispy.
So here’s how you make the best hot dog, first step, heat your oven to 400°F. Then, line your roasting pan with aluminum foil for easier cleanup and place your hot dogs. For the best results, roast for about 15 minutes until plumped and beginning to brown.
Sizzling Hot Dog
Grilled Hot Dogs
Next time you’re hosting a barbecue party, add hot dogs to the menu! Your guests are going to devour them all, so make sure to have extra packs on the side to save yourself a trip to the grocery store mid-party.
First, insert a skewer and start twirling your beef franks using a paring knife. Remove the skewer and start grilling your hot dogs over medium-high heat. Rotate every now and then until they’re evenly brown.
Hot Dog Toppings
We’re all used to seeing hot dogs served with yellow mustard and ketchup on top but is that all? Of course not! There is more to hot dog toppings than this. Although they’re yummy, I will give you some non-basic toppings ideas to impress your guests with.
Starting off with the Chicago-style hot dogs, add your pickles, chopped onions, and tomato. Top it with mustard but don’t ever think about adding ketchup to this heavenly combo!
Okay, hear me out! Try adding chili, cheese, and chips to your hot dogs and you will never go back to basic toppings ever again.
Another insanely good combo you can go for if you’re not a big fan of chili is BBQ sauce with onion rings. It’s such an easy way to take your hot dogs to the next level!
Customize Your Own Sandwich!
Pair Them With Something Tasty!
Hot dogs can be served as an appetizer or a main dish. So if you decided to serve them on their own for lunch or dinner, you will need a few side dishes to go with them.
A very common side dish is a bowl of salad. It literally goes well with almost everything! You can also do some potato salad if you want to switch things up. And of course, you can never go wrong with some potato chips on the side.
This Tastiest Homemade Coleslaw Recipe is exactly what you need to add extra freshness to your dinner table!
For my extra people, I got you! Do you want something sweet, creamy, and juicy? Go for Grilled Corn with Spicy Cajun Butter they’re delicious and super fun to eat!
Top Tips For Perfect Results
Tip 1: By slicing your hot dogs you lose the hot dog juices. So if you want the juiciest hot dogs, do not slice them!
Tip 2: If you’re using frozen hot dogs you will have to give them a little more for them to be perfectly cooked.
Tip 3: Try not to keep your hot dogs out for longer than two hours. Not only will they get cold, but they might also grow bacteria. To avoid that from happening, try to keep them warm by wrapping them in aluminum foil.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you notice that the skin started wrinkling and it has gotten darker, then it’s most probably done.
Store hot dog leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator or wrapped tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap for 3-4 days.
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