Exploring the Versatility of All Beef Hot Dogs in Your Kitchen
Tossed hot dogs are a great way to add variety to your menu. A conveyor toaster warms the buns and provides a crispy texture contrasting the soft, moist meat. Fill a pan with enough water to cover the hot dogs easily. For three to five minutes, add the hot dogs and cook them. Fore more health-conscious people, you can use the Best Sandwich Meat to ensure you eat well every day.
Hot Dogs on a Stick
A hot dog on a stick is fun for children and can be a great appetizer or light meal. Try the traditional all beef hot dogs or make crescent roll hot dogs. These are very tasty and easier to prepare than regular sausage on a stick.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F or as directed on the crescent roll package to prepare this simple dish. Slit each kosher 100% beef dog lengthwise to about 1/2 inch of the ends and insert one of the sticks. Place a piece of low-moisture mozzarella cheese in each slit and wrap each dough triangle around the cheese and hot dog. Place in the oven for 12–15 minutes, or until golden brown, on a baking sheet that has not been oiled.
While the hot dogs cook, prepare the batter by mixing the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and egg. Pour the batter into a tall cup so it’s easy to dip the skewered hot dogs. When the oil in the deep fryer or a large pot is ready (it should be high enough to float a small piece of bread), carefully drop each wrapped dog into the batter and coat well. Allow the excess batter to drip off briefly before placing it into the hot oil. Turn the hot dogs occasionally and remove them when they are a nice, dark golden brown.
Hot Dogs in a Wrap
Hot dogs aren’t just for buns; they’re also delicious when wrapped in other foods such as pretzel dough and egg rolls. This version uses bacon to add a hint of smokiness that pairs nicely with the crispy dough. This is the perfect snack for a game day party or cookout, and it’s easy to double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. Serve with toppings such as pickled onions, ketchup, mustard, jalapeno slices and chopped avocado.
This easy Tex-Mex-style treat can be made on the grill or in the oven. Heat a large baking sheet lined with foil and place an oven-safe rack on top to make it in the range. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat and grease the grates to make it on the grill. For best results, pat the hot dogs dry and use thick center-cut bacon slices. Use a paring knife to make an incision lengthwise down each hot dog, being careful not to cut all the way through. Then, stuff each hot dog with a slice of cheese and roll it up in a flour tortilla. Secure with toothpicks, if needed. To serve, place a wrap on each plate and top with chopped red onion and ketchup for a classic hot dog or add jalapeno slices, mustard, sriracha or a drizzle of chili con queso for Tex-Mex flavor. For a fun twist, set up a toppings bar and let everyone create their unique hot dog wrap.
Hot Dogs in a Bun
Hot dogs are a staple on many American menus, often found at summer cookouts, sporting events, food carts, and cafeterias. It is also important to note that the store-bought buns in our grocery stores are loaded with preservatives. This not only reduces the nutritional value of the bun but can also create an unpleasant chemical flavor. The ingredients in this recipe can be doubled or tripled to produce additional buns. After shaping, you have two options: bake the buns immediately or freeze the “unbaked” buns (following the first proof but before the second rise) for later use. When ready to use, let the food defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
Hot Dogs in a Bowl
Hot dogs are a favorite at parties and are surprisingly easy to cook in large quantities. Boiling is an effective way to prepare a lot of hot dogs quickly, but many alternative cooking methods can also be used.
A pot of boiling water and a few minutes of simmering are all needed to cook a batch of hot dogs. Drain any extra water and take them out of the pot using a slotted spoon. You can also put them on a plate, cover them with a paper towel, and microwave them for 15 seconds on high until they are warm. Microwaving is a great option when you don’t have time to simmer or grill your hot dogs, as it quickly heats them and maintains the texture of a freshly cooked frank. Just be sure to monitor them so they don’t burn carefully, and be careful removing the paper towel as trapped steam can burn you. When you’re ready to serve your boiled dogs, toasting the bun is a delicious touch that elevates their taste and appearance. To toast, spread butter on the bun’s inside, then place it on a heated skillet or griddle over medium heat until it’s toasted and slightly crisped. If you like, sprinkle with garlic salt to give it an extra kick of flavor.