6 Different Ways to Cook Hotdog
- Learn to cook hot dogs six different ways for when you are short on time, or short on money. A hot dog is an easy choice for lunch or dinner. Hot dogs certainly aren't the picture of healthy eating, but if you're eating a varied and balanced diet, a hot dog once in a while isn't so horrible. There are many ways to prepare a hot dog, each creating a different taste and texture. Experiment with different hot dog brands until you find your favorite.
- Microwave. I was surprised to find out when a friend of mine had no idea you could cook hot dogs in the microwave. This is my preferred method and how we ate them growing up. Just pop the hot dog on a plate in the microwave and cook for 30-45 seconds. Just that fast, it's cooked and ready to eat.
- Boiled. Boiling hot dogs is a popular way to prepare them. This is a very easy way to cook hot dogs and will yield a different texture than with some of the other cooking methods. Bring a pot of water to boil, make sure it is enough to cover your hot dogs. Once boiling, add the hot dogs and turn your water down to medium-high and cook for 6 to 7 minutes. Try boiling hot dogs in beer for a different flavor.
- Oven cooked. To cook hot dogs in the oven makes them very yummy. If you're planning on a quick dinner, turn the oven to 425 or 450 degrees and throw in some frozen french fries per the package directions. When there is about 10-12 minutes left on your fries add the hot dogs to the same pan the fries are on in the oven. Roll them around a few times while they are cooking and make sure that don't overcook.
- Pigs 'n the blanket. Cooking hot dogs this way is super easy and fun for the little ones. Buy a pack of hot dogs and 2 cans of 8 count crescent rolls. Heat your oven per the crescent roll package directions. Cut the uncooked hot dogs in half and wrap with the uncooked dough. You can cut a slit in your hot dog and put in cheese before rolling it up. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the dough is cooked through. You may need to flip them around a bit as they brown on the bottom.
- Campfire. If you're lucky enough to have a big enough yard for an approved campfire, why not throw some hot dogs on the fire? You can use sticks or skewers to cook hot dogs over the fire until they are heated through. No room for a fire in your yard? Check out a self-contained fire pit that can be purchased for less than $100.
- Grilled. Having a cook out, or just whipping up dinner, to cook hot dogs on the grill is quick and easy. Heat your grill to a medium-high heat and add the hot dogs. Cook until the hot dogs are heated through. Make sure to turn them while cooking, for about 10 minutes.
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