How To Cook Hot Dogs

Ask 3 different people and you'll most likely get 3 different answers about How To Cook Hot Dogs, but no matter how you cook 'em, that first bite of summer always tastes the best.
How To Cook Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good Hot Dogs are a summer tradition whether you grill them, boil them like the ballparks, or cook them in a skillet, hot dogs are an American classic food we love to eat. #LTG recipes #SundaySupper

Hot Dogs

We don't typically indulge in hot dogs, but like many, it is hard to pass up a deliciously grilled hot dog in the summer or a boiled hot dog that's been steamed with the bun to ballpark perfection.
How To Cook Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good Hot Dogs are a summer tradition whether you grill them, boil them like the ballparks, or cook them in a skillet, hot dogs are an American classic food we love to eat. #LTG recipes #SundaySupperI know there is a lot of debate over hot dogs and what goes into them, but if you buy all natural, uncured hot dogs you won't get all of those unwanted nitrites. That's a good thing and makes me feel better about indulging every so often.

I'm sure many would be willing to debate the best way to cook hot dogs, and I admit, I like them cooked in a variety of ways. I'm just here to show you one that doesn't involve standing over hot coals in the FL heat or heating up a big pot of water. Both produce a delicious hot dog, but I like to cook hot dogs in a skillet. It's quick and easy and produces a crisp hot dog with lots of flavor.


How To Cook Hot Dogs in a Pan

Heat a skillet over mid-high heat, and add just enough water to cover the bottom of the skillet. Carefully place hot dogs in the skillet and allow them to cook until the water is evaporated. Roll them around a little during this time.
How To Cook Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good Hot Dogs are a summer tradition whether you grill them, boil them like the ballparks, or cook them in a skillet, hot dogs are an American classic food we love to eat. #LTG recipes #SundaySupper
once all the water evaporates, add a pat of butter and cook the hot dogs a little longer to brown them.
How To Cook Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good Hot Dogs are a summer tradition whether you grill them, boil them like the ballparks, or cook them in a skillet, hot dogs are an American classic food we love to eat. #LTG recipes #SundaySupper
Cooking them all in one skillet is easy and quick. I don't have to mess with the grill or wait for water to boil. Yes, I'm lazy like that sometimes <smile>.
How To Cook Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good Hot Dogs are a summer tradition whether you grill them, boil them like the ballparks, or cook them in a skillet, hot dogs are an American classic food we love to eat. #LTG recipes #SundaySupper

Toppings for Hot Dogs

Toppings for hot dogs are a very personal choice. Even more so than how to cook hot dogs. We like our traditional backyard summertime hot dog loaded with Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles, diced onions, tomatoes, ketchup, & mustard.
How To Cook Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good Hot Dogs are a summer tradition whether you grill them, boil them like the ballparks, or cook them in a skillet, hot dogs are an American classic food we love to eat. #LTG recipes #SundaySupper
However, when we're feeling really special, we go all out and enjoy one of my fancy gourmet hot dogs. There's really no wrong way to enjoy hot dogs, so why not give them all a try and decide for yourself!

Our Best Hot Dogs

Don really loves the Banh Mi Hot Dogs. Inspired by the Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwich, this recipe takes the humble hot dog to a whole new level of gourmet deliciousness!
Banh Mi Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good
When we have a little extra time to caramelize some onions, my French Onion Hot Dogs are just like the ever popular French Onion Soup, but in a handy bun and extra delicious because it's a hot dog!!
French Onion Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good
It's very difficult to choose a favorite, but I think my Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs are winning that race right now. I do, however, reserve the right to change my mind <wink>
Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good
Last, but certainly not least, is the classic Coney Island Hot Dog. Topped with a meat relish, onions, and plenty of yellow mustard. They remind me of a chili dog, but no beans! These hot dogs are loaded and tasty!
Coney Island Hot Dogs | by Life Tastes Good

How To Cook Hot Dogs

Life Tastes Good
Published 06/19/2016
How To Cook Hot Dogs
Ask 3 different people and you'll most likely get 3 different answers about How To Cook Hot Dogs, but no matter how you cook 'em, that first bite of summer always tastes the best.

Ingredients

  • 4 Natural, uncured hot dogs
  • water
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 4 hot dog buns

Instructions

  1. In a skillet over mid-high heat, add enough water to cover the bottom of the skillet. Carefully place hot dogs in the skillet and allow them to cook until the water is evaporated. Roll them around a little during this time.
  2. Once all the water evaporates, add a tablespoon of butter and cook the hot dogs a little longer to get a nice sear on them
  3. Lightly toast the buns while the hot dogs are cooking. Serve topped with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook time: 10 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.

Tags: How to Cook Hot Dogs, Hot Dogs, Summer, Grilled, Boiled, Ballpark, Skillet, Toppings, All Natural, Uncured Hot Dogs

18 comments:

  1. Now I'm craving a dog!!! I love mine grilled---needs to have those dark spots from the fire :)

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    1. I love them grilled too and we usually do that in the cooler months down here ;)

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  2. omg! Your post should not be titled how to cook them, it should be titled how to dress them! Your hot dogs look amazing!

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    1. haha too funny, Nicole. Thanks! We do love our hot dogs ;)

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  3. Glad I'm not the only one that pan fries hot dogs or brats! :D

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    1. YAY!! I'm not alone!! I love how easy it is and, seriously, they taste awesome!

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  4. What a great post! It's so complete. All your pics with the variety of fixings really satisfy. And I couldn't agree more when you say there's something about the first bite.

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  5. I've never been a big hot dog fan (too many summers working the local pool snack bar, which was permeated with the smell of hot dogs), but my family loves them -- thanks for the tips! Thanks for participating today!

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    1. Thanks for being such an amazing host, Coleen! You rock :)

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  6. We have several hot dog chains in the valley and each claim to be king. I guess hot dogs are still big around here! Probably since you can get them anyway you want! lol

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    1. Getting them anyway you want is definitely a plus! We don't have too many hot dog places around here. There's one on the beach, but that's about it.

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  7. Love this! Great collection of recipes too!

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  8. Now here is a post with valuable info... thank you! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Ted. I agree! Knowing how to cook up a dog without a microwave is an essential life skill ;) Now go make a hot dog and top it like there's no tomorrow.

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  9. We eat a lot of hot dogs around here during the summer months. I like the natural casing franks that crunch when you bite into them.

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