The other day, I wanted to cook a few hot dogs before the US vs. Canada hockey game to enjoy along with some nachos, cheese, & jalapeños. These are the things I like to get when I have the opportunity to get out to a Pens game, and thought they’d be fun (and cheaper) to enjoy at home.
My outdoor grill is currently out of commission until I get some new knobs for it that won’t melt, and I really didn’t want to fire it up to cook 3 hot dogs anyway.
So, I thought of how to cook the hot dogs… Microwave? Oven? Toaster Oven? Foreman grill?
So many decisions. So, I did some Googling and found an article about 6 different ways to cook a hot dog. There are certainly more than that. I never really put that much thought into cooking hot dogs. They’re not even one of my favorite foods. Usually they only come out when the grill is already being fired up for hamburgers or we have some sort of campfire or bonfire going.
I ended up cooking the dogs on the Foreman grill, not the best idea – even given the recommended cooking times. They blackened more than I’d like on the outside, & were not quite done on the inside.
I should have slapped them in the oven or toaster oven. The microwave is just “eh”, and boiling is just out of the question… although I might try boiling them in beer some time as the one article recommended.
I’d just like you to tell me , in the comments section below – how you cook your hot dogs. I may post a wrap-up and make a list much longer than six methods at some point if I get enough of a response… and may cook them a goofy way for the chili cook-off.