Why should you spiral cut a hot dog
How do you spiral cut a hot dog
Now for the fun part, cutting the hot dog. I think the easiest way to do this is to run a wooden or metal skewer through each hot dog. If you don’t have enough skewers, then skewer the hot dog, cut it and remove the skewer. The only problem with removing the skewer is that it’s a little harder to grill.
If you leave the skewer in place you can easily turn them and remove from the grill without much effort. If you can’t find wooden skewers, ask at the meat department, they generally just give them to me. They have a large supply that they use for their kabobs or you can get them here.
Once you have put a skewer down the center of the hot dog, take a small paring knife and start to slice about a half inch down from the top. Slice on the diagonal going around and around the hot dog. Depending on the thickness of the hot dog, you can make the spirals as close together as you like. I like them about an inch or so apart. Stop cutting before you get to the end of the hot dog.
If you cut all the way through, no one is going to care, it will still be nice and crispy and if you’ve kept the skewers in the hot dog, it will stay together until you remove it from the skewer into the waiting bun.
Now you have a crispy surface with crevices to put catsup or cheese or pickles or whatever topping you like. Mike puts Chili Crunch on his.
Favorite summertime sides:
- Mixed fruit salad
- Skillet corn
- Corn and cucumber salad
- Zucchini and tomato salad
- Roasted potatoes
- Spinach Strawberry salad
- Mac & Cheese
- Squash packets
I hope you’re enjoying your summer, give these spiral hot dogs a try and impress your family and friends.
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