Boy oh boy, nothing says comfort food better than good ole fashioned hot dogs. They’re quick, easy and, not to toot my own horn, but they can taste absolutely fantastic with a little twist.


Now, sure, you might be thinking, But hey, who needs instructions to prepare hot dogs? Aren’t we just boiling or grilling until they’re done, and slathering some ketchup or mustard? Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Well, that’s where you’re wrong, my friend.


Heck, why have a simple hot dog when you can turn it into a gourmet experience without breaking a sweat? Yup, we’re here to make those franks sing! So, loosen up those apron strings and let’s get cracking!


First things first – let’s talk dogs. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. So, choosing a quality sausage will set you up for success right out of the gate. Don’t skimp on the bun either! You need a soft and slightly sweet bun to nestle that juicy sausage.


After that, it’s all about the fixings, folks. Harken back to the days of roasting marshmallows and build a mini fire in your kitchen – okay, a little dramatic, maybe just a quick char on an open flame or a hot grill. That’s the secret sauce right there. Before you go wild with the ketchup and mustard, try brushing your dog with some garlic butter. It’s a game-changer, I swear!


Through the charm of food, we can transform the most basic of meals into a party for our taste buds. So, let’s stop being weenies about our hot dogs, and start being culinary heroes. Who’s with me? Dive in, the water’s fine! Just remember, the devil’s in the details. Now, let’s eat!



Let’s Make It!


  • Start by sourcing quality hot dogs from your local butcher shop or grocery store.
  • Choose soft, slightly sweet buns that will complement the savory taste of your cooked hot dogs.
  • Preheat your grill to medium heat, or if you’re roasting indoors, light your stovetop burner.
  • While that’s warming up, mince a few cloves of garlic and melt some butter in a small saucepan.
  • Add the garlic to the melted butter, stirring well until the garlic is golden and fragrant. Set this garlic butter aside.
  • Now, carefully place your hot dogs on the preheated grill or directly over the stovetop flame.
  • Rotate the hot dogs every thirty seconds or so, ensuring they cook evenly and get a bit of a char on the outside.
  • When your hot dogs are browned and slightly crispy, use tongs to remove them from the heat and set them aside.
  • Quickly grab your buns and place them cut side down on the grill or on a warm griddle to get them slightly toasted.
  • Once toasted, remove the buns and place a cooked hot dog in each.
  • Before adding any traditional condiments, brush each hot dog generously with the garlic butter you made earlier.
  • Add your favorite toppings, such as ketchup, mustard, relish or onions.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy your gourmet hot dogs!


See, That Was Quick!

By Published On: October 11th, 2023Categories: Uncategorized

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