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Old 11-11-2018, 11:39 AM
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Default How do you, personally, cook a Hot Dog

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this is not a poll because i'd have to include an 'other' option which i'm certain would encompass about 99% of replies

this is also not a joke at false's expense, this is an actual question
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:43 AM
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I don't.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:43 AM
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Well, you said "a" hot dog, and I'm not doing anything elaborate for one, so for a single hot dog: 30-40 seconds in the microwave with just the wiener, then put the bun in as well for another 15 seconds.

My preference though is on the BBQ with a lightly grilled bun.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:31 PM
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Grill-style cast iron pan on medium heat, rotate/flip with tongs for about a minute or until the skin gets slightly brown + darker grill marks.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:15 PM
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On a grill outside until there are char marks.

I grew up having them always boiled so I don't find that as gross as others do.

I've never thought about it before, but since brats boiled in beer and then grilled are so good, I bet hot dogs might be good too? Hmm.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:53 PM
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Usually a good hard boil. But I do like throw them in the fry pan on occasion.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:56 PM
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Yeah, obviously grilled is best but nobody's breaking out the charcoal for a single hot dog. Often when I have call for a dog I'm also making pasta, so I just throw one in the boiling pasta water for a few minutes.
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:09 PM
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When I used to make them regularly it was on a George Foreman grill. Haven't boiled one in years... don't think I could go back to that tbh.
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:26 PM
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Often when I have call for a dog I'm also making pasta, so I just throw one in the boiling pasta water for a few minutes.
Do you ever thread spaghetti noodles through chopped hot dog bits and then boil 'em?

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Old 11-11-2018, 02:28 PM
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Haha, I'm usually doing it with macaroni, so no, but that's hilarious.
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Old 11-11-2018, 04:16 PM
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Ditto on the boiling, but grilling/pan fry is also good and how I tend to cook smaller quantities of dogs. Most of my dogs the last few months have been steamed, which certainly works.

Legit considering doing that spaghetti thing tho
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Old 11-11-2018, 04:42 PM
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In order of tastiness: a grill, on the Foreman, boil it, microwave it.
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:14 PM
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Impaled on a chopstick and baked.
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:58 PM
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Microwave: it ain't pretty but it works. If we are talking dogs, then a grill would be preferred, or maybe a bonfire but that's a bit wasteful for a single dog.
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:51 PM
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Impaled on a chopstick and baked.
Oooh, I used to impale them on a bamboo skewer and hold it over a stove burner. Not sure that was such a good idea in retrospect. Tended to end up charred on the outside and cool on the inside.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:19 PM
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Drop in pan, heat water to a boil, turn off heat and cover for fifteen minutes.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:19 PM
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wait

people boil hot dogs?

what?
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:54 PM
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wait

people boil hot dogs?

what?
Yup. It is the blandest possible way to heat a hot dog, but you can heat packages at a time effectively.

Unless the grill (of fire) is already going, I just microwave them. It I wanted to take the time to cook something, I wouldn't be eating a hot dog.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:02 AM
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Oooh, I used to impale them on a bamboo skewer and hold it over a stove burner. Not sure that was such a good idea in retrospect. Tended to end up charred on the outside and cool on the inside.
gas burner, or electric?

If it's electric I can't see that working too well...
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:07 AM
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wait

people boil hot dogs?

what?
Ideally, you only boil them long enough to reheat. I like a good rolling boil before I put them in. Give em roughly a few minutes and yank them out.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:18 AM
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Don't yank your hot dog.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:55 AM
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gas burner, or electric?

If it's electric I can't see that working too well...
Gas burner, yeah. Just hold your wiener right in the flames.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:50 AM
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I wonder if that works for marshmallows.
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:06 PM
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Why have a hot dog when you could have a bratwurst or a smoked sausage or something?
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:17 PM
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Why have a hot dog when you could have a bratwurst or a smoked sausage or something?
Yep. That's my approach too. Plenty of options for tubular meat with more flavor going on. And I generally either cook them on the grill, or by simmering a bit and then browning in a pan.
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:52 PM
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Why have a hot dog when you could have a bratwurst or a smoked sausage or something?
Hot dogs are cheaper
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:07 PM
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And more ubiquitously available. Yeah, I love a good smoked sausage and would much rather have one if it was going to be the main component of a meal. Hot dogs are just what I'll slice up and throw into a batch of mac'n'cheese for some additional protein.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:50 PM
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Hotdogs are also generally smaller, so if you're not in the mood to stuff yourself, it makes for a much better snack.

I too boil my dogs. I'm not proud of it, but it works and is faster than a lot of things.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:20 PM
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wait

people boil hot dogs?

what?
Uh... Have you never been to New York City?

Or have you been and "get a hot dog from a street vendor" was not on your list of things to do?
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:41 AM
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We've got one of these things, works fairly well.

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