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A Spiral Hot Dog maximizes the grilled crispy bits making them the ultimate char-grilled hot dogs for holding onto all the mustard, ketchup, relish, and onions that a good hot dog deserves!
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Spiral Hot Dog

A Spiral Hot Dog maximizes the crispy bits you get when you grill hot dogs making them the ultimate char-grilled hot dogs. The charred spirals are the best at holding onto all the mustard, ketchup, relish, and onions that a good hot dog deserves, too.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword spiral cut hot dog, spiral hot dog
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 224kcal
Author Rebecca Lindamood

Equipment

  • grill
  • or Broiler with pan

Ingredients

  • 1 pound package hot dogs Usually 10 hot dogs to a pound

Instructions

  • Heat your grill or broiler to HIGH heat or prepare a bed of hot coals.
  • Skewer each hot dog lengthwise keeping the skewer as close to the center as possible. Repeat this with all of your hot dogs.
  • Hold the skewer at the base of the hot dog and press the edge of your knife toward the skewer on the hot dog at an angle between 10 and 45 degrees. Use your thumb and forefinger to rotate the skewer counterclockwise while cutting.
  • As you do this, the knife will spiral around the skewer, making a spiral hot dog. Once you have a spiral cut hot dog, gently slide the hot dog from the skewer.
  • Ease your hot dogs onto the hot grill or broil on a pan under a high broiler. Turn the hot dogs occasionally until they reach your desired doneness and have an internal temperature of 165ºF. Use tongs to transfer the spiral hot dogs to a plate.

Notes

Notes: If you hold the knife close to 10º, you’ll have a more springy hot dog with more brown-and-crisp spiral surface. If you hold it closer to 45º, you’ll have fewer spirals but a sturdier hot dog. The choice is yours!

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 132mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg