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    Yet another Hot dog Question

    OK, so in keeping with the hot dog theme this week my question is:

    When cooking a hot dog on your grill, boiling a hot dog, as with boiling ribs, should be a federal offence much like high treason....

    Do you simply heat it up till it reaches and tasty temp and color?


    Do you cook it till is splits wide open like a butterfly and get a bit of a sear going?

    Personally I go the butterfly method, with a seer even blackening up the casing a bit.
    Inquiring minds wanna know....

    I like mine blackened a bit, too. But honestly, I’ll eat them boiled, or microwaved, or off rollers, or from a skillet, whatever.


    • Jfrosty27
      Jfrosty27 commented
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      Like this for me too

    Air Fryer


    • bbqLuv
      bbqLuv commented
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      How Interesting, our insta-pot has an air fryer attachment. have to give it a try.

    We typically cook ours on a George Foreman grill. Fast and easy way to get some char on the skin.


      Good temp, color and a bit of char but nowhere even close to being split in two. I don’t mind if someone is splitting them in two for service after removing them from the grill but I see it as a presentation thing so I never do it.


        Cooked to a light to medium char.


        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          Wut he sed ˆ

        For skin off dogs, moderate heat and not too much char. Skin on dogs are cooked slower, then seared to crisp the skin. Not too hot. This is if I have fire. For inside cooking, a pan with just a dab of oil is my fave. Same mores apply.


          My wife loves her hotdogs to have some char - the more the better. Its actually hard to get that with skinless dogs like Nathan's that we prefer, but I generally grill until the ends start to split a little, and it has some char.


            Indirect until plumped. Then a quick char.


              The hot dogs are for the kids, while the adults eat brats, so I just throw them on the griddle just before the brats are done.


                Hot dogs heated in hot/simmering water is a much loved NYC tradition. We call them "dirty water dogs." So I can't go with you on the boiled dogs point. But I have recently rediscovered the pleasure of a nicely grilled dog.


                • kjbarth
                  kjbarth commented
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                  This^^^^. Wife and I like grilled but I like boiled/simmered too, sometimes in beer.

                Over Fire, no messin around. Cook em then eat em, arghh, arghh, arghh! Mebbee wrap em in a tortilla, yup, with onions & mustard.


                  Smoke in my Traeger, boil on stove, heat in a microwave, fry in a skillet, buy at 7-11--cheese and chili sauce, wrapped in foil at a ball game, over an open flame, add to mac and cheese,
                  How do I eat the
                  Let me count the ways


                    My way to heat up wieners.
                    Water, bullion/stock, some red/yellow onions, whole peppercorns..
                    Boil up, add the wieners and let them simmer a few minutes..
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                      Those look like amazing wieners. I have to say, almost sounds and looks like wiener soup. It just needs some diced onions, carrots, and potatoes.


                      • Elton's BBQ
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                      • cstrfd4
                        cstrfd4 commented
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                        That should be Cream of Wiener soup


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