One thing I may have shared before is that the hubs is CRAZY for hot dogs. We take them very seriously in this house & try to come up with all sorts of fun new twists to create the perfect hot dog. For us Gourmet Hot Dogs isn’t just a fad – it’s something we have always been passionate about. Looking for Easy Family Dinner Ideas? With grilling season here I thought I would share with you all some of our MOST FAVORITE Grilling Recipes & ways we like to top our dogs. So #StartYourGrill & let’s get cookin’!
We like to go beyond ketchup & mustard & even beyond the standard chili dog.
Creativity in grilling is a MUST!
Did you know that during Hot Dog Season, which is between Memorial Day through Labor Day, Americans eat about 7 billion hot dogs, according to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council. That’s about 818 hot dogs consumed every second during that season!! I think they underestimate how many just our family consumes 🙂
ABSOLUTE MUST is a premium dog. This is KEY people!!! We have tried them ALL & I can tell you that you can’t go wrong with Park’s Finest™ Frankfurters from Ball Park®. Trust me on this one. You can’t buy a better dog.They come in Signature Seasoned, Cracked Dijon Mustard & Slow Smoked Hickory. We liked them all.
You can see the Onion/Blue Cheese Dog & the California Dog here.
The Cheese Steak & Baja Dogs – SO GOOD!
Look at them all- aren’t they gorgeous?!! Something for everyone!
Be sure to also start with a premium bun- we like stadium rolls.
I also like to brush on a little Italian Garlic Butter on the bun & broil them for a couple minutes so it isn’t affected by the toppings.
To make the perfect dog – here are some grilling tips to start you off right!!
Spray it before you lay it: Before laying hot dogs on the grill, be sure to spray the grill with vegetable oil or cooking spray to ensure the food doesn’t stick to the grates as it’s cooked.
Don’t lose the juice: Use tongs rather than a fork to gently turn franks and handle as little as possible. Do not cut or pierce the hot dogs while they are grilling or those delicious juices may be lost.
Get the “smoky” flavor – If you prefer your hot dogs to have a smoky taste, keep the grill completely covered while cooking.
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