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MBFDFyre

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Boiled hot dogs Sat, 01/20/07 4:38 AM (permalink)
I know this is probably a stupid question but how long do you put your hot dogs in boiling water before they are cooked. I mean, yes, until they are cooked or hot but I mean is that 5 mins? 10 mins? ball park it for me. I always microwave my dogs so its only 1 minute to tastey goodness.
 
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    phatphil

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    RE: Boiled hot dogs Sat, 01/20/07 8:20 AM (permalink)
    you should never boil a hot dog, you put them in simmering hot water about 200 degrees and they will sink, when they float to the top they are done, boiling them releases all the flavor
     
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      MBFDFyre

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      RE: Boiled hot dogs Sat, 01/20/07 9:15 AM (permalink)
      ok, back to my dumbess. what does simmering hot water look like verses boiling water? I don't have a thermometer to look to see if its 200 degree
       
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        Adjudicator

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        RE: Boiled hot dogs Sat, 01/20/07 9:27 AM (permalink)
        Thermometers are cheap... I usually just nuke my dogs or saute in butter.
         
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          dirtdog58

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          RE: Boiled hot dogs Sat, 01/20/07 11:00 AM (permalink)
          simmering water has a little steam rising off of it
           
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            MikeS.

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            RE: Boiled hot dogs Sat, 01/20/07 11:01 AM (permalink)
            I usually put my dogs into a pot of just boiling water, turn off the heat and let the dogs cook for about 10 minutes.

            MikeS.
             
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              Trishkaidekaphobia

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              RE: Boiled hot dogs Sat, 01/20/07 11:11 AM (permalink)
              I bring hot dogs to the boil, turn down the heat to a simmer (i.e. the bubbles in the water are little, not big ol' boiling bubbles) and then let it go for 2 to 5 minutes. Depends how long it takes the buns to toast.
               
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                John Fox

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                RE: Boiled hot dogs Sat, 01/20/07 11:15 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by MikeS.

                I usually put my dogs into a pot of just boiling water, turn off the heat and let the dogs cook for about 10 minutes.

                MikeS.


                This is the best way if you are preparing dogs in water rather than grilling them. It heats the dogs through and keeps the casing intact.
                 
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                  Fieldthistle

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                  RE: Boiled hot dogs Sat, 01/20/07 4:14 PM (permalink)
                  Hello All,
                  I've got my 83 yr. old mother, recovering from a bad bout with the flu and a stay in the hospital,
                  in the room with me and she said she puts the dogs in the water, cuts the heat to high, then when
                  the water starts boiling cuts the heat off and lets the water cool for a minute or so before
                  getting the dogs out.
                  Warning-Mom hasn't been the best cook lately.
                  Take Care,
                  Fieldthistle
                  P.S. It wasn't a dumb question.
                   
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                    John A

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                    RE: Boiled hot dogs Sat, 01/20/07 6:20 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Adjudicator

                    Thermometers are cheap... I usually just nuke my dogs or saute in butter.


                    Me too on the saute with butter.

                    John
                     
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                      Matt Gleason

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                      RE: Boiled hot dogs Sat, 01/20/07 6:41 PM (permalink)
                      Simmering is like a pre-boil. When the dogs float, they are done.

                      You can steam your dogs too by putting a cake cooling rack over your hot water, cover the dogs with aluminum or something.
                       
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                        dreamzpainter

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                        RE: Boiled hot dogs Sun, 01/21/07 10:13 AM (permalink)
                        We get our dogs in bulk from my wifes work so they get frozen (usually 2 to a pack) so to cook I put about a 1/4 cup of water in a small fry pan with the dogs, cover, and crank the heat. 2-3 minutes and most of the water has turned to steam, the dogs are plumped and pretty much cooked, then I pour off any remaining water and brown the outsides
                         
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                          BrewHaHa

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                          RE: Boiled hot dogs Sun, 01/21/07 4:06 PM (permalink)
                          Cajun folk like myself like to cook a hot dog in crawfish boil. Makes for one spicy dog. Don't fear the heat.
                           
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                            MBFDFyre

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                            RE: Boiled hot dogs Sun, 01/21/07 5:19 PM (permalink)
                            Thanks for all the suggestions. I will definately try this sometime this upcoming week and let ya know my thoughts. :)
                             
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                              sk bob

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                              RE: Boiled hot dogs Sun, 01/21/07 6:33 PM (permalink)
                              212 degrees is boiling, 200is close enough. whats the diff? Buy a steamer at the dollar store and when the ends split their done.
                               
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                                ann peeples

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                                RE: Boiled hot dogs Sun, 01/21/07 6:54 PM (permalink)
                                An old wurstmacher told me the best way to cook a hotdog in water was to get the water boiling,put the hot dogs in the water,and turn off the heat.Dogs will float when done.This is a wonderful method for hot dogs with casings...
                                 
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                                  MikeS.

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                                  RE: Boiled hot dogs Sun, 01/21/07 11:44 PM (permalink)
                                  Isn't that what I said 10 posts ago? Well, pretty much anyways....

                                  MikeS.
                                   
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                                    CajunKing

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                                    RE: Boiled hot dogs Mon, 01/22/07 1:51 PM (permalink)
                                    Mike - When your good it is worth repeating

                                    Mike - When your good it is worth repeating

                                    Mike - When your good it is worth repeating

                                    Mike - When your good it is worth repeating

                                    Mike - When your good it is worth repeating

                                    Mike - When your good it is worth repeating

                                     
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                                      roossy90

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                                      RE: Boiled hot dogs Mon, 01/22/07 3:49 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by Adjudicator

                                      Thermometers are cheap... I usually just nuke my dogs or saute in butter.

                                      I am a nuker also.
                                       
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                                        buttrdish

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                                        RE: Boiled hot dogs Mon, 01/22/07 4:17 PM (permalink)
                                        Why do the dogs float when they are done? just wondering?
                                         
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                                          PapaJoe8

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                                          RE: Boiled hot dogs Mon, 01/22/07 5:05 PM (permalink)
                                          Wow, lota great ideas here, thanks all!

                                          Feild, hope your mother is over the flue! I caught one just after Y2K that gave me the utmost respect for it, no fun for sure! I went 2 days without eating.

                                          Not sure bout tha float deal Buttr? Maybe cause thay just do?

                                          I nuke allot Roossy! Tha grandzillas like em that way, then wraped in a flour tortilla, their choice of toppings. Hmmm, topings may not be the right word cause everything's under the wrap.

                                          My addition, some of the best dogs I have had lately were Nathan's skinless boiled in Shiner Bock beer. Now that's Fusion! Soooo good that not one ever made it to tha bun.
                                          Joe
                                           
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                                            CajunKing

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                                            RE: Boiled hot dogs Mon, 01/22/07 5:13 PM (permalink)
                                            I usually boil my brats in beer before grilling them, adds awesome flavor to them.
                                             
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                                              chicagostyledog

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                                              RE: Boiled hot dogs Mon, 01/22/07 5:19 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by buttrdish

                                              Why do the dogs float when they are done? just wondering?

                                              [img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/112/287725479_03b5e8c1b2.jpg?v=0[/img]
                                              Because they're exhausted from the heat.
                                               
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                                                ann peeples

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                                                RE: Boiled hot dogs Mon, 01/22/07 5:42 PM (permalink)
                                                They float the same reason french fries do in the oil when they are done-dont know!!And MikeS.,Just supporting your method of cooking hotdogs!!!
                                                 
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                                                  Matt Gleason

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                                                  RE: Boiled hot dogs Mon, 01/22/07 8:47 PM (permalink)
                                                  Fat floats
                                                   
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                                                    ScreenBear

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                                                    RE: Boiled hot dogs Mon, 01/22/07 9:06 PM (permalink)
                                                    The hot dogs can't talk. They can't yell, "Hey, Mr. Man, I'm done." Hence, over the millenniums, in the relationship they developed with humans, they've learned to float as a signal that they are done.

                                                    This was first observed by Oog, a caveman who resided not far from where Frankfurt would later be established. After he discovered the phenomenon, he rushed to tell his wife, Ethel Anne.

                                                    "What?" asked Ethel Anne, "You discovered what? How to know hot dogs are cooked? Great! Your friend Ploob invents the wheel. Broop can kill a Mastodon a week...but you can tell when a hot dog is cooked. Oh, Oog, do you always want to live in a 2-bedroom cave? You're such a dreamer."
                                                    The Bear

                                                     
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                                                      Adjudicator

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                                                      RE: Boiled hot dogs Mon, 01/22/07 9:10 PM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by John Fox

                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by MikeS.

                                                      I usually put my dogs into a pot of just boiling water, turn off the heat and let the dogs cook for about 10 minutes.

                                                      MikeS.


                                                      This is the best way if you are preparing dogs in water rather than grilling them. It heats the dogs through and keeps the casing intact.


                                                      What is a casing??????

                                                       
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                                                        myway

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                                                        RE: Boiled hot dogs Mon, 01/22/07 10:30 PM (permalink)
                                                        Boiled works good if your in the business. I prefer mine grilled most of the time. Microwave works really good for my Kosher beefs. My natural casings just scream to be grilled.
                                                         
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                                                          MikeS.

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                                                          RE: Boiled hot dogs Tue, 01/23/07 2:42 AM (permalink)
                                                          This has been a fun thread, thanks people.
                                                           
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                                                            UncleVic

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                                                            RE: Boiled hot dogs Tue, 01/23/07 3:09 AM (permalink)
                                                            Where's the Hot Dog Pros?

                                                            Hot Dogs are pre-cooked. All your doing is reheating them puppies.
                                                            Personally I'll toss them into a pot of boiling water (beer added if I have the extra funds or want to share with the pot).. Then once the dogs go in and it goes back up to a boil, I let it run for about 3 or 4 minutes. I find this works best for natural casing dogs.
                                                            For the skinless, I'll boil a pot of water (beer added if I have the extra funds or wish to share with the pot). Toss in them skinless, bring the water to a boil, then turn the stove off.. Toss a cover and let them sit for about 5 or so minutes.



                                                             
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