Cooking Hot Dogs on a Flat Top Griddle

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2011/09/09 11:18:02 (permalink)

Cooking Hot Dogs on a Flat Top Griddle

Pretty simple....
 
Just seeing if anyone had a preference for a certain kind of dog when it's cooked on the griddle....
 
Natural Casing ? or Skinless ?
 

post edited by Schmelly - 2011/09/10 00:26:15
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    Re:Cooking Hot Dogs on a Flat Top Griddle 2011/09/10 01:22:38 (permalink)
    Dead...it's gotta be 100% dead before going on the grill...   " />
     

     
    Please do NOT put this dog on the grill...
     
    Seriously, BOTH types cook well on a flat top...
     
    The key to remember to cook them without overcooking them...it's not like you're putting a bark on a steak...just a nice light browning is what most prefer ...heat evenly by turning them often, and use a quality thermometer IF unsure...and keep in mind that the first word in Hot Dog is HOT...
     
    Top Dog (and others) will usually have at least a dozen of each kind heating up at any one time (the hot dogs are already cooked, so you're merely heating them)  and for every dog that comes off the grill, a new one is placed on the grill (this is important to keep up with demand)...if you fail to do this you can easily fall behind and then you're going to have difficulties keeping up, and the LAST thing you want is to serve less than properly heated hot dogs ...
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    Re:Cooking Hot Dogs on a Flat Top Griddle 2011/09/10 01:55:09 (permalink)
    I like both, but will always pick the N/C everytime.
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    Re:Cooking Hot Dogs on a Flat Top Griddle 2011/09/10 02:21:52 (permalink)
    I think it's good to offer both...a natural lamb casing is good for those that do not eat pork...and skinless is better for those with dentures or just don't like the classic snap of a casing...
     
    My personal preferance is with casing...but you really have to cater to what your customers want...
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    Re:Cooking Hot Dogs on a Flat Top Griddle 2011/09/10 11:31:01 (permalink)
    I find that NC dogs a really best when they are simmered. Skinless are ok on the flat top but some have ingredients that begin to break down if the dogs are left on the flat top too long. I know that Nathans, which are one of the brands that I use, are meant to be grilled on a flat top. I brown them off and then keep them warm in a 1/3 pan in my steam tray.My Chicago dogs are simmered.
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    Re:Cooking Hot Dogs on a Flat Top Griddle 2011/09/11 04:20:07 (permalink)
    If NC, grilled on the flat top.
    If skinless, Texas Hot's Style! Split and put under a Bacon press until the insides are charred a little.
    post edited by Foodbme - 2011/09/11 04:22:48
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    Re:Cooking Hot Dogs on a Flat Top Griddle 2011/09/12 09:03:38 (permalink)
    I have a flat surface sandwich press that I have cooked Sabretts 100% beef / skinless on. When I did vend hotdogs I stopped using the hotdog steamer and used the press instead. It only takes about a minute to cook them and they have a nice pop to them when you bite into them. After the dog hotdogs have cooked I put them in a lightly buttered bun and toasted the bun on the press. You can do the same on a flat top griddle.
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