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garbanzo

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Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Tue, 06/22/04 8:39 PM (permalink)
How would you prepare an all beef hot dog? Would you broil them? Would you boil in water? Or would you steam them? My personal choice would to steam them! Especially if the brand was a Vienna Beef Hot Dog wrapped around natural casting! The steam inhances their unique spices creating a juicy crunchie bite. Top it with a few spears of cucumber, tomatos and diced onion sprinkled with celery salt and add three sport peppers! P.S. NO KETCHUP!!
 
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    Lucky Bishop

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    RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Tue, 06/22/04 9:25 PM (permalink)
    Broil. No question. Boiling a dog is just shameful, and steaming makes for a flaccid weenie, which is never a good thing.
     
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      BBQ Barney

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      RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Tue, 06/22/04 9:26 PM (permalink)
      Grilled!
       
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        chicagostyledog

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        RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Tue, 06/22/04 11:57 PM (permalink)
        When camping, they're speared and held in the flames of a roaring campfire until charred. At home, score both ends with an "X" or score diagonally along every inch and char grill on the Weber. I boil the dogs sold from my cart (Vienna Beef Polish) because it's faster than steaming and keeps the time in line less than one minute. The trick to boiling is to drop the dog into water that is 140 degrees. Once the dog is ready, it floats to the top and is immediately served. The result is a properly cooked hot dog with all it's flavor, juiciness, bite, texture, and spice levels. My dogs always give the famous "snap" when you take a bite and "snap" is a good thing!
         
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          ohman

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          RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 06/23/04 6:06 AM (permalink)
          quote:
          I boil the dogs sold from my cart (Vienna Beef Polish) because it's faster than steaming and keeps the time in line less than one minute.


          Chicagostyledog how long have you been selling hot dogs from your cart, and what part of the country are you in?
           
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            John Fox

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            RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 06/23/04 6:15 AM (permalink)
            Although I prefer all beef dogs grilled (on the Weber or a griddle) they're not bad simmerred in water. When I cook them this way, I bring a pot of water to a boil, shut off the gas, throw the dogs in and cover. Ten minutes later, I take em out. It does keep in the juices and when comparing 2 or more brands, it's a good way to make sure they are cooked the same, as grilling dogs for comparison can result in differences because of the grill surface or other factors.

            I recently prepared 3 of my favorite German style pork and beef dogs this way (simmering) and I did not like the results. These dogs, which are less agressively spiced than the beef dogs, tasted bland cooked like this. This type of dog needs to be grilled (preferably griddle fried) or deep fried to bring out the flavor.
             
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              chicagostyledog

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              RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 06/23/04 8:49 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by ohman

              quote:
              I boil the dogs sold from my cart (Vienna Beef Polish) because it's faster than steaming and keeps the time in line less than one minute.


              Chicagostyledog how long have you been selling hot dogs from your cart, and what part of the country are you in?


              Ohman, I've been in the food service business selling hot dogs since 1956. I opened the cart business in southeastern Wisconsin last year.
               
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                emsmom

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                RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 06/23/04 9:03 AM (permalink)
                Broiled, Grilled or Browned in a skillet after simmering in a little bit of water, but not boiled.

                My grocery store has the natural casing German Weiners, New York Style Franks and Kielbasa, buy one get one free this week.
                 
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                  baughman

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                  RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 06/23/04 12:12 PM (permalink)
                  I love to put some extra virgin olive oil in the bottom of a skillet and cook um that way. When I tell people how I cook them, they say "isnt that a waste of olive oil?" my reply as always. " anything else would be a waste of a good hotdog!" I also like to lightly butter the inside of the hotdog bun and grill it for a few.
                   
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                    Cosmos

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                    RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 06/23/04 5:22 PM (permalink)
                    A nice skillet and a dab of butter does it for me.
                     
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                      anselmo1

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                      RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Fri, 06/25/04 7:57 AM (permalink)
                      The best way to cook a hot dog is charcoal broiled on a BBQ grill. Steamed and boiled hot dogs are like eating rubber.
                       
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                        garykg6

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                        RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Fri, 06/25/04 10:21 AM (permalink)
                        it's good to hear from the regular 'trenchermen' concerning this frequently brought up topic......I will sit on the fence on this,I like em' both ways. At home(by the way,I found a great hot dog made by Dubuque meats(in Iowa,of course) I opt for boiling but a good grilled dog,if done properly,is a joy as well.
                        By the way,my poor wife is starting to doubt my sanity(sending messages about hot dogs),any suggestions on how to get out of the 'dog house(ouch)' will be greatly appreciated
                         
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                          John Fox

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                          RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Fri, 06/25/04 6:58 PM (permalink)
                          I like to remind my wife that she should be greatful that I'm running out to a hot dog joint rather than a strip joint. This usually works.
                           
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                            Bigmonkey

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                            RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 06/11/08 8:19 PM (permalink)
                            But what do you do if they need to stand? Do you put them into a steamer or steam tray? I do not like water dogs but they seem to work but we have down time and I need to know how to keep them warm
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by chicagostyledog

                            When camping, they're speared and held in the flames of a roaring campfire until charred. At home, score both ends with an "X" or score diagonally along every inch and char grill on the Weber. I boil the dogs sold from my cart (Vienna Beef Polish) because it's faster than steaming and keeps the time in line less than one minute. The trick to boiling is to drop the dog into water that is 140 degrees. Once the dog is ready, it floats to the top and is immediately served. The result is a properly cooked hot dog with all it's flavor, juiciness, bite, texture, and spice levels. My dogs always give the famous "snap" when you take a bite and "snap" is a good thing!
                             
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                              Earl of Sandwich

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                              RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Sun, 06/15/08 12:58 AM (permalink)
                              Broiled or grilled by far the best IMO.
                               
                              #15
                                MiamiDon

                                RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Sun, 06/15/08 6:08 AM (permalink)
                                I don't think that I have ever encountered a broiled hot dog.
                                 
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                                  leethebard

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                                  RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Sun, 06/15/08 7:54 AM (permalink)
                                  grilled!!!!!!
                                   
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                                    OliverB

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                                    RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Sun, 06/15/08 12:30 PM (permalink)
                                    grilled, steamed, toasted or frying pan... never broiled (yech)!
                                     
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                                      UncleVic

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                                      RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Sun, 06/15/08 12:42 PM (permalink)
                                      Grilled (flat top), or Char Grilled will work for me..
                                       
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                                        WarToad

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                                        RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 06/25/08 8:29 PM (permalink)
                                        Grilled, hands down.
                                         
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                                          uncledaveyo

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                                          RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 06/25/08 8:39 PM (permalink)
                                          Grilled for me too. A good quality hot dog will "survive" boiling, but its always inferior to a great dog grilled.
                                           
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                                            ScreenBear

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                                            RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 06/25/08 8:59 PM (permalink)
                                            It depends on my mood.

                                            There is a time for a grilled weiner, one for a steamed hot dog, another for a deep-fried frank...and even yet another for certain combinations of those procedures.

                                            It's all available in Jersey, the Hot Dog Major Leagues. As the man in "The Hustler" said, "This is Ames, mister."

                                            The Bear

                                             
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                                              rtv

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                                              RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Tue, 07/8/08 6:50 PM (permalink)
                                              natural charcoal!!! they are all good.. BUT nothing compares to natural charcoal (not briquettes)
                                               
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                                                ces1948

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                                                RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 07/9/08 11:15 AM (permalink)
                                                We had some Nueskes NC the other day for the first time. The directions said to put a tablespoon of butter or margarine and a quarter cup water in a skillet and heat over medium heat for 8-10 minutes. They came out with a nice snap but I thought them to be a bit bland. I wonder if the blandness was a result of the cooking method?
                                                 
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                                                  Scorereader

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                                                  RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 07/9/08 11:38 AM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by OliverB

                                                  grilled, steamed, toasted or frying pan... never broiled (yech)!


                                                  toasted, but not broiled?
                                                  I don't get it. What's the diff?
                                                  Broiler is just high heat and chars the dog.

                                                  I'm not big on boiling them, I think too much flavor gets lost in the water, but from most street carts, that about the only choice.

                                                  I've broiled dogs when needing to cook lots of dogs fast. Gas broiler, they came out just like a gas grill.
                                                   
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                                                    tenntrekker

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                                                    RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 07/9/08 1:57 PM (permalink)
                                                    Grilled!
                                                     
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                                                      ScreenBear

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                                                      RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 07/9/08 3:06 PM (permalink)
                                                      While I prefer either boiling (actually, simmering), frying or grilling my dogs, depending on the type of frankfurter, I've broiled them with totally satisfactory results: bursting a tad, slightly crinkled, a smidgen charred.


                                                      The Bear
                                                       
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                                                        sandiahead

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                                                        RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Fri, 07/11/08 5:23 PM (permalink)
                                                        My method of choice is grilling but one of the main reasons I like hotdogs is because they're a great on the go food. There are some hardcore hotdog fans in here and I may get grief for it but I also microwave them, yes even expensive ones. But it works in a snap so it works for me
                                                         
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                                                          Twinwillow

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                                                          RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Fri, 07/11/08 5:47 PM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by sandiahead

                                                          My method of choice is grilling but one of the main reasons I like hotdogs is because they're a great on the go food. There are some hardcore hotdog fans in here and I may get grief for it but I also microwave them, yes even expensive ones. But it works in a snap so it works for me


                                                          For the sake of speed, I will nuke them too. After all, once you get them in the bun and add your toppings of choice, it's all down the gullet from there.
                                                           
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                                                            Big_Ted

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                                                            RE: Hot Dogs. Steamed or Broiled? Wed, 07/16/08 3:03 AM (permalink)
                                                            I'm ashamed to admit, I have nuked a good dog or two...or hundred. If I have the grill going, I'll throw a few on. I like the idea of scoring them first, and I'll do that again.

                                                            I just picked up a case of good beef franks from GFS this week and I'm very happy. I haven't grilled one yet, but that's tomorrow.
                                                             
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