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BackAlleyBurger

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Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Tue, 07/19/11 8:50 PM (permalink)
sad to say, but......
90% of time, right from the package, on a slice of white bread, and a squirt of franks totally tomatoe ketchup.....
lol, far fewer dishes this way :) 
 
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    lynndunham

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    Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Tue, 07/19/11 11:25 PM (permalink)
    I usually simmer it gently in water until it's hot. I have been known to spear it with a meat fork and broil it over a gas burner on the  kitchen stove - not bad!
     
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      Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/20/11 1:20 AM (permalink)
      lynndunham

      I usually simmer it gently in water until it's hot. I have been known to spear it with a meat fork and broil it over a gas burner on the  kitchen stove - not bad!

      Did you ever set the house on fire with a fat laden cheap weenie like Bar S or Farmer John's?
       
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        Foodbme

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        Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/20/11 4:30 AM (permalink)
        Sometimes I like to make my own Beenie Weenies! A can of Bush's Ranchero Beans some cut up dogs  and some dashes of Crystal Sauce! Maybe a little chopped sweet onion too!
         
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          MellowRoast

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          Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/20/11 7:55 AM (permalink)
          Generally, on the Foreman coated with a quick shot of buttery spray.  Works beautifully and cleans up fast with a wet Bounty.  Buns are wrapped in foil and warmed in a toaster oven.  By the time I add mustard and chili, etc., it's better than most hot dogs I can buy in town.  Faster than the toaster oven is to tuck the hot grilled frank into a bun, wrap in paper towel, and microwave for about 20 seconds, then dress.  Excellent.
          <message edited by MellowRoast on Wed, 07/20/11 10:49 AM>
           
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            Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/20/11 10:28 AM (permalink)
            BackAlleyBurger
            sad to say, but......
            90% of time, right from the package, on a slice of white bread, and a squirt of franks totally tomatoe ketchup.....
            lol, far fewer dishes this way :) 

            Just to make sure: you don't even heat them?
             
            Bart
             
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              MellowRoast

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              Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/20/11 10:52 AM (permalink)
              I can't imagine eating them straight from the package, but I have a friend who does that. 
               
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                NascarDad

                Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/20/11 11:08 AM (permalink)
                I usually use my gas grill and toss on a couple of pieces of lump charcoal just before the grill is hot enough to grill the dogs.
                 
                I like my dogs with a good bit of char on them
                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/20/11 11:10 AM (permalink)
                  MellowRoast


                  I can't imagine eating them straight from the package ...

                   
                  Why not? They're cooked. Nothing like a cold hot dog dipped into a jar of Gulden's mustard, bite-after-bite-after bite.

                   
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                    Foodbme

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                    Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/20/11 3:57 PM (permalink)
                    Michael Hoffman

                    MellowRoast

                    I can't imagine eating them straight from the package ...

                    Why not? They're cooked. Nothing like a cold hot dog dipped into a jar of Gulden's mustard, bite-after-bite-after bite.

                    In the Same Family; wouldn't dream of cooking Vienna Sausages would you? Cold from the can! Yum!
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/20/11 6:32 PM (permalink)
                      Right from the can, a little salt and pepper (if I'm at home and not out in a boat fishing), some good mustard for dipping, and a few saltines.
                       
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                        Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Thu, 07/21/11 1:23 AM (permalink)
                        Michael Hoffman

                        Right from the can, a little salt and pepper (if I'm at home and not out in a boat fishing), some good mustard for dipping, and a few saltines.

                        Yep, one of life's little pleasures. In a boat, can, (make that a couple cans) of Vienna's, a cold beer, some mustard and saltines. No noise except birds chirping. Peace, solitude and Vienna's-----Doesn't get any better than that------unless you have your Grandson with you and he catches his first fish!
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                          MellowRoast

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                          Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Thu, 07/21/11 7:25 AM (permalink)
                          Foodbme


                          Michael Hoffman

                          MellowRoast

                          I can't imagine eating them straight from the package ...

                          Why not? They're cooked. Nothing like a cold hot dog dipped into a jar of Gulden's mustard, bite-after-bite-after bite.

                          In the Same Family; wouldn't dream of cooking Vienna Sausages would you? Cold from the can! Yum!

                          I've tried them right out of the package but found the taste most unappealing.  As for Vienna sausages, I enjoy them either way, heated or unheated.  
                           
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                            ChrisOC

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                            Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Thu, 07/21/11 8:25 AM (permalink)
                            Does anyone remember electrocuted hot dogs?
                             
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                              MellowRoast

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                              Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Thu, 07/21/11 9:43 AM (permalink)
                              Yes, I sure do.  We had a such a hot dog cooker in the '60s.  It didn't do a great job, but we certainly used it for a while.  It may have been called a Hot Dogger, I'm not sure.
                               
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                                Jennifer_4

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                                Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Thu, 07/21/11 9:48 AM (permalink)
                                just found a new way...in the toaster oven til they start to pop...
                                 
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                                  mbrookes

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                                  Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Thu, 07/21/11 11:06 AM (permalink)
                                  I put them on a long handled cooking fork and roast over the stove eye until they begin to char. I have a gas stove, but this works over an electric eye on high. No clean-up!
                                   
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                                    MellowRoast

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                                    Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Thu, 07/21/11 1:15 PM (permalink)
                                    Now that's novel.  I'll have to give that a shot.
                                     
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                                      Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Thu, 07/21/11 3:05 PM (permalink)
                                      Jennifer_4

                                      just found a new way...in the toaster oven til they start to pop...


                                      My Bride has cooked hers that way for years.
                                       
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                                        Russ Jackson

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                                        Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Thu, 07/21/11 8:24 PM (permalink)
                                        Medium heat in a cast iron skillet with a natural casing hot dog. Tablespoon of butter melted. Once the Hot Dogs start to brown rotate Hot Dogs to and frow. This can also be done by sliding skillet forward and back. You will see the skin turn brown and start to blister without bursting. Don't burn the butter. Remove all the hot dogs from the skillet at the same time or they will start to burst. This method will give the best snap in the Hot Dog without losing moisture. Lard works better than butter and creates a great outer surface. Bacon grease is top notch as well.
                                        When in college I performed the electrocution method by taking an old extension cord and fraying the two wires and attaching them to two forks one for each wire. Wrap with tape. Insert fork in each end of the hot dog and plug in. It will cook in no time. Not the safest but effective.
                                        If you Microwave a Hot Dog, use Turkey or Chicken Hot Dogs or put Ketchup on it you will not go to Heaven....Russ
                                         
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                                          kaszeta

                                          Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Fri, 07/22/11 8:45 AM (permalink)
                                          ChrisOC

                                          Does anyone remember electrocuted hot dogs?

                                           
                                          Still available at Amazon:
                                           
                                          http://www.amazon.com/Nos...=1311338707&sr=1-2
                                           
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                                            MellowRoast

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                                            Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Fri, 07/22/11 8:57 AM (permalink)
                                            That model definitely heats the dogs, but the Hot Dogger as seen below really electrocuted them. 
                                            http://neighborhoodvalues.com/nv/kitchen/misc/35kc.htm
                                            <message edited by MellowRoast on Fri, 07/22/11 9:06 AM>
                                             
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                                              kaszeta

                                              Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Fri, 07/22/11 9:17 AM (permalink)
                                              MellowRoast


                                              That model definitely heats the dogs, whereas the Hot Dogger really electrocuted them.

                                              Yeah, I guess you are correct. My roommate one summer in college had a near-identical looking cooker that actually slide electrodes into the dogs, which is why I thought the one shown electrocuted them.
                                              I also remember the terrible, terrible stench resulting when said roommate put a tofu dog into the electrocution chamber.
                                               
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                                                MellowRoast

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                                                Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Fri, 07/22/11 10:07 AM (permalink)
                                                Well, I remember it was a fairly clumsy device and probably more trouble than it was worth.  After a few uses, we started boiling or grilling the dogs again.  I'm sure that new cooker does a much better job, and I've read some positve reviews about it.
                                                <message edited by MellowRoast on Fri, 07/22/11 10:08 AM>
                                                 
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                                                  MellowRoast

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                                                  Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/27/11 1:52 PM (permalink)
                                                  Neat article from the Post Gazette on the HoJo method...sounds good to me.
                                                   
                                                  http://www.post-gazette.com/food/20000910hojo4.asp
                                                   
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                                                    Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/27/11 3:26 PM (permalink)
                                                    MellowRoast


                                                    That model definitely heats the dogs, but the Hot Dogger as seen below really electrocuted them. 
                                                    http://neighborhoodvalues.com/nv/kitchen/misc/35kc.htm

                                                     
                                                    There was a nasty unsafe homemade version. Pound a couple nails just short of thru a 2x4 about a foot long. Wrap the stripped wires of an extension cord around the nails. Place dog on nails and plug in. Like I said, nast unsafe!

                                                     
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                                                      MellowRoast

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                                                      Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/27/11 4:03 PM (permalink)
                                                      Plus it's too complicated for my simple mind!
                                                       
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                                                        Foodbme

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                                                        Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/27/11 4:03 PM (permalink)
                                                        The Barbeque Store has a vast array of outdoor cooking "Stuff".
                                                        http://www.barbecue-store.com/
                                                        How 'bout this one?
                                                        http://www.barbecue-store.com/Grill-Dog--With-Electric-Motor_p_596.html
                                                        Saves space on the grill for more "Stuff"!
                                                        Or this one for Charcoal Grills:
                                                        http://www.barbecue-store.com/Charcoal-Companion--Stainless-Steel-Hot-Dog-Roller_p_425.html
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                                                          Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/27/11 4:14 PM (permalink)
                                                          On the outdoor charcoal BBQ if the weather is right, and on the indoor grill if not.  And, we lightly grill the buns.  The dogs are never split and the condiments depend upon what's on hand or what we're in the mood for.
                                                          <message edited by AndreaB on Wed, 07/27/11 4:16 PM>
                                                           
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                                                            MellowRoast

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                                                            Re:How do YOU cook your hotdogs when at home? Wed, 07/27/11 5:02 PM (permalink)
                                                            Foodbme forgot this one...
                                                             
                                                            http://roastmyweenie.com/Roast_Your_Weenie/home.html
                                                             
                                                             
                                                             
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