Visually stunning and delicious: the hot dog braid!

There's no better snack than a hot dog. Whether you're enjoying one while watching a baseball game at a stadium, sitting at the takeaway around the corner or just taking a lunch break, the hot dog is a true American delicacy. This simple recipe will show you how to liven up the classic hot dog with a twist!

You'll need the following:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 3 tbsp mustard
  • 3 slices of gouda cheese
  • Pickles (sliced)
  • Crispy fried onions
  • 1 egg, whisked

Here is what you do:

  1. Spread out the puff pastry and place the hot dogs in the center with four lined up next to each other and the other four on top of them.
  2. Then squirt mustard onto the hot dogs and lay the cheese on top.
  3. For the next layer, add however many slices of pickles you like.
  4. The final layer consists of crispy fried onions.
  5. Now it's time to get down to business: Cut the extra puff pastry on both sides into equal-sized slanted strips of dough. 
  6. Fold the strips of dough over the filling, alternating from both sides. This creates the woven appearance. Don't forget to seal the ends!
  7. Before placing the braid into the oven, coat the dough with the whisked egg and sprinkle some more crispy fried onions on top.
  8. Then it goes into the oven for 20 minutes at 375°F.

Cut the braid into thick slices and serve them to your friends at your next get-together. The braid will steal the show! But even without a special occasion, this hot dog braid is an unusual and visually stunning idea. And we already have the right dessert to pair with it.

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