Encased in dough: A delicious filling in these Hot Dog Cups

The hot dog: from the Oktoberfests of Bavaria to the street stands of Chicago, in its many forms it's a classic. It doesn't, however, always have to be made the same way. Here's a brand new, fun way to serve up an old favorite — perfect, perhaps, when it's pouring rain and you don't feel like grilling? 

You'll need (for 6 portions):

  • 4 hot dogs
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 7 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 dill pickle, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced

Here's how:

  1. Slice the hot dogs in half length-wise and cut them into small pieces. Mix them in a bowl with the ketchup and mustard.
  2. Place the flour into a large bowl. After mixing the yeast with the water, add it to the flour, followed by salt, sugar, oil, and the egg. Knead the mix until you have a ball of dough, then leave it for an hour to rise.
  3. Now knead it a few more times and separate it into six equal portions. Make these into balls before rolling them out flat and fitting them into the molds of a muffin tin.
  4. Distribute the hot dog mix into the muffins and top them with the grated cheese. Now pop them into the oven for 15 minutes at 340° F.
  5. Before you serve them to your lucky family or guests, just place a few pieces of onion and pickle on each one.

Surprise the kids and enjoy your hot dogs like never before. Plus, even the aristocrat in the family will eat them, now that they can use a knife and fork. ;-)

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