3 Quick & Easy Hot Dog Recipes: Hot Dog Bites, Curly Dogs, And Cheese Boats With Hot Dog Crust

Everyone has had a fond memory or two eating hot dogs. Watching the ball game, chowing down with family & friends at a BBQ, or walking the streets of your favorite city and stoping for a quick bite – hot dogs always seem to be able to put a smile on your face. Rather than sticking to the traditional bun, ketchup, mustard & relish serving style, we've decided to bring the joy of hot dogs to 3 fun new recipes. We're talkin' cheese-stuffed hot dog bites, a cheesy boat with hot dog crust, and finally the power of curly fries plus the power of hot dogs combine to make curly dogs. Hot diggity dog, we can't wait until you sink your teeth into these tasty treats!

1. Cheesy Hot Dog Bites

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

You'll Need:

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 3 hot dogs
  • 6 mozzarella pearls
  • cooking oil for frying

Here's Hw:

1.1 Cut the puff pastry sheet into ½-inch thick strips. Cut each hot dog in half, then make 2 slices through ½ the length of each piece of hot dog. Stuff each piece of hot dog with 1 mozzarella pearl.

Ein Würstchen wurde eingeschnitten, sodass man eine kleine Mozzarella-Kugel in die Mitte stecken kann

1.2 Wrap the stuffed end of each piece of hot dog in puff pastry dough, sealing in the cheese. Transfer the cheesy hot dog bites to the refrigerator and let them chill for 20 minutes.

Ein Würstchen wird mit Streifen aus Blätterteig umwickelt

1.3 Once the hot dogs have chilled, heat a pot filled with cooking oil on the stove. Slice the exposed part of the hot dogs 3 times. Fry the cheesy hot dog bites in hot cooking oil for about 10 minutes, until the puff pastry is golden brown, then place them on a paper towel and let any excess oil drain off.

Würstchen im Schlafrock

2. Curly Dogs

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

You'll Need:

  • 1 potato
  • 1 hot dog
  • ketchup & mayonnaise
  • cooking oil for frying

Here's How:

2.1 Wash the potato, then use an apple corer to cut a hot dog-sized hole down the center of it, keeping the apple corer inside the potato for the time being. Use a knife to cut the potato in a spiral pattern, then carefully remove the apple corer.

Ein Apfelausstecher wird in eine rohe Kartoffel gesteckt

2.2 Heat a pot filled with cooking oil on the stove. Stuff the hot dog into the center of the potato, then stick a wooden skewer into one end of it. Spread out the potato so that it covers the hot dog completely.

Eine Kartoffel wurde spiralartig eingeschnitten und wird nun rund um eine Wurst gezogen

2.3 Fry the curly dog in hot cooking oil, place it on a paper towel to remove any excess oil, then top it off with ketchup & mayo.

Spiralwürstchen mit Kartoffel

3. Cheese Boat With Hot Dog Crust

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

You'll Need:

  • 2 hot dogs 
  • yeast dough
  • 5 oz feta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gouda cheese
  • chopped scallions for the topping

Here's how:

3.1 Preheat the oven to 375°F. Roll the yeast dough out into a large oval about 8 inches in diameter on a baking tray. Place 1 hot dog on each of the longer ends of the dough, then roll them up in order to create a small boat.

Zwei Würstchen liegen auf einem ausgerollten Stück Hefeteig

3.2 Crumble the feta and grate the Gouda into the center of the boat.

Feta und geriebener Gouda werden auf ein Stück Hefeteig mit Würstchen verteilt

3.3 Transfer the baking tray to the oven and bake the cheesy boat at 375°F for 45 minutes. Once it has baked, remove the cheesy boat from the oven and top it off with chopped scallions.

Ein Käse-Würstchen-Brot

Which of these 3 creative hot dog recipes are you going to try first? We're sure they'll all put an extra big smile on your face!


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