Advice for Cooking Independence Day Hot Dogs
First, boiling any hot dog is an abomination. It should be punishable by a $500 fine, 6-months in jail or a combination of both. This would’ve sent one of my grandmothers away for life.
Don’t, repeat, don’t ever cook a hot dog in a microwave oven. It’s like eating a soggy piece of beef jerky.
Natural casing is ideal. It should split open and hiss before devouring.
Hot dogs should be cooked in a pan or on the rack in your oven. Only if you can’t cook them outside. Cooking them on a backyard grill or over a campfire is preferred. Or best yet, go to a ballpark and order one straight off the griddle. Natural casing is ideal. It should split open and hiss before devouring.
Condiments are up to you. I went to a hot dog stand once and when I asked for ketchup some guy in the kitchen literally growled. “If you want ketchup, go to Burger King!” he shouted. So I did.
If I can’t have a Texas hot I’ll settle with mustard, ketchup and sweet onions. Pickle relish only makes the roll soggy.