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Classic Hot Dogs

Quick and easy Hot Dog recipe for grilling season


  • Hot dogs
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Pickles
  • Diced yellow onion
  • Hot dog buns


  1. Preheat your grill for high heat (450ºF) direct grilling.
  2. Thread a skewer thought the center of the hot dog. Using a paring knife, starting at one end of the hot dog, slice down to the skewer at a 45º angle to the dog. Continue cutting down the hot dog, one long continuous cut, so that the cut spirals down the hot dog until you reach the other end of the dog. Remove the skewer.
  3. Grill the hot dog until browned on all sides. The spiral cut will allow the dog to open up, creating more texture and crevices for the condiments to cling to the dog.
  4. Spread one side of the hot dog bun with mustard & ketchup. Place the hot link in the bun. Sandwich the pickle slices between the hot dog and bun on the other side. Top the hot dog with the diced yellow onion.