Hot dogs are available in a variety of types, flavors, and sizes. Some are a little more expensive than others, and some are a little healthier, but hot dog recipes usually classify as a frugal cooking idea. Here are some hot dog helpers, wiener recipes that are a tad bit more exciting than just a plain hot dog on a bun.
The pretzel dog pictured above really needs little in the way of an explanation. A bun-length hot dog (Nathan's hot dogs are best!) is woven through a frozen pretzel prepared as directed. Served with mustard, it is a fun lunch.
The Moon Rocks hot dog recipe, also featured in the slide show, is prepared with common ingredients that you surely have on hand. The recipe is as follows:
- Ingredients for each Moon Rock:
- Slice of whole wheat bread
- Slice of American cheese
- Half a hot dog ( Nathan's bun length hot dogs were used)
- Sprinkle of Parmesan cheese
- Garlic powder
- Coarse salt
- Egg mixed with 1 tablespoon of water for an egg wash
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Boil the hot dogs and allow to cool.
- Remove crust from bread.
- Roll slice of bread very flat with a drinking glass or rolling pin.
- Place a piece of sandwich cheese on bread.
- Place half of a cooked and cooled hot dog diagonally on top of cheese.
- Roll it burrito style, sealing bread together by pinching with your fingers.
- Dip in egg wash several times, being careful not to disassemble the Moon Rocks.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan, garlic powder, and sea salt or other coarse salt.
- Bake until crisp and golden.
Reuben dogs are sure to be a big hit. You can find that recipe here.
If you want to find lots of hot dog recipes that would make great budget meals, check out this article: "Budget Meals Using Hot Dogs During Hard Times."
Last, but obviously not least after you see it, is the suggestion for a hot dog recipe from Candyboots.com. She had found some old Weight Watcher recipe cards from the 1970's in her grandmother's garage, and she posted them. You will enjoy looking at all of this collection, but the "Franktacular Spectacular" recipe surely should win some kind of prize! Here's a hint: they instructed you how to cover a pineapple in wieners.