Take one hot dog and spiral-wrap one strip of bacon around it
(similar to the stripes on a barber pole).
Secure with a skewer by overlapping the bacon to each end, then run the skewer through the center of the dog, making sure it pins the bacon down to each end of the hot dog.
If you end up with something that looks like a rotisserie hot dog with bacon on it, you are doing it right. (see list)
Place in sets of two into fryer and cook for about 4 minutes.
Remove and drain on paper towels. (I like to use a colander for this, as it is a large receptacle that does not let the oils pool at the bottom.)
Repeat with remaining dogs.
Steam buns or microwave for 30 seconds.
Carefully remove dogs from skewers, and place one in each bun.
Top with barbecue sauce. garnish each dog with one slice of dill pickle and about 1 T of chopped onion.
Bacon wrapped dogs
Wrap bacon around dogs, so they look like the stripes on a barber pole, then secure each end with a bamboo skewer. (Can't have that bacon running off, now can we?
Deep fried bacon dogs, awaiting their fates.
Deep fry in sets of two for 4 minutes or until bacon is crispy, then place each dog into a steamed bun.
Place on paper towels to drain. When fully drained, place each dog into a steamed bun.
Top each dog with barbecue sauce. Sweet Baby Ray's or K.C. Masterpiece are good choices, think thick and smokey for this application as it goes well with the bacon.
Spicy dill pickle mini spears.
Garnish each dog with a mini spear of spicy dill pickle, for some extra zing. To prepare your dill spears, cut one whole dill pickle into eight lengthwise slices.
Finely chopped onion.
Chop onion finely for best results. You want to have enough for eight dogs so about half a cup will give you one tablespoon for each dog in a package of eight.
Finished bacon dog, about to meet its maker!
Your finished bacon dog should look something like this. These make a great snack for the kids after school, or just about anytime. If you have a bacon lover in your house, they are gonna love these.
Try these with barbecue chips or barbecue baked beans! The more smokey flavor the more it all ties together. I don't even like hot dogs and I had three, this was my plate. It wasn't that full for very long!