Step 1: Materials
- Hotdogs - Beef, chicken, pork, mystery meat. Ballpark, fancy, plain, Polish. There are so many styles and any will work.
- Skewers - Wooden or metal it doesn't matter as long as they are longer than the dogs.
- Cutting Board
- Hotdog Fixings
Step 2: Cutting
When you have the meat skewered, place it on the cutting board and grab your knife. Starting with the blade resting on the skewer, just above the top of the hotdog, begin making an angled cut all the way through to the skewer. Continue down the length, turning the dog as you go, cutting to the skewer. Finish the cut completely out of the end.
Remove the skewer* and set aside the hotdog. You can use the same skewer to cut all of the dogs.
*See Step 4 for an alternate method.
Step 3: Fire up the Grill
I used a funny little hotdog holder we found somewhere. It actually worked pretty well, although the ends cooked faster then the middle, probably due as much to my grill as the holder.
Step 4: Alternate Method
This is a good method if you are trying to cook a number of dogs at once and don't have a little holder contraption as they are easier to turn and won't fall apart as easily compared to putting them straight on the grill..
Step 5: Enjoy!
P.S. It may or may not be worth it to post a picture(s) of your favorite way to eat spiral dogs. ;)