Spiral Cut Hot Dogs

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Introduction: Spiral Cut Hot Dogs

This is not hard to do. You can see my stages of learning below. By #4 dog I am professional.

You need:
dogs of your choosing
fave dog slicin' knife
long drill bit, (or round skewer if you have things like that)

Carefully push drill directly down the center of the hot dog.
Keep the knife at the same angle as you slice thru to the drill bit, and roll the hot dog away from you as you continue down the length of the dog. (pics 1 & 2) May or may not take you a couple trys to get method of nice tight coil.

See that I boil the dogs! (pic 3) Microwaving does not produce satisfactory results, IMHO. Slide the dog off the bit and into the water. Kinda tricky to fish 'em out, I used a spatula. Straining would be clever, if you have a colander.

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    Now ANY hot dog is a bun-length hot dog!

    Another way to work amazing Hot Dog Twists

    https://youtu.be/bOZadiTzplE

    SPIRAL CUT Hot Dogs are all over the internet. The true taste test is this:
    Take 2 identical hot dogs. Spiral cut ONE and leave the other "normal". Cook them the same way, the same amount of time. No condiments. The taste improvement is unquestionable. We've been using the Curl A Dog product to spiralize hot dogs in about 3 seconds, literally. Our grandkids stand in line to use it.

    OK...really really stupid question. Do you turn the drill on? They are so cool looking I want to try. Thanks for posting

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    NO WAY!! YOU NEED TO TURN THE DRILL SLOWLY!!

    Just for the record I don't think you do. Am I right? I was wondering if a bamboo skewer might work, but it might be too skinny

    Golly, I'm a bit late replying to this, whoops! No drill, just the bit. I just pushed it thru. A bamboo skewer works great, but I didn't have any of those at the time. I do now. Did you try it? How did it go?

    I am so mixed up (please forgive me) I know nothing about drills. Was the bit the same length as the hot dog? I think people must be wondering why I don't know, and why I am asking what must seem to be stupid questions, but I did not grow up around people who used tools so I really have no clue

    Anyone who pollutes burgers or hotdogs with ketchup deserves repeated pokes with a live cattle prod to straighten them out.

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    If I want to put ketchup on my hot dog, I'm going to put ketchup on my hot dog! No matter what anybody says! I think you pollute it with mustard and all that other "stuff".

    Let me go fetch the cattle prod and check to make sure the batteries are fresh.

    Nice! If you use a wooden drill you can cook without pushin the dogs out!

    If you were from Chicago, you'd know that it's a sacrelige to put the "k" word on a hot dog. MUSTARD is the way to go - with onions, pickle, etc.

    It's not just in Chicago. EVERYONE knows that it's

    Mustard for hot dogs

    Catsup/ketchup for hamburgers

    Mayonnaise/Miracle Whip for sandwiches

    ;-)


    Actually, It's MUSTARD for Hotdogs and Hamburgers, and Ketchup on French Fries.

    Ah, finally, someone else has good taste and understands the true gastronomic delights of the proper use of condiments! Add a few onions and pickles for heaven on a bun!

    "I like mine with lettuce & tomatoes, Heinz 57, & French fried potatoes"