The World's Best Hot Dog : Cooking With Robot

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For the short version just watch the video.

I found this recipe for the world's best hot dogs about 5 years ago at an airport in Sarasota, FL. Using this method you get juicy and perfectly grill-marked dogs every time. So when this contest came along I thought to myself, what better way to present it than a cooking show, Cooking with Robot.

I made the robot I used in the video from =SMART='s instructable found here.

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Step 1: Materials

There's not much you need for this recipe. You just need...

  • Mustard
  • Bun Length Hot Dogs
  • Buns
  • A Knife
  • A grill
  • and A Spatula

You'll probably also want some kettle cooked barbeque chips... oh, and some plates to hold stuff on.

Step 2: PreHeat

5 minutes before you're ready to start grilling start your grill. I let mine get up to around 400 degrees.

Step 3: While You Wait...

While you're waiting for the grill to heat up, cut the hot dogs down the middle. Don't cut them all of the way through, just make it so that you can open them up. Use the knife (Duh).

Step 4: Grill 'Em!

Now that your hot dogs are cut you can start to grill them. I normally start flat part down and grill them for about five minutes, checking a lot to see if they're done. Then I flip them over and cook them on the rounded side for about 2 minutes.

Step 5: Buns

Now that the hot dogs are grilled to your liking you can take them off the grill. Now put the buns on the grill the same way that you put the hot dogs on there. Be very careful not to break the buns.

These don't need much grill time at all, maybe 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 6: Finishing Touches

Lay the hot dogs out on top of the buns. Add a lot of mustard (You could add other stuff too). Now, close the dog and bun. Enjoy!

Side Dishes
I like having kettle cooked barbecue chips with my hot dog. Really crunchy and good.

Since the hot dog gets a lot of really strong taste from the mustard, sweet side dishes are a good idea.

Today I had watermelon and some strawberries.

So go out and make these! Your vote in the contest is appreciated, and feedback on how I did would be nice. Thanks.

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    9 Discussions


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Oil the Cook

    Hee hee!

    I've never seen hot-dogs grilled after being cut up - it looks like an interesting way to modify the flavour of the dog, sprinkling spices on the cut side as you grill.

    I hope you've started a trend - "XX with Robot"

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    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Haha, I hope so too. That would be cool to see because everyone would have different versions of the robot. I just made =Smart='s because it was the quickest to do. :-)


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    We could all use =SMART='s pattern, just include it in the photos, maybe dressed up appropriately (like the apron).


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Nice. I prefer to cook natural casing hotdogs without disecting them and wait till they are "rippers" on the grill where they explode.

    I guess your other new robot was stuck in holiday traffic and didn't make it to the cookout in time. Grease =SMART='s palm for his robot. Heehee.

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    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, the other new robot is having a little trouble (the hardware store has started recycling their cardboard and I didn't take enough at first).


    11 years ago on Introduction

    YUM YUM, They look very tasty :P
    "Oil the cook" Hahaha nice.
    5* + ill vote for you because my robot's in it, and it looks lush. :D

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