1. Deep Fried – Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large frying pan to 350° – 375°. Carefully drop hot dogs into the hot oil, when they are perfectly fried they will float to the top. Grab the hot dogs out with tongs and place on a plate lined with paper towels. My side note…If you wanna go on a decadent taste adventure try wrapping the hot dogs in bacon prior to deep frying.
2. Boiling – Bring a pot of water to a boil, add hot dogs, making sure there is enough water to cover them. Bring back to a boil. Turn down to simmering and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or according to package directions. My side note…Low-fat brands can become rubbery tasting with the boiling method.
3. Pan Fried – Slice hot dog in half, lengthwise. Pan fry on both sides, over medium-high heat, until golden brown. ♥ My side note…this is how we love to cook our hot dogs.
4. Oven Baked – In a hot oven (375° to 450°F) bake hot dogs on a cookie sheet for 10 to 15 minutes. Rolling them a couple of times as they are cooking. My side note…this method is almost like barbecuing, almost.
5. Over the Campfire – Simplest, most delicious, yet not always available to urban-dwellers or during the off-season for camping. Anywho, when you are camping, in your backyard or in the wilderness, just start your fire, poke dogs through the middle onto a stick or skewer and hang ‘em over the fire until they are sizzling and golden to charred in color. My side note…If you love eating hot dogs this way, look into a self-contained fire pit that can be easily placed on a porch or an open space in your yard.
6. Grilled – Use either a propane or charcoal grill. Place hot dogs off the direct flame, turn 'em often to brown on all sides...done! My side note…the rite to summertime and grilling hot dogs should not be missed!
7. Microwaved (Nuked) – Pop the hot dog on a plate, cover with plastic wrap or waxed paper, and cook for 30 to 45 seconds. It’s done! My side note…not my favorite way to cook hot dogs, please use this as your last resort!