Monday, September 20, 2010

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Though the weather is cooler, you can keep your grill hot with my favorite game day snack: bacon wrapped hot dogs.

I found this recipe on my favorite food site,

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog Recipe

Wrap a slice of bacon around each hot dog like the stripes on a candy can or barber's pole. Lay the wrapped dogs in a plastic bag or container. Chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. You want the bacon to stiffen up a little bit to hold its shape.
Tip: Thinly sliced bacon is easier to use and adheres to the hot dogs better than thicker cut.

I prefer grilling (the traditional approach, since they're street food). The dogs can be cooked on the stove top as well. Place a cooking sheet or aluminum foil on top of the grate and use this as your cooking surface. Lay the dogs on the sheet. Cook for a few minutes on each side until the bacon is as crisp as you'd like it.

Buns & Toppings
The sweeter the bun you can find, the better. If you're lucky enough to have a Mexican bakery in your area, shop there. Bun toasting is optional.

Standard toppings: yellow mustard, ketchup, crema (you can substitute sour cream), chopped jalapeƱos—either roasted or grilled.

Optional toppings used by different vendors: chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, relish, mayonnaise, mango, pineapple, salt.