Bacon Wrapped Cheese Hot Dogs
- 8 hot dogs
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- 16 slices bacon, pre-cooked
- 8 hot dog buns, toasted
- Preheat oven to 450º or Fire Up the Grill. Slice each hot dog lengthwise down the middle almost, but not all the way through. Fill the pocket with a little shredded cheese. (I used Shredded Colby Monterey Jack.)
- Wrap the hot dog with two slices of thin-sliced, pre-cooked bacon...or screw it just slap some raw bacon on the bad-boy! Secure bacon with toothpicks if necessary.
- Bake/grill approximately 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bacon and hot dog are hot. When you look at it, you should think....America!
What kind of a filthy savage would boil a hot dog?
Well, 90% of hot dog carts, baseball parks, delicatessens use a steam table to cook your dog...which is basically boiling. I might add the WORLD FAMOUS Fenway Frank - served at none other than Fenway Park - is boiled and then grilled.
I voted for microwave even though I can recognize that they taste better off the grill. My reasoning is that for such a low quality sausage, people ascribe a lot of promise to hot dogs. The actual quality you get out of a on-the-gril hotdog doesn't validate the work you put into it. Therefore, hot dogs should only be introduced in the event that you're already grilling other things and want something for your guests to be able to eat as an appetizer. Grilling buns is a fools errand and the only thing that enters my mind is the Grecian lore of Sysyfus pushing a large boulder up a hill only to repeat the task forever.
The best way is of course to place the hot dog in a Rail gun sabot. The fired sabot ar hyper sonic velocities creates heat at the wave-front of sabot and air. Then the sabot 40 miles down range a series of sacrificial 'ribbon parachutes' slow the projectile down to to the point where the sabot loses forward velocity. The sabot falls harmlessly...but deliciously.. to the ground. All the is left is to take the now HOT dog out of the sabot to be consumed.
That's how Tony Stark would do it, that's how America should do it, and it *might* worked out pretty well ...
Depends on the kind of hot dog. I like the all-beef kosher ones steamed and served Chicago style.
The Chocolate Cake Shake used to be a secret menu item at Portillo's. Since that's now on the menu, I think I'll try to make a large cup of hot dog water the next secret menu item.