How do you usually cook your hot dogs?

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#1 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2143 posts) -

I usually microwave my hot dogs unless I am grilling that day. Hot dogs on the grill are the best kind of hot dogs in my opinion.

#2 Posted by Darkstar614 (1124 posts) -


#3 Posted by MAN_FLANNEL (2472 posts) -


#4 Posted by AjayRaz (12678 posts) -

when it's the summer it's on the grill. nothing beats that.  
if not, i'll boil them but i don't eat boiled much. i'll just go to a hot dog place and get one for like 90 cents. 

#5 Posted by HistoryInRust (6649 posts) -

My mother used to boil hot dogs when I was a kid. 
I basically can't eat them unless they've been charred at spots. Hot dogs are sort of disgusting otherwise.

#6 Posted by ArclightBorealis (1722 posts) -

Grill is used for special occasions.  
Otherwise, if I want a quick and easy lunch, I just microwave 'em.

#7 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -

Good lord.  I DON"T eat hot dogs.  They are awful and will kill you.  Any idea what crap they put in them?

#8 Posted by Drewbs (2794 posts) -

Grilled, with lots of char.

#9 Posted by Bobdaman18 (721 posts) -

I usually boil them but its only because i'm lacking in manliness and can't grill for shit.  They def taste better grilled, preferably a little burnt.

#10 Posted by Grilledcheez (4008 posts) -

If I do eat them...they have to be cooked in a pan or on a grill.

#11 Posted by gla55jAw (2767 posts) -

Boil or BBQ. Never, and I say never in some sort of oven. Gross.

#12 Posted by Claude (16630 posts) -
@oldschool said:
" Good lord.  I DON"T eat hot dogs.  They are awful and will kill you.  Any idea what crap they put in them? "
Calm down, mechanically separated isn't all that bad. It just means hot dog goodness, plus a few extras.
In a pinch, I wrap my hot dogs in a wet paper towel and microwave, otherwise, grilled.
#13 Posted by trophyhunter (6039 posts) -

long and hard

#14 Edited by oldschool (7641 posts) -
@Claude said:

" @oldschool said:

" Good lord.  I DON"T eat hot dogs.  They are awful and will kill you.  Any idea what crap they put in them? "

Calm down, mechanically separated isn't all that bad. It just means hot dog goodness, plus a few extras.  In a pinch, I wrap my hot dogs in a wet paper towel and microwave, otherwise, grilled. "
mmmmmmm, mechanical separation.    mmmmmmmmmmmmm, extras.  

 Health effects

An American Institute for Cancer Research report found that consuming one 50-gram serving of processed meat — about one hot dog — every day increases risk ofcolorectal cancer by 20 percent.The Cancer Project group filed a class-action lawsuit demanding warning labels on packages and at sporting events.Hot dogs are high in fat and salt and have preservatives sodium nitrate and nitrite, believed to cause cancer.According to the AICR, the average risk of colorectal cancer is 5.8 percent, but 7 percent when a hot dog is consumed daily over years.

Hot dogs present a choking risk: 17% of food-related asphyxiations are caused by hot dogs. It is suggested that redesign of size, shape and texture would reduce the risk.

#15 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -

Boil them.

#16 Posted by Hamst3r (4894 posts) -

Toaster, usually.

#17 Posted by ryoma122 (729 posts) -

i phone my mum and tell her to come to my house  and make them for 
me because i cant be fucked (lol its like a 5 mile walk and i think she got 
some kind of muscle desease)

#18 Posted by Castro (942 posts) -

In my anus because I've got a hot ass!
Actually, I just boil them. That's what my grandmother used to do. If I had a George Foreman grill, I'd probably do that. I tried it once and it was very nice.

#19 Posted by Bigbombomb (698 posts) -

I usually microwave my durgers. Sometimes I boil them or grill them in the summer.

#20 Posted by ApertureSilence (1180 posts) -

Don't you mean durgers? 
And yeah, I got a George Foreman grill to grill my durgers on.

#21 Posted by Warfare (1674 posts) -


#22 Posted by bybeach (5187 posts) -

Grilled or boiled. when I used to eat them. Hey, everything including the whistle goes in. 
Chilli and cheese when i`m trapped by my demons.
#23 Posted by iBePeRFeCT (397 posts) -

George Foreman better than microwaving or boiling them that's for sure.

#24 Posted by illmatic19 (971 posts) -


  My Mom boiled them, but I hate it that way.
I use a grill.
#25 Edited by Aelric (437 posts) -

I don't have a deck in my building, so no grill. I bust out the skillet, cut two in half lengthwise, then put them on hot toast with a slice of cheese to melt over them and some relish and mustard. Got myself a sammich. Ain't too shabby. Even better when it's a polish sausage instead of a durger.

#26 Posted by onimonkii (2534 posts) -
@MurderByDeath said:

" Don't you mean durgers?  And yeah, I got a George Foreman grill to grill my durgers on. "

as much as i wanna support the "hot dogs = durgers" movement, a durger is apparently a real and different thing.
#27 Edited by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -
@oldschool said:

" Good lord.  I DON"T eat hot dogs.  They are awful and will kill you.  Any idea what crap they put in them? "

As a friend of mine from Kyneton once said; "arseholes and elbows". :P  The first time I met him he was covered in sheep's blood, we had yummy fresh lamb chops for dinner that night.  His favourite joke about the country; "it's full of cunts in trees".
#28 Edited by Mr_JPeps (180 posts) -

gas or charcoal grill always! if its super cold or like a blizzard outside then i will boil them, but a not grilled durger really isn't worth having.
Durgers are good and all but if you really want something kind of the same but 100 times better go with a good bratwurst, soaked in beer and onions for a good few hours ahead of time, now thats good eats!

#29 Posted by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -

Microwave or a grill. Usually the microwave.

#30 Posted by LiquidPrince (16514 posts) -

Grilled anything... Mmmm.

#31 Edited by TurboNinjaPanda (78 posts) -

If possible, I'll always use the grill.  Otherwise, they go in the toaster oven!
BTW:  Nitrate free dogs are the way to be!  Sure, they go bad faster, but they don't give you cancer and they taste even better imho.

#32 Posted by superpapergun (104 posts) -

Grilled durgers ftw!

#33 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2208 posts) -

Boil them in the winter or inclement weather.  Otherwise, throw them on the grill.

#34 Posted by DanielJW (4929 posts) -

Boil 'em up.

#35 Posted by ninjakiller (3428 posts) -

Boil em.

#36 Edited by nickhimself (71 posts) -
45 calories 
0g fat 
5g carbohydrate (3g from sugar)
6g protein 
compared to a regular bun-sized hot dog:
180 calories (140 from fat) 
16g fat 
  6g saturated fat 
4g carbohydrate (2g from sugar) 
6g protein 
Edit: I cook my turkey dogs in the microwave, then use a whole wheat hot dog bun w/ 0g fat, 5g fiber, 5g protein. 
If you're gonna eat "crap", eat the healthiest crap you can.
#37 Posted by Computerplayer1 (1066 posts) -

1.) BBQ
2.) Boil

#38 Posted by blackbird415 (808 posts) -
#39 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

I bake or microwave them if I'm not grilling burgers or steaks already.

#40 Posted by Dalai (7789 posts) -

Grill them preferably, charred beyond belief.

#41 Posted by frankfartmouth (1048 posts) -

Has to be on the grill, burned to a crisp. Hot dogs are fucking disgusting. But if you nearly carbonize them with an open flame, then slather them with relish, mustard, onions, ketchup, cheese, and maybe chili, they're not so bad. Because you can't taste them anymore.

#42 Edited by HatKing (6516 posts) -

First I usually decide the night before I want hot dogs the next day and I'll let them soak in a puddle outside my house, of course it has to have recently rained.   
Then the following morning I'll catch my morning piss in a jar.   
Once it is lunch time I go retrieve the now bloated hot dogs.   
I bring the urine to a boil and leave the hot dogs in it for about fourty minutes.   
Once finished the hot dogs are about the size of a baby's forearm, have the dexterity of a car tire, and smell like a gas station toilet.  Yum.

#43 Posted by Dirty_Harry (714 posts) -

Like it best when they are on the grill, but if i want to make em quick then i just boil.

#44 Posted by obiwan1337 (53 posts) -

i personally wrap them in bacon and saute them in a skillet with some onions and peppers.  Sometimes ill grill them too, but then i have to cook the bacon and onions separate, and it's way better if you cook everything together. 

#45 Posted by hamsando (8 posts) -

#46 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8882 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" long and hard "
Ha. That gave me a good laugh.
Anyway, I usually microwave them. It's the most convenient method.
#47 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6283 posts) -

Mostly microwave if I am immediately hungry.

#48 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

I buy them from a guy who sells Hot dogs every weekend, he even has a savers deal type card that when you buy 3 hotdogs your next one is half price and when you buy 6 you get your 7th free, works on a stamp basis, its awesome!
#49 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1786 posts) -

Microwave if I want to be lazy but grilling is the best way.

#50 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

Does anybody have a hotdog maker, as in featured in the Coney island video?

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