With so many options for cooking a hot dog, boiling is the easiest method. Learn how to boil hot dogs by following the instructions listed in this article.

How To Boil Hot Dogs

The very mention of a hot dog waters your mouth and forces you to visualize a delicious and neatly arranged hot dog in a large bun, isn't it? And if you have been visualizing exactly the same, don't feel guilty for why should you stop yourself from craving for hot dogs? After all, they are sumptuously luscious to dig into and simply awesome to smell. Being a classic American fare, hot dogs, also known as wieners, franks, or sausages, are savored and relished throughout the world today and are available in different meats, the most common of them being pork, chicken, beef, turkey, and mutton. Whether it is the scorching summertime, or humid rainy season, or the chilly winters, you have plenty of reasons to gorge on sausages and satiate your appetite. While you devour digging into a luxurious and yummy hot dog sandwich, have you ever tried making it at home? If yes, then you probably know how easy it is to throw a few of them on the grill or boil them in the pan. But for others, the very thought of preparing hot dogs at home sends shivers down their spine. With so many options, such as baking, boiling, broiling, grilling, steaming, deep frying and microwave cooking, one is sure to get confused to pick up the best method for preparing hot dogs. To cut short and reduce your stress to a great extent, we present you the easiest way of cooking hot dogs. Take a look at the following lines and discover how to boil a hot dog in just a couple of minutes. Now you do not have to find excuses for picking up cooked ones from a nearby store, when you can easily make a boiled variant at home. Also, boiled hot dogs are healthier than deep fried ones. So, what are you waiting for? Learn how to boil a hot dog and satiate your taste buds.
Boiling Hot Dogs
  • Pour enough water in a medium-sized pot to fill about half way up.
  • Place hot dogs (as many you require) in the water. Make sure that they are totally immersed in the water. Pour more water only if you find hot dogs emerging out from the water.
  • Turn on the stove to high flame.
  • Allow the water to boil for about 5-10 minutes. In case the water does not start boiling during this time period, wait for some more minutes until the water reaches boiling temperature.
  • Reduce the flame to medium-high and let the hot dogs boil for around 5-7 minutes, until they turn plump and are ready to eat. Depending upon the brand of hot dogs, the time required for boiling may vary. If the hot dogs have casings, boil for 3 minutes for more moist and less crispy hot dogs. Else, you can boil for 6 minutes for a snappy bite of hot dogs. However, if the hot dogs are skinless and do not have casings, they will not turn crispy, unless you fry, broil, or cook them in dry heat or oil.
  • Pick up the hot dogs with the help of tongs and shake off extra water.
  • Slice fresh hot dog buns. Alternatively, you can steam them over the hot dogs for a while or smear them with butter and toast them in a skillet to enhance the flavor and taste of both buns and hot dogs.
  • Place the hot and juicy hot dogs in hot dog buns.
  • Place any condiments or toppings of your choice. You can choose from sauerkraut, onions, ketchup, or mustard. If you wish to make your hot dog a little spicy and fiery, add chili, grated cheese, and sliced onions.
This was the basic method of boiling and preparing a hot dog. You can use your imagination and come up with some wild and zesty hot dog sandwiches. Besides, if you want your hot dog a little crispy and juicier, you can opt for grilling, baking, or frying hot dogs and see how aromatic, flavorsome, and scrumptious your sandwich meal turns into.

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