Finally! It’s grilling time. What better way to spend a lazy weekend afternoon then lighting up the grill and having a few friends over for a lazy BBQ?
If you want to up your grilling game a bit this year, check out this fun and easy way to grill your hot dogs: hasselback them!
Grilling hasselback hot dogs means more surface area to get crispy and delicious and lots of tiny crevices to hold any type of sauce you choose.
Here’s how to do it!
The only potential pitfall with hasselback hot dogs is if you accidentally cut all the way through the hot dog. Nobody wants half a hot dog!
To stop from cutting the hot dog all the way through, nestle it between two chopsticks.
The chopsticks will stop the knife from cutting all the way through and make sure all your cuts are even. See how that works?!
Let’s take a grilling break to talk sauces. You can obviously use any sauce you like on these hasselback hot dogs, but here are three new ones for you!
Greek Yogurt Sauce
This is a simple mix of Greek yogurt, diced cucumber, lemon, and salt. It has a bright and fresh flavor. Think of it like a crunchy, healthy mayo option!
Sweet Mustard Sauce
For the sweet and savory lover, this is a simple mix of whole-grain mustard and brown sugar. You can squirt it on the dog or brush it on as a glaze while grilling.
Maybe my personal favorite, this sauce is a simple mix of ketchup and sriracha and could be the most addictive of the bunch. I can’t get enough of it!
OKAY… back to the grill. Toss the hot dogs on and let them cook over medium-high heat for a few minutes per side. The dogs will curl a bit as they grill. That’s totally fine. They’ll straighten out later on the bun!
Then load ‘em up any way that makes you happy.
This simple grilling trick will make you a hot dog hero with your guests. Give it a try!
Nick thinks everything should be hasselbacked! Check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon profile.