Weave a blanket of bread threads around some hot dogs and watch mouths drop with surprise!
These things might look complicated, but I guarantee it’s a recipe you could make with kids.
And I promise kids (and adults!) will want to eat them. It’s really hard to wrong with hot dogs baked in crispy dough, after all. That’s why these hot dog weaves are the best thing on the internet today.
Let’s talk dough and dogs. For the dogs, use the long variety of hot dogs, not the fat ones. That will make the weaving easier later. For the dough, Pillsbury refrigerated French bread does the trick.
The dough is really easy to work with. Just roll it out into a long rectangle on a lightly floured surface and cut it into seven even strips. It’s okay if they aren’t perfectly even.
To start the weave, transfer your strips to a baking sheet that has been lightly oiled. Fold back alternating strips and place a hot dog down on the dough.
Then fold those strands back over the dough.
Repeat this process, alternating which strands you fold back, to complete the weave with all eight hot dogs. At the end, if you have extra dough on the ends of your weave, just chop it off to make an even edge.
Then brush the whole thing with a little melted butter to help the dough get nice and brown. I also sprinkle the strips with a little coarse sea salt, which makes the dough turn into a pretzel. (That’s a very good thing, by the way.)
Bake this weave of awesomeness at 375ºF for 25 minutes.
Let the weave cool for a few minutes, then slice it into eight even pieces.
Serve it with ketchup or mustard.
If you’re feeding a group, this is almost easier than making actual hot dogs.
The weave is where it’s at!
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