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Aug 8, 2006 05:29 PM

Hot Dogs ... how do you like them?

What's your preferred method of cooking hot dogs?

*Boiled (or poached)?


*Or, heaven forbid, microwaved??

Personally, I prefer my dogs boiled a la the NY-Style dirty dogs, but that's just me.


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  1. First choice is grilled, but I've been known to eat them raw.

    1. I don't have a grill at home, so boiled. But I do love a hotdog cooked on the grill.

      1. more important,they got to be natural casing and preferably grilled; a little george forman grill really works well for dogs.

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        1. re: byrd

          I totally agree on the natural casing, (love the POP[!] when you bite into it! ..and I also like them grilled!

        2. On a stick, over the fire would be my first choice! I will only eat hot dogs this way, or grilled until they are slightly brown and crispy, and starting to pop. Otherwise, I don't eat 'em!

          1. Grilled, real casing on a toasted bun slathered with a mixture of mayo and yellow mustard. Places along side the dog is slices of pickled jalapeno and placed on top of the dog is ketchup and grilled onions... I'm a girl who is BIG on contrasting flavors!


            7 Replies
            1. re: Dommy

              Please say it ain't so that you put mayo on a dog.

              1. re: jfood

                LOL! If it makes you feel better, I'm not "American"... LOL!!


                1. re: Dommy

                  I am American. In fact, MIDDLE American. I put mayonnaise on every dog I eat. And mustard. Once in a while, ketchup, if I'm in the mood.

                  Deal with it.

                    1. re: Will Owen

                      chill will, it's a saying from the 1919 black sox scandal, when Joe Jackson was wrongly accused. No need to get nasty.

                2. re: Dommy

                  I first had mayo on a dog prepared Sonoran-style, that was wrapped in bacon and grilled. The hot doggero pointed out that the best taste is when the mayo is slathered on the bun rather than on the dog itself. It made me a believer.

                  1. re: Melanie Wong

                    Yup! That is the way I do it, on the bun and the Jalapeno acts as a kind barrier to the dog... I love condiments, what can I say! :)