Hot dogs are a delicious and quick food item that bring images of summer and barbecue season to the minds of many. These bad bones in buns are easy to cook and pack a genuine punch of taste. Traditionally made from pork and beef, hot dogs are absolutely delicious when barbecued and garnished with mustard, ketchup and relish.
First and foremost, a good quality hot dog at the beginning of the process with result in an excellent finished product. Keep this in mind when purchasing the hot dogs.
For ideal cooking, allow the hot dogs to get on room temperature before placing them on a barbecue.
Turn on the Cue
Set one half of your grill to high and allow it to increase in temperature. Soak a paper towel or a brush in cooking oil and coat the grill well.
Place the Dogs
Using your tongs, place the hot dogs lengthwise onto the grill. Close the cover of the barbecue for 2 minutes.
Every 2 minutes or so, rotate the hot dogs to ensure that all sides have some time directly on the grill. This will ensure the entire hot dog gets grill marks.
When to Remove
Continue rotating the hot dogs until they begin to blister. This will take about 5 minutes on the grill, but varies based on the dogs and the grill.
Bun, Garnish and Enjoy
Once cooked, remove the hot dogs from the grill and place them in their buns. You can place the open faced buns on the grill for a couple of minutes in order to toast the buns well.
This will keep them firm and tasty once the condiments are added. Add the garnishes of your choice and enjoy eating some delicious treats.