We are having unusually high temperatures right now along the West Coast. Summer must be officially here.
That means lots of BBQs and hangin’ on the patio if you can stand the heat! I was never one for hot dogs, but then they are an American favorite. I found myself doing something on vacation I never do…watching Good Morning America. Rachel Ray was presenting some interesting hot dog recipes and tips for cooking them up. This inspired me to come up with a hot dog of my own, and I fondly call it “Da Bu Dog” or “The Malibu Hot Dog.” It seemed like the right thing to do–come up with a California dog–since I do live in California.
Rachel Ray offered a couple of tips for cooking hot dogs: Boil them first.
Then cut them lengthwise so each hot dog will lay mostly flat like a bun .
Next, fry them a couple minutes on each side or throw on the BBQ.
Place on your bun and add your ingredients.
If you are adding something like chili, scoop some of the hot dog bread out, so you have a place for your chili to rest.
Rachel Ray had some other great ideas such as the Seven Layer Hot Dog (think 7 Layer Mexican Dip). There are all kinds of great combos. How will you be eating your hot dogs this summer?