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Spiral cut hot dogs taste better!

We used to cut our hotdogs down the middle and spread them open to grill so they would fill the bun better and have more flavor, or so it seemed. These days the new trend is to spiral cut your hotdog, then grill and glaze with our spicy sweet sauce.

Spicy sweet sauce:

1/2 cup ketchup

1-2 tbsp. brown sugar

1-1/2 tsp. horseradish, grated

Mixed together and brush on hotdogs as you grill them.

How to spiral cut a hot dog.

Insert a wood skewer lengthwise through the middle of the hot dog.

Take a knife and start cutting at top of the hot dog at a slight angle till the edge of the knife is up against the wood skewer.

Roll the hot dog forward to start cutting a spiral. If your hot dog gets to the edge of your cutting board before you reach the end, just stop, move the hot dog back onto the board and start cutting from where you left off.

Slide the hot dog off the skewer when done. The hot dog is now ready to be grilled.

If this sounds too complicated, or you don’t have a skewer, you can still use my old method of cutting diagonal slices along the length of the hot dog.

Try to cut a little less than halfway through the hot dog with the slices, then flip over and do the other side.

Again, check the pictures in the slide show above.

Grill hot dogs 4 to 5 minutes per side over direct heat.

Place hot dog in bun and garnish with your favorite fixings.

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