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Old 11-07-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Hot dog technique comments?

has any one tried taking a hot dog bun and filling it with the hot dog and all the stuff that usually goes on a hot dog and wrapping it up in foil and baking it in the oven ? This would be considered a steamed hot dog right? ,but with all the ingredients that are on top of the dog,would it be safe to eat being all heated up? Thanks


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Old 11-07-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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I guess it would depend on what you are putting on that dog. And, no...I've never tried it.

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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I have also never tried it. But then, hotdogs are not s/thing I ever eat--doesn't matter if they are steamed, grilled, boiled, turned inside out or upside down...just not in my food group. Good luck with finding a way to make these.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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being wrapped in foil in the oven would the hot dog be along the lines of steamed?
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by mumu View Post
being wrapped in foil in the oven would the hot dog be along the lines of steamed?

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:45 PM   #6
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This is not going to work for you, mumu. The dog will be OK, but the bun will turn to a dry rock-like substance before you can choke it down. For a thorough discussion of this issue, see: Steaming hot dog buns
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:14 PM   #7
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thanks....this is what i was going to try..Oven Dogs

8 hot dog buns
8 all beef hot dogs (I like Ball Park Franks)
cup sweet relish
1 Tbsp butter
medium onion, diced
1 (15 oz) can of chili or 2 cups of your own chili
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Spread a coating on mayonnaise on the inside of the hot dog buns.
Fill the buns with the hot dogs and place in a 9x 13 inch baking dish. You will have to squeeze then into the dish.
Top each dog with a Tablespoon of the relish.
In a pan, saute the butter and onion until tender. Add the chili to the onions and stir until well combined.
Top the dogs with the chili and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Cover with foil at bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:17 AM   #8
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Well, that sounds so delicious that it might be worth trying to give the Bricklike Bun problem a workaround. There's all sorts of fun stuff about bread drying due to the recrystalization of distal amylopectin chains and suchlike, but here's an experiment that you should try using just one garnished bun, hot dog and all, so that you will only lose one dog if it goes wrong.
The easiest method is to eat it as soon as it comes out of the oven and before it gets cold and starts to harden. Eat just half of the hot dog and let the other half dry out in case you are unable to eat the whole bunch while they are hot. Wrap the rocklike dog in a moist paper towel and nuke it until the bread softens .. it will be much softer than originally ... and see how you like the taste. Again, you will have to eat it before it gets cold.
Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:08 AM   #9
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Sounds pretty good to me
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:59 AM   #10
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I think one of two things would happen if they were baked like that:
1) The buns would turn into a sloppy mess, removing the bready texture that counterbalances the hot dogs or...
2) The buns would suck up all the moisture and make the dish dry.
I think the key would be to pre-cook the dogs on a grill or sear them in a pan and bake the casserole at a higher temp for less time so the dish doesn't have to bake as long, then use the broiler to put a nice crust on the cheese. If the dogs go in cold then the dish will suffer fate 1 or 2, in my best guess.

Perhaps an au gratin version of the dish would be a possibility? If you made your own super-coarse breadcrumbs it might work well in keeping the dish from getting dry or turning sloppy, while giving good texture contrast, and still keeping the bready element.

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