Originally Posted by Chef Beth
Yum.. you guys are making me hungry! I like to grill my hotdogs with bacon wrapped around it then stuff it in a grilled chedder cheese sandwich w/ grilled onions and BBQ sauce!
I love hotdogs that way, though I have not had them with grilled onions and BBQ sauce. I like them split down the middle, add strips of cheddar cheese, wrapped in bacon and down on the grill or in the oven. My first job was at a snack bar, and they did them on the grill with bacon and cheddar. They called them Dog Burgers. What a favorite with so many people!
My favorite way to cook them is in the oven. I line small baking pan with foil, treat with Olive or Canola oil, and slit with a small knife in a spiral fashion (not cutting through). They look fancy when they puff-up. The outside is crunchy, and the inside is juicy!
I know that I don't cook these, but I have to add...
When I lived in Jamestown, NY, there was a place called Johnny's lunch. They were famous (locally, but they have expanded to MIchigan) for their "almost-like" chili dogs. It's like chili, only smoother texture. They are really great with mustard and diced onion!! Looking at their website, they have expanded their horizons on different types of dogs they offer.
Another great place is called AJ's Texas Hots (same town in NY). They do almost the same thing as above, they their special sauce is spicier, and they don't have the variety. I think I should be in the "road forum."
.... didn't mean to hijack.