Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hot Dog Trick for Cookouts

Here's a trick that you can use at a cookout.

Volunteer to help and grab the job to open the packages of hot dogs.

Then, use a knife to make an X in the end of each hot dog like this:

Hot Dog Cutting Diagram
Image: Hot Dog SIDE VIEW and END VIEW

Hot Dog Diagram - After
Image: Hot Dog AFTER

When the hot dogs are cooked on the grill, the ends will pop open.

Hot Dog! by stevegarfield
Hot Dog!, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

Kids love them!

Adults too.

Chris Brogan pointed me to Grace Piper's link the the Chow: Spiral Cut Hot Dog!

I'll have to try that one. ;-)


  1. How delicious it would be..!!

  2. Having seen Prometheus in 3-D, I feel like this is an equally unsettling meat experiment...