I love hot dogs for many reasons. They are fun, customizable, inexpensive and can feed a crowd. They also bring back fond memories of summers and cookouts and holiday gatherings. I mean who doesn’t love a good hot dog?! While not incredibly healthy, they are truly the perfect meal when you are short on time or just craving a night of sentiment.
We love our grill but it is getting old and starting to rust. So in my attempt to make grilled hot dogs, without a grill, I managed an amazing indoor hot dog that rivals it’s grilled counterparts. I honestly can hardly taste the difference and it is so delicious and sooooo easy. Perfect combo for busy weeknights.
Start with a pot of boiling water and place your hot dogs in the pot. You can put them all in at once and let them boil away. Depending on amount of hot dogs, this can range from 5-15 minutes. When I do 8 I usually do about 10 minutes. Really, the point is to warm them up and get them all soft and ready to go.
Meanwhile, turn the broiler on high. Once hot dogs are done boiling, transfer to a cookie sheet and put under broiler. This is where the magic happens. The broiler crisps up the hot dogs and releases their juices so they taste just like the grill. There is no given time to this. You will just watch it closely and when it is broiled to your liking, pull it out. Everyone’s broiler is different and some prefer more char than others, so some will take longer than others. Just for reference sake, I leave mine under the broiler for about 8 minutes for 8 hot dogs. However, I have a brand new stove so it’s really hot.
Once done let it cool for a couple of minutes and then top with your favorite toppings. For me, it’s spicy mustard and onions. Simple yet delicious.
Hope this helps you score extra points in the kitchen! Now, go eat some hot dogs!! 🙂