Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is so easy, and gooood! Two ways of cooking the hot dogs is presented. Adapted from Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello Episode: Little League Tailgate


  1. Add hot dogs to cold salted water and bring them up to a boil. Turn them off and keep them warm in the hot water.
  2. Serve warm.
  3. For an added kick of flavor try splitting the boiled dogs almost all the way in half. Open them up and add to a hot pan which a little olive oil has been added. Cook over medium heat until brown on both sides.
Most Helpful

These hot dogs were fine, but they were not "special." For the extra step, they weren't any tastier than my normal way of preparing.

Barenaked Chef June 25, 2009

Quick, easy, and tasty -- thanks for sharing!! I like that the hot water kept them warm -- with the kids, I don't always get to eat at the same time everyone else does!

iewe November 19, 2008

I used expensive Omaha Steak Hot Dogs. I have to agree that the boiling didn't add anything to this recipe, but come on, who doesn't love a good fried hot dog!!!!! A tasty lunch.

JanuaryBride May 28, 2008