Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins
My mother made these for us when we were kids. I'm not sure where the name came from, unless it is from the Mexican state. Definitely not health food, but kids love it and it makes a quick, yummy lunch now and then. I always cut the tortilla trimmings into wedges, fry in the leftover hot oil, and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar to make quick sopapillas for dessert. Prep time does not include separate time for heating oil, as I heat the oil while I prepare the dogs.
- Heat about 1 inch of oil in a skillet.
- Trim the tortillas to fit the hot dogs' length.
- Slit the hot dogs lengthwise, taking care not to cut clear through or to cut through the ends.
- Tuck strips of cheese into the slit along the length of the hot dog.
- Wrap stuffed hot dogs in tortillas and secure with toothpicks.
- Fry hot dogs in oil until browned on all sides, turning to brown evenly.
- Remove toothpicks before serving.
- These will be quite hot inside, so take care when eating!
I have made these since I was a child. There was a Mexican Fast Food chain where I lived called Taco Tree that introduced me to them when I was a baby. They were the only ones around that made them. When they were bought out by Taco Time, they quit serving them. So we made them at home. Eventually, they had to start caring them at that particular location. Everyone would come in asking for them, they were a high markup low cost product!
I tried this today for my 16 year old son and his friend and they loved these. A great way to do something a little different with hotdogs.