Quite a tasty hot dog you've got here! I let my sugared side get a little blackened as you suggested and it had almost a bacon-like flavor. Simply topped with a little ketchup and enjoyed a great lunch - thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2012
Food.com is filled with all kinds of 'dog' recipes. There are Big Dogs, Little Dogs, Corn Dogs, Cheese Dogs, Chili Dogs, Dog Foods and Inbet'weiners'. I know, you saw that coming. Loved your rendition!