You hit a home run with this recipe! I've been looking for recipes that would get my children interested in cooking. The familiar ingredients and the fun rolling of the bread got them all (ages 18/13/11) involved. They each chose their own condiments: two ketchup, one mustard, DH chose feuersenf that we bought in Germany, and I used mustard with Wallawalla onions. We used your instructions to mix up some curry ketchup for dipping. The franks and cheddarwurst that we used were fully cooked - uncooked brats would require much more time and would probably release a bit too much grease. We didn't need the toothpicks - ours stayed in place - and we used parchment paper for easy cleanup (I buy it in bulk at a restaurant supply). Everyone was happy, especially me - because they want to do this again and they tasted great! Thanks Amis!
This is a great simple idea that could be exploited in many different ways. I didn't put anything in with the hotdogs, just rolled them up, but next time I'm going to play around a bit more. Could even be cut in pieces for appetizers. This is the kind of thing you never think of, but is so easy you can't believe you didn't think of it.
My mom used to do something like this for quick dinners. It was something that she could have us kids make. I'm not going to use the recipe as is, but am going to use chopped sauerkraut instead of pickles. I have raw brats, that I'm going to simmer in beer first. Thanks for posting the recipe, and reminding me of a simple dinner idea. Sometimes, we forget ideas like this, and get wrapped up making complex and time consuming dinners.
I made this with bratwurst and it took a bit longer, a good 15 minutes. It seemed like I could barely get the bread around it but once that was accomplished they did not need tooth picks. I haven't eaten bratwurst in many years and I remembered that I am not a fan of it. I probably wouldn't have finished it but the pickles made it pretty good. OTOH, my kid wanted everything pulled off and to eat the sausage plain. I probably won't make this again, but it was a nice little adventure.
Fancy hot dogs that were a total hit at dinner. Loved that homemade curry ketchup. It should be a great condiment for any number of things. Made our franks with whole wheat bread and butter spray. Nobody complained.
These were great! I too did not have curry ketchup, so as another reviewer did, I just mixed some up. Delicious!! Thanks for posting!
This was a nice quick snack, and convenient since i didn't have any hotdog buns but wanted a hotdog, so made this instead! I added pickles to half and cheese to the other, after reading mama's review. I liked them both! Thanks!
Great quick recipe! I added some ahredded cheese inside the bread- due to a mutiny in the kitchen - dh and dd ganged up on me and said- NO pickles- CHEESE PLEASE!! lol So what can I say? I was outnumbered! They were fantastic and so easy. I also used a honey wheat bread since we do not eat white bread and did not want to waste the rest. Thanks for a great recipe. Very easy to adjust to your own taste. I DO recommend using a good frakfurter or sausage and not just a plain old 'hotdog'. This was great! Thanks
What I really liked was the ketchup/curry combination. I used curry powder mixed with Heinz, tasted, and kept adding more, and more... Now I'm not sure how other NYers eat their hot dogs (in my case, only vegetarian brands) but I used to consider it practically sacreligious to put ketchup on them, but with curry it worked well for me so maybe I should reconsider!? We used our favorite mustard brand (Kosciusko). BF did not want to try the curry ketchup, but he still enjoyed this too. I also cut back on the butter quite a bit. The only problem I had with this recipe was cooking time (took me 30 minutes) but that may have been because I used a frozen vegetarian hot dog brand (Worthington). Thanks Amis!
So easy and really good! I used sweet hot mustard and whole wheat bread instead of white bread. Really tasty and easy. I thought the butter would make it shiny, but it didn't. Still wonderful! Like MaireAlice, we will be making these again and again!