No need to have skewers for these! Leftover batter can be refrigerated and used for a couple of days. One son likes them better made with the leftover batter. I have never cooked a whole pack of hot dogs in one session, so I don't know how long that would take. Cooking time is estimated for one serving. Recipe from The Southern Living Cookbook. Update: there was a question about the two listed amounts of sugar. The recipe is correct as shown. I put 1 T plus 1 tsp of sugar in the batter.