How to Dress Up Your Dog
Cooking a hot dog over an open flame is a pretty romantic idea, but it's harder than you think to make sure the insides are cooked as well as the outsides. Just take a look at the traditional flame-grilled marshmallow, which end up completely blackened on the outside and gooey on the inside. For a hot dog, fully cooking the item is of paramount importance.
To ensure even cooking, use a flat metal skewer. It will transfer heat much more effectively than a wooden skewer. The flatness of the metal rod ensures that the hot dog won’t slip around when you rotate it over the fire.
Most importantly, make sure that you always use roasting-friendly firelogs – like our new OUTDOOR firelogs – to make hot dogs.
Grill to perfection and then add toppings as desired!
Here are some of our favorite variations on this campfire classic:
Pinto beans, tomatoes, melted cheese and mesquite-smoked bacon.
Yellow mustard, chopped white onions, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices, Chicago-style relish, hot sport peppers and a dash of celery salt.
Kansas City Dog
Pork sausage, sesame seed bun, brown mustard, sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese.
Carolina Style Dog
Chili, coleslaw and onions.
Cincinnati Cheese Coney
Cincinnati Chili and grated cheddar cheese.
Cream cheese, grilled onion, jalapeños