A recipe to make homemade hot dogs


When you make hot dogs at home, are they amazing? They’re about to lớn be. Read our hot dog cooking tips to up the ante at your house.

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Over the past 100 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to lớn cook up the perfect hot dog, and we’d love to mô tả some of our hot dog know-how with you.

Now we know your kitchen probably isn’t equipped with a dual-temperature, industrial flat vị trí cao nhất grill lượt thích the one at our original Coney Island restaurant. But that’s OK! Nathan’s Famous hot dogs can be just as delicious at home. Here’s how to lớn cook the perfect hot dog.

Step 1. Picking Makes Perfect

The first step, of course, is khổng lồ start with the best: a Nathan’s. Pick your favorite from our lineup, whether it’s Original Skinless Beef Franks, Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, or any of our other delicious Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. They’re all 100% beef, with no artificial flavors và no by-products.

Step 2. Cook It!

From pan frying, lớn grilling, lớn oven, lớn dare we say it, even microwaving, there are countless ways to lớn cook a dog, but which one’s the most delicious?

The good news is that no matter how you cook it, you can enjoy a piping hot, mouthwatering Nathan’s hot dog. Pick your cooking method và we’ll give you our đứng top tips from there.

Pan Frying on the Stove


Love a crispy outside on your frank? Pan frying hot dogs browns them up just right.

Add water to a skillet or frying pan. Cover the surface with half an inch of water.Turn the heat on medium-high. Heat the pan until the water starts to boil off.Gently showroom the hot dogs. You’ll only want to lớn cook a few at a time with this method.Steam them. Roll the hot dogs frequently khổng lồ get them browned on all sides.Famous Tip: Want a more decadent flavor? Swap out the water for a generous dab of butter or a few tablespoons of oil.Serve. Use tongs or a fork khổng lồ remove the hot dogs. Then enjoy!Famous Tip: For a rich & toasty bun to lớn pair with your frank, try this trick.

After you take the hot dogs out of the pan, turn off the heat and place the buns face down in the leftover juices. Let them simmer for about 45 seconds.

On the Grill


Grilling gives your hot dog that smoky, summer flavor you just can’t get any other way. Plus, no pots & pans khổng lồ clean! trang chủ run.

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Turn on your grill. You want one side of your grill khổng lồ be more hot and one more cool. If you have a charcoal grill, stack more coals on one side. If you have a gas grill, adjust the knob settings accordingly.Cook the hot dogs on the cooler side of the grill so that they can heat through without burning on the outside. You’re looking for that perfect brownish-red color.Famous Tip: Lay the dogs at an angle for that beautiful, diagonal char mark that makes your mouth water.Cook one minute on each side.Move the hot dogs khổng lồ the hot side of the grill. If your hot dogs haven’t developed that delicious-looking, deep brown color, move them to lớn the hot side of the grill & keep them rolling until they’re looking perfect.Serve. Take your hot dogs off the grill, dress them up your way and dig in!First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy loved Nathan's dogs, and served them at the trắng House. The only question is: did she grill, boil or roast?

In the Oven


Oven-roasting hot dogs is a great alternative khổng lồ grilling because you can brown them lượt thích you can on the grill. Craving a juicy, grilled hot dog in winter? The oven is the next best thing!

Pre-heat oven to lớn 400 degrees.Put your hot dogs in a pan or tray.You can use a casserole dish, a roasting pan or even a baking tray (as long as it has a rim for catching juices). Line the dish with foil for extra easy cleanup.Cook for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dogs. You’ll know they’re done when you see them begin to lớn brown & curl just a bit. Can’t you just hear the sizzle?

Famous Tip: Turn on the broiler if you like your dogs extra crispy.

Serve. Take your hot dogs out of the oven, top them and enjoy!

In the Microwave


The best thing about microwaving hot dogs is that you can have one ready to go in under a minute.

Prep your frank. Wrap it in a paper towel and place it directly in the microwave or put the hot dog on a plate and cover it with a paper towel. The paper towel traps the moisture that escapes from the hot dog as it cooks, keeping it nice and juicy.

Cooking more than one? Lay them side by side on a plate và cover them all with a paper towel. Just make sure to leave a little space in between so they cook evenly.

Famous Tip: It’s a myth that you need khổng lồ fork your frank first. Actually, piercing it lets the delicious juices escape so your dog dries out.Cook on high. Start at 40 or 50 seconds for one frank. For each additional, showroom about 20 seconds.Check in. When time is up, kiểm tra to see if they’re warmed up all the way through. If not, microwave them another 30 seconds & test one again. Repeat until your hot dog is cooked to perfection.Carefully remove your frank. You’re so close! Just be careful as you remove your hot dog. Trapped steam can burn.Serve. đứng đầu it và take a bite!Famous Tip: For a warm, fluffy bun, microwave it separately for 10 lớn 15 seconds.


Looking for the best way to how khổng lồ boil a hot dog? Honestly we just don’t recommend it. We didn’t back in 1916 when Nathan Handwerker started it all, & we still don’t today.

When you boil a Nathan’s, all that special flavor rushes out into the water. Và let’s be frank: who wants to eat a watered-down hot dog?

Step 3. đứng đầu That

Want some ideas for toppings? Go classic with ketchup, mustard, & relish, or up the ante with bold fixings khổng lồ whip up a BBQ Bacon Hot Dog or a Chili Cheese Hot Dog.

Get more ideas in our recipes section.

How vì You Cook It?

Tell us, bởi you have a traditional way lớn cook your Nathan’s hot dogs that’s different? Tell us on Facebook or Instagram!