More than just a novelty way to serve hot dogs, this technique allows for better and more even cooking on the grill. Use a thin skewer to pierce the hot dog lengthwise and cut the hot dog on the diagonal while turning the skewer. Slide the hot dog off the skewer and it's ready for grilling. The dogs cook up straight and not curved and the spiral means toppings won't slide off. Plus, it looks cool!
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