The Spiral Cut: The Most Delicious Way To Eat a Hot Dog

The Spiral Cut: The Most Delicious Way To Eat a Hot Dog

Stephanie Barlow
Jul 2, 2012
Planning a low key burgers and dogs menu for this year's 4th of July BBQ? Take a look at this simple tip that will take your hot dogs to the next level! A little prep work will turn your dogs into spiral condiment-grabbing and conversation-hogging BBQ stars.

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!

Watch the video: Why You Should Spiral-Cut Your Hot Dog for Grilling at CHOW

Related: Why You Should Consider Marinating Your Hot Dogs

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