The Classic Hot Dog

The Classic American Hot Dog Recipe

There is a reason why the classics are classics. Sometimes quality ingredients in familiar flavor combinations are exactly what you need! This is The Classic Hot Dog.

The hot dog is a staple of the BBQ cookout, but often overlooked for its simplicity. Well, there’s more than one way to make a dog, and with the right ingredients you can a turn a boring ol’ hot dog into the most popular protein at the party!

The Classic Hot Dog Recipe



Preheat your grill for high heat (450ºF) direct grilling.

Thread a skewer thought the center of the hot dog. Using a paring knife, starting at one end of the hot dog, slice down to the skewer at a 45º angle to the dog. Continue cutting down the hot dog, one long continuous cut, so that the cut spirals down the hot dog until you reach the other end of the dog. Remove the skewer.

Grill the hot dog until browned on all sides. The spiral cut will allow the dog to open up, creating more texture and crevices for the condiments to cling to the dog.

Spread one side of the hot dog bun with the Kozlik’s Dijon Classique. Place the hot link in the bun. Sandwich the Holmes Made Dad’s Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles slices between the hot dog and bun on the other side. Top the hot dog with the diced yellow onion.

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