My family loves hot dogs. Funny, because being an adventurous cook we sometimes just want to sit down and have a good old-fashioned hot dog. Whether fried, grilled, boiled, placed in macaroni and cheese, we consume them as a special occasion indulgence.
Years ago I remember seeing a recipe putting cut up hot dogs in a bun with hardboiled eggs and then sealing them in a packet. The boys were toddlers then, so we are talking quite a number of years ago. Recently this recipe came to mind and I told John I would recreate it since I could not find a recipe anywhere that fit what I was looking for. He was actually quite happy to go down this memory lane with me when we first made it for the little kiddos.
Though this is not exactly a nutritious meal, it does satisfy the craving to do something with a hot dog. Added plus, it is so easy and quick that you can whip it up on a weeknight after working hard all day.
Until next time, happy creating.
Hot Dig-it-y Dogs
by Dina Puleo
5 bun length hot dogs cut into ½ inch pieces
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese cut into ½ inch cubes
4 eggs, hardboiled and roughly chopped
¼ green onions, chopped
½ cup of mayonnaise
2 tablespoon of yellow mustard
2 tablespoon ketchup
8 hog dog buns
Preheat oven to 400
Place hot dogs, cheddar cheese, eggs, and green onions in a large bowl. In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup until combined. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the hot dog ingredients. Mix to combine.
Make 8 tinfoil squares. Place one hot dog bun to each square. Evenly scoop mixture into hot dog buns. Bring up sides of tinfoil squares to make a secure packet. Place in oven.
Bake for 18 minutes or until hot dogs are heated through and cheese is melted. Take out of packets and serve.