Hotdogs on an Outdoor Grill -Photographed on Hasselblad H3D2-39mb Camera
For Maximum Crispness, You Should Be Spiraling Your Hot Dogs
By Heidi Chaya
You can prepare hot dogs in a variety of ways, such as by boiling, steaming, pan-frying, deep-frying, and grilling. The best hot dogs have a crispy exterior and a "snap" due to their casing, so here is how you can achieve this perfection at home.
Spiraling is a useful culinary technique, as this slicing method produces maximum surface area during cooking, creating crispy edges, juicy interiors, and multiple nooks for condiments to soak into. To spiral a hot dog, make sure to use all-beef hot dogs, and then cut a few shallow, diagonal slashes in your hot dog.
The Rachael Ray Show uses a skewer to rotate the hot dog while cutting it, which can double as a handle for grilling your spiral-cut hot dog. Insider reminds cooks to warm the hot dogs first and turn them over indirect heat on a hot grill to prevent juices from exiting through the cuts.