If you want to cook a hot dog at home, you have many options. You can grill it, boil it, or fry it. However, the easiest way is to simply boil the sausage. Follow these steps to microwave and boil a hot dog, then relax and enjoy the food.
how long to boil hot dogs?
Put water in the saucepan. Make sure there is enough water to cover the sausages.
Place the saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to maximum.
Let the water come to a boil.
Place the sausages in the boiling water.
Lower the heat to moderate and let the sausages cook for five to seven minutes or until done.
Remove the ready sausages from the saucepan with tongs and shake to remove excess water.
Place the sausages in fresh hotdog buns.
Serve the hot dogs with any dressing of your choices, such as tomato sauce, mustard, sauerkraut, pickles, or chopped onions. For a special touch, you can add a little Picante chili, grated cheese and chopped onions.
How to cook a hotdog in the microwave?
Perfectly cooked hot dogs are fluffy and elegant and fit perfectly on a bun. However, if you don’t microwave them properly, you can end up with a finished product that isn’t ideal. A common result is a hot dog with ends that have exploded. Not only is this unsightly, but it also means the hot dog has overcooked on the ends. Although this may seem like an inevitable result of microwaving your hot dogs, you can avoid it.
Pierce, each end of your hot dog with a sharp knife, then do the same in its center. You don’t need to cut the hot dog open. Instead, it just pierces the skin. This will allow the steam (which causes the ends to explode) to escape more easily.
Place a paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Lay your hot dog on the paper towel with the open side facing up. Cover the hot dog with another paper towel.
Put your hot dog in the microwave for about 20 seconds. This may seem like a short time, but it is usually enough to warm up your hot dog in reality. Since the hot dogs are fully cooked, they do not need to be cooked; the goal is simply to heat them. Overheating the hot dog makes it more likely to explode.
Gently squeeze your hot dog in the center. If it doesn’t feel hot enough, microwave it for another 10-15 seconds.