I love hot dogs. I don’t care what they are made of. I just love them. So, you certainly have to be a hot dog fan to enjoy this – but if you or your family are, you’ve got to give this one a try.
They are a snap to make – you can have them done in fifteen minutes, tops if you have leftover mashed potatoes from another meal. (Win-win – you can turn yesterday’s meal into something new, too!)
The recipe is a leftovers-recipe, so the measurements aren’t exact, but I’ll do my best for you:
- 1 package of hot dogs
- 2 c. leftover mashed potatoes
- any other optional toppings like chili or shredded cheese
Warm up your broiler. Mine has a high and low setting, and I cook mine on high. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or cover it with aluminum foil. Cut your hot dogs lengthwise – not all the way through, you’re just cutting a deep slit, like a bun would normally look.
Then, add some mustard to the inside of your dog. I have to admit, I’ve never even tried anything else, like ketchup or anything, but you can make the recipe whatever you want.
Now, stuff as much mashed potatoes in there as you can fit. I can usually get about 1/4 c. or so in each one.
Put them under the broiler until they brown. In my oven, that’s 7-8 minutes, but do keep an eye on them and check them every minute or so after five minutes so that they don’t get crispy.
When they have browned a little on top and are heated through, they are done!
I usually serve these with baby carrots to at least get something healthy in there, but that would require *yet another* trip to the store and it’s just been a crazy week around here. Last week everything was covered in sawdust – this week, it’s paint!
So what do you think? You may be honest right up to the point of lecturing me about what’s in hot dogs… but let’s hear it. Is this just one of those weird things that only my family makes?
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