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Summer BBQ Tips – Don’t Just Grill Them, Spiral Your Hot Dogs

If you are still grilling hot dogs the old fashioned way, get ready for some change. In this edition of summer BBQ tips, we’ll explain why the spiral dog is the hot dog of the future.

Why Use the Spiral? Not only is cutting a spiral in a hot dog kind of fun, but it actually will help you improve the quality of the dog, too. That’s because it will get crispier in all the right places, while leaving plenty of room for your favorite condiments to sit in the grooves.

In case you are wondering how you cut spirals into a hot dog, no worries, we have you covered with this Instructions. Just a few tries and you will have this signature method down pat. Then you will be grilling like a pro and eating like a chef all summer long.

Topping Ideas For Your New Spiral Hot Dogs

What good would it be for us to not leave you with some unique topping ideas for those hot dogs? Here are three delicious summer recipes that you can try.

Chicago-Style Salsa

Combine all of these ingredients in a bowl and evenly mix before topping your dog.

  • 1 cup of finely chopped Persian cucumber
  • 1/2 cup celery leaves
  • 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced pepperoncini
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Dash of salt and pepper

Pickled Pepper Slaw

Toss these ingredients in a bowl and top that dog with something that has some serious zing.

  • 1 cup sliced sweet pickled peppers
  • 1/2 cup shredded romaine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup each chopped parsley and dill
  • Dash of salt and pepper

What’s Your Favorite Hot Dog?

Take a look at this incredibly delicious looking infographic. It details almost every known hot dog creation ever concocted. What’s your favorite hot dog style? Make sure you let us know in your comments, and don’t hesitate to share your favorite summer BBQ tips, either!

Hotdog infographic

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