Take Hot Dogs to a New Level

Throwing a dog on a grill is not exactly rocket science, but there is a simple way to make the classic taste even better (and look even more appealing), resulting in a straight dog that won't curve and lays flat, thus charring all over and fitting nicely into a bun. All you need,
as this Chow video shows, is a skewer and a knife. You thread the stick all the way through the hot dog, cut spirals all the way around, and cook it on a grill or even in a pan on the stove. Thanks to the cuts, the dog has more surface area than an uncut one would, so more of its skin gets crispy; plus, the slices form perfect nooks and crannies for condiments. (This fun trick works with sausages, too.)


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