How To Cook Frozen Hot Dogs?

Everyone loves a good hot dog. I know I do. Especially on a nice summer day. But, if you store your hot dogs in a freezer, it can be difficult to figure out how to cook frozen hot dogs. It can take some real trial and error to find the best method. So how to cook frozen hot dogs?

How to cook frozen hot dogs?

In a non-barbecue setting, a great way to cook the hot dogs from their frozen state is by boiling them. As they begin to defrost, poke holes in them to avoid skin splitting. This works better for hot dogs that weren’t home-cooked before freezing.

Keep in mind that the cooking time will be considerably longer than in the case of thawed or refrigerated hot dogs.

Cook hot dogs after thawing

My favourite ways to cooking hot dogs is grilling and boiling.  However, I find it easier to cook the hot dogs evenly after thawing than in its frozen state.

The best way to defrost hot dogs is by using cool water:

  1. First I put the hot dogs in a sealable plastic bag and seal it tight. You can also just keep them in their original packaging as long as it has not been opened already.
  2. Then I fill a bowl with enough cool water to submerge all the hot dogs.
  3. After the bowl has been filled with cool water, I’ll place the hot dogs, still in the bag or packaging, in the bowl, and making sure that all the hot dogs are completely underwater. It should end up resting on the bottom of the bowl.
  4. I leave the hot dogs there for thirty minutes.
  5. After thirty minutes, I check on the hot dogs to see if they have thawed. If not, I dump the water out of the bowl and repeat step 2-5 until the hot dogs are thaw. If they are thaw, I move to the next step.
  6. Immediately after thawed, it is time to start cooking!
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How to cook hot dogs on grill

First up, on the grill! Grilling hot dogs is commonly considered the best method to prepare them. The type of grill doesn’t matter and any kind will do.

How long to cook hot dog on grill?

I tend to place the hot dogs directly on the grill. Then I’ll usually cook the hot dogs for about a minute on each of its sides or until it reaches the desired level of char on the skin.

Serve the Hot Dogs

Finally, these hot dogs are done and are ready to serve! Put them in a bun and enjoy with your choice of ketchup, mustard, relish, cheese or anything else you find delicious! Enjoy!

How to cook hot dog in a crock pot?

A second method is to boil the hot dogs! When I boil hot dogs, I’ll start by filling a pot with enough water to fully submerge the hot dogs. I then place the pot on a burner and set it to high, allowing the water to boil.

How long to cook hot dog in a crock pot?

Once the water is boiling, I will then place the hot dogs in the water and turn the heat of the burner down to low. I then let them simmer for a varying amount of time, depending on taste. About three minute for softer hot dogs or up to six minutes for crispier hot dogs.

Serve the Hot Dogs

Finally, these hot dogs are done and are ready to serve! Put them in a bun and enjoy with your choice of ketchup, mustard, relish, cheese or anything else you find delicious! Enjoy!