Tuesday, February 21, 2012
mini pretzel dogs
I went through most of my childhood and adolescence sort of despising hot dogs. I mean, what kind of kid was I?
My Freshman or Sophomore year of college I was introduced to a Costco dog. There was some hesitation. Some looks of "I'm terribly sorry, but there is just no way this is happening." And some whiny "do I really have to eat this?" comments.
One bite in, I was hooked.
I had been missing out on such a fantastic American tradition. There was some lost time to make up for.
I came across this recipe on one my favorite food blogger's sites - Joy the Baker. It's simple and satisfying. I made up a giant batch and defrosted them for easy lunches on the go. You could also make them extra tiny and serve them at your next cocktail party.
We added a bit of parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper on top of our boiled pretzel dogs, right before they hit the oven.
We tried getting fancy with the sauces but found that there's truly no better combination that hot dogs, ketchup, and mustard.