When I love a hot dog, that is saying something! They've never been my favorite food, but there are a few ways that I actually do LOVE them, and this is one. Think of a delicious Rueben sandwich turned into a hot dog..... a grilled good quality hot dog on a toasted bun with melted Swiss cheese, topped with sauerkraut and tangy Thousand Island dressing. It's more of a sure fire method I'm sharing with you rather than just a recipe, because it's so simple. My kids love them too!
1 package of your favorite franks (our favorite is Hebrew National Beef Franks)
1 package gluten free hot dog buns (we love Udi's)
1 can shredded sauerkraut, drained
1 block of Swiss cheese or presliced Swiss
Thousand Island dressing
Prepare your franks by slicing just barely into the skin diagonally, then turn and slice diagonally across, all the way around the frank. Drain the sauerkraut, slice the Swiss cheese. Prepare the buns by buttering both sides. Grill the franks over medium heat, turning frequently, until done. Place the buns, face side down, on the grill and toast. Once toasted and the franks are done, place two slices of cheese on the top buns and leave in the grill with the lid closed to melt the cheese. Assemble the hot dogs. Top with sauerkraut and dressing.
Gather your ingredients. You will need a good quality hot dog (we love Hebrew National), some gluten free buns (Udi's is our favorite), sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing.
Prepare the franks by using a sharp knife to make shallow diagonal slices across each side. Rotate and do again to make "X" shaped cuts all along each side.
This gives them not only a neat patterned look, but some edges to get extra BBQed.
Drain the sauerkraut.
Slice the Swiss cheese if you bought a block. Butter the inside of the buns.
Over medium heat, grill the hot dogs, turning to all sides, until done.
Lay the buns over the grill face-side down to toast.
Once the dogs are done and you have some good toasty grill lines on your buns......
It's time to add the cheese slices. Turn the heat to low and close the lid to allow the cheese to melt.
Assemble the dogs by putting the franks inside the cheesy, toasty buns.
Top with some sauerkraut and drizzle with Thousand Island dressing.
It is really one of the most delicious hot dogs I've ever had! You are going to be amazed how just a few simple steps turn ordinary hot dogs into extraordinary!
Recipe Source: Shanna's recipe box