Weeknight Cooking

Dinner Tonight: Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs + Roasted Fries

April 15, 2013

With a name like Yum Dogs, it's almost impossible not to get excited for dinner -- for kids and adults alike. These bacon-wrapped hot dogs are a big upgrade from the ballpark, with a bean sprout slaw that adds a fresh crunch, as good with the main attraction as it is on its own. A side of super-easy Slap Fries rounds out the classic combo. Just don't plan on leftovers.

The Menu

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Roasted Slap Fries by viblanco

Yum Dogs by vvvanessa

Yum Dogs

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The Grocery List

Serves about 4

6 hot dogs (quality counts)
6 slices bacon
6 hot dog buns
4 scallions
1 pound bean sprouts
1 large carrot
1 jalapeno
1 small red onion
4 medium potatoes
1/2 cup chopped, roasted, salted peanuts
1/2 rough chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder
1/4 teaspoon mustard powder

We're guessing you have salt, black pepper, mayonnaise, vinegar, olive oil, chili powder, oregano, and sugar -- if not, you'll be needing those too!

The Plan

1. Clean and salt the bean sprouts -- they'll need to drain for at least 30 minutes.

2. While you wait for the bean sprouts, slice, season and start roasting the potatoes.

3. Slice and dice the rest of the veggies for the slaw, wrap your hot dogs in bacon, and mix up the Sriracha mayo!

4. Finish mixing the slaw and get your hot dogs in a hot skillet, turning often to crisp the bacon evenly. Transfer to some paper towels to drain slightly while you take out the potatoes.

5. Serve and enjoy!

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  • Phil Freneau
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You can find me delicately poaching eggs for cheddar grits, or elbow deep in a bag of Cheetos and Utz Crab Chips, but most of all, you can find me eating.


Phil F. April 15, 2013
Unless you are one of the few people who prefer non-crispy bacon, I suggest browning the bacon in a skillet first as I have found the cooking time for crispy bacon far exceeds the cooking time of the hot dog. Just look at the bacon in the picture. If that is appealing to you try the author's method, but for crispy/crunchy bacon this will not work.
Lynnie491 April 15, 2013
My mom used to make those for us in the '60s - but she would split them, put sharp cheddar cheese and then wrap them with bacon. She cooked them in the oven.