Spiralized Firecracker Hot Dogs

October  4, 2022
3 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland
  • Makes 6 hot dogs
What You'll Need
  • 6 hot dogs
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce, divided (I prefer Frank's)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 6 hot dog buns
  • Crumbled blue cheese, for topping
  • Finely chopped celery and celery leaves, for topping
  • Finely chopped red onion, for topping
  • Finely chopped or shredded carrot, for topping
  1. To spiralize the dogs, place the skewer through the center on the dog so it’s on a stick, like a corn dog. Place the stick part in your hand and angle the hot dog down so that the tip of the dog is touching the counter top. With your other hand, grab a paring knife and place it at the tip of the dog holding it at a 90 degree angle. While twirling the hot dog with your other hand, cut up the side of the dog to make a spiral cut running up the sides of the dog. Remove the dog from the skewer and repeat with the rest of the dogs.
  2. To make the firecracker sauce, mix 1/4 cup of the hot sauce with mayonnaise, sour cream and celery seed. Set aside.
  3. Heat a grill to a high heat. Once the grill is hot, place the dogs on the grill and grill for a couple minutes turning them occasionally until they begin to char. For the last few minutes of grilling baste the hot dogs with the remaining 1/4 cup of the hot sauce. Remove from grill and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. To build a firecracker dog, place one hot dog into a bun and top with blue cheese, celery, celery leaves, onion, carrot and slather of the hot dog sauce.

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2 Reviews

vaughan June 24, 2018
Go Barbara, just what I was going to say. A picture is worth a thousand ruined hot dogs!
Barbara June 23, 2018
If ever a recipe called for more pics or a video, this one does. I suspect I’m gonna kill a lot of hot dogs before I master this!