This summer is all about hot dogs, but if you can’t make it outside to grill them or just have a midnight hankering for a bite, you can still enjoy them inside with a few simple steps. Boiling hot dogs is an easy way to prep hot dogs inside — and they’re ready in just minutes.
- 4 hot dogs, such as all-beef or turkey hot dogs
- 4 hot dog buns
- Toppings, such as ketchup, mustard, and relish
First, fill a medium-sized saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Once it’s boiling, add in as many dogs as you wish to eat. Let the hot dogs boil for about 5 minutes until plump. Depending on the brand of the hot dog and the kind of casing, shorter cook times result in a softer dog while longer cooking times offer a hot dog with more snap.
While your hot dogs are boiling, heat your buns by toasting them with some butter in a skillet or in the oven. Use tongs to remove the hot dogs from the water and place on a paper towel-lined plate to dry them off. Place the dried dogs in the buns and add your favorite toppings.