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Franks 'n' Dawgs' Tur-Doggin

Franks 'n' Dawgs' Tur-Doggin

The Chicago-style hot dog is arguably the most iconic encased meat associated with a major metropolis. Truly, in a meat-and-potatoes city like Chicago, you’d be hard-pressed to find a dog that wasn’t someone’s favorite. What's more, the Swami of weiners, Doug Sohn, holds court at Hot Doug’s Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, ensuring Chicago’s reputation as center of the hot dog scene.

While there is no competing with Hot Doug’s draw for food lovers (foie gras hot dog, anyone?), there are those in the city attempting to elevate the humble wiener beyond mere Ball Park franks, store-brand buns, and yellow mustard — not that there’s anything wrong with that. Franks ‘n’ Dawgs in Lincoln Park is such a place, but instead of exclusively slinging hot dogs, they also serve serious sausage. The “Haute dawg” menu features artisan sausages made daily in-house, as well as locally sourced fixings. With a motto like “five-star dining on a bun,” you’d expect Franks ‘n’ Dawgs to up the ante, and thankfully, they do. The joint employs students from Chicago culinary schools and also hosts a monthly “Iron Dawg” recipe competition, pitting the recipes of customers and local chefs against each other, with winners scoring a spot on the menu.

Though it’s impossible to settle for just one haute dawg, there is a stand-out: The Tur-Doggin. Whether you are in the “the meat is the sandwich’s symphony” camp or the “bread as a canvas” bandwagon, there’s no disputing this is one heavy-hitting ‘wich. Franks ‘n’ Dawgs doesn’t skimp when it comes to ingredients. As such, all its dawgs start with a bun from Nicole’s Divine Crackers. The New England-style lobster roll is part bun, part brioche, and entirely delicious. Buttered and toasted, the Manna-like bread houses the dense turkey-and-date sausage, equal parts sweet and herbaceous. Any Chicagoan worth their salt knows that the sign of a good dog is the initial, satisfying snap of the meat’s casing; the snap on the Tur-Doggin is the stuff dreams are made of. But why stop there? Topping the sausage is a smattering of crispy duck confit and the housemade herb garlic aioli. Finally, the addition of pickled carrots and pickled onion relish lend an acidic note not unlike that of a Vietnamese banh mi sandwich. Five-star dining on a bun indeed.

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How to Make the Perfect Hot Dog Nathan's Style

Over the past 100 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to cook up the perfect hot dog, and we’d love to share some of our hot dog know-how with you.

Now we know your kitchen probably isn’t equipped with a dual-temperature, industrial flat top grill like the one at our original Coney Island restaurant. But that’s OK! Nathan’s Famous hot dogs can be just as delicious at home. Here’s how to cook the perfect hot dog.

Step 1. Picking Makes Perfect

The first step, of course, is to start with the best: a Nathan’s. Pick your favorite from our lineup, whether it’s Original Skinless Beef Franks, Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, or any of our other delicious Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. They’re all 100% beef, with no artificial flavors and no by-products.

Step 2. Cook It!

From pan frying, to grilling, to oven, to dare we say it, even microwaving, there are countless ways to cook a dog, but which one’s the most delicious?

The good news is that no matter how you cook it, you can enjoy a piping hot, mouthwatering Nathan’s hot dog. Pick your cooking method and we’ll give you our top tips from there.

Pan Frying on the Stove

Love a crispy outside on your frank? Pan frying hot dogs browns them up just right.

  1. Add water to a skillet or frying pan. Cover the surface with half an inch of water.
  2. Turn the heat on medium-high. Heat the pan until the water starts to boil off.
  3. Gently add the hot dogs. You’ll only want to cook a few at a time with this method.
  4. Steam them. Roll the hot dogs frequently to get them browned on all sides.

After you take the hot dogs out of the pan, turn off the heat and place the buns face down in the leftover juices. Let them simmer for about 45 seconds.

On the Grill

Grilling gives your hot dog that smoky, summer flavor you just can’t get any other way. Plus, no pots and pans to clean! Home run.

1. Turn on your grill.You want one side of your grill to be more hot and one more cool. If you have a charcoal grill, stack more coals on one side. If you have a gas grill, adjust the knob settings accordingly.

2. Cook the hot dogs on the cooler side of the grill so that they can heat through without burning on the outside. You’re looking for that perfect brownish-red color.

3. Cook one minute on each side.

4. Move the hot dogs to the hot side of the grill. If your hot dogs haven’t developed that delicious-looking, deep brown color, move them to the hot side of the grill and keep them rolling until they’re looking perfect.

5. Serve. Take your hot dogs off the grill, dress them up your way and dig in!

In the Oven

Oven-roasting hot dogs is a great alternative to grilling because you can brown them like you can on the grill. Craving a juicy, grilled hot dog in winter? The oven is the next best thing!

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put your hot dogs in a pan or tray.You can use a casserole dish, a roasting pan or even a baking tray (as long as it has a rim for catching juices). Line the dish with foil for extra easy cleanup.

3. Cook for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dogs. You’ll know they’re done when you see them begin to brown and curl just a bit. Can’t you just hear the sizzle?

4. Serve. Take your hot dogs out of the oven, top them and enjoy!

In the Microwave

The best thing about microwaving hot dogs is that you can have one ready to go in under a minute.

1. Prep your frank. Wrap it in a paper towel and place it directly in the microwave or put the hot dog on a plate and cover it with a paper towel. The paper towel traps the moisture that escapes from the hot dog as it cooks, keeping it nice and juicy.

Cooking more than one? Lay them side by side on a plate and cover them all with a paper towel. Just make sure to leave a little space in between so they cook evenly.

2. Cook on high. Start at 40 or 50 seconds for one frank. For each additional, add about 20 seconds.

3. Check in. When time is up, check to see if they’re warmed up all the way through. If not, microwave them another 30 seconds and test one again. Repeat until your hot dog is cooked to perfection.

4. Carefully remove your frank. You’re so close! Just be careful as you remove your hot dog. Trapped steam can burn.

5. Serve. Top it and take a bite!

Boiling

Looking for the best way to how to boil a hot dog? Honestly we just don’t recommend it. We didn’t back in 1916 when Nathan Handwerker started it all, and we still don’t today.

When you boil a Nathan’s, all that special flavor rushes out into the water. And let’s be frank: who wants to eat a watered-down hot dog?

Step 3. Top That

Want some ideas for toppings? Go classic with ketchup, mustard (we recommend Spicy Brown) and relish, or up the ante with bold fixings to whip up a BBQ Bacon Hot Dog or a Chili Cheese Hot Dog.

How Do You Cook It?

Tell us, do you have a traditional way to cook your Nathan’s hot dogs that’s different? Tell us on Facebook!


How to Make the Perfect Hot Dog Nathan's Style

Over the past 100 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to cook up the perfect hot dog, and we’d love to share some of our hot dog know-how with you.

Now we know your kitchen probably isn’t equipped with a dual-temperature, industrial flat top grill like the one at our original Coney Island restaurant. But that’s OK! Nathan’s Famous hot dogs can be just as delicious at home. Here’s how to cook the perfect hot dog.

Step 1. Picking Makes Perfect

The first step, of course, is to start with the best: a Nathan’s. Pick your favorite from our lineup, whether it’s Original Skinless Beef Franks, Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, or any of our other delicious Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. They’re all 100% beef, with no artificial flavors and no by-products.

Step 2. Cook It!

From pan frying, to grilling, to oven, to dare we say it, even microwaving, there are countless ways to cook a dog, but which one’s the most delicious?

The good news is that no matter how you cook it, you can enjoy a piping hot, mouthwatering Nathan’s hot dog. Pick your cooking method and we’ll give you our top tips from there.

Pan Frying on the Stove

Love a crispy outside on your frank? Pan frying hot dogs browns them up just right.

  1. Add water to a skillet or frying pan. Cover the surface with half an inch of water.
  2. Turn the heat on medium-high. Heat the pan until the water starts to boil off.
  3. Gently add the hot dogs. You’ll only want to cook a few at a time with this method.
  4. Steam them. Roll the hot dogs frequently to get them browned on all sides.

After you take the hot dogs out of the pan, turn off the heat and place the buns face down in the leftover juices. Let them simmer for about 45 seconds.

On the Grill

Grilling gives your hot dog that smoky, summer flavor you just can’t get any other way. Plus, no pots and pans to clean! Home run.

1. Turn on your grill.You want one side of your grill to be more hot and one more cool. If you have a charcoal grill, stack more coals on one side. If you have a gas grill, adjust the knob settings accordingly.

2. Cook the hot dogs on the cooler side of the grill so that they can heat through without burning on the outside. You’re looking for that perfect brownish-red color.

3. Cook one minute on each side.

4. Move the hot dogs to the hot side of the grill. If your hot dogs haven’t developed that delicious-looking, deep brown color, move them to the hot side of the grill and keep them rolling until they’re looking perfect.

5. Serve. Take your hot dogs off the grill, dress them up your way and dig in!

In the Oven

Oven-roasting hot dogs is a great alternative to grilling because you can brown them like you can on the grill. Craving a juicy, grilled hot dog in winter? The oven is the next best thing!

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put your hot dogs in a pan or tray.You can use a casserole dish, a roasting pan or even a baking tray (as long as it has a rim for catching juices). Line the dish with foil for extra easy cleanup.

3. Cook for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dogs. You’ll know they’re done when you see them begin to brown and curl just a bit. Can’t you just hear the sizzle?

4. Serve. Take your hot dogs out of the oven, top them and enjoy!

In the Microwave

The best thing about microwaving hot dogs is that you can have one ready to go in under a minute.

1. Prep your frank. Wrap it in a paper towel and place it directly in the microwave or put the hot dog on a plate and cover it with a paper towel. The paper towel traps the moisture that escapes from the hot dog as it cooks, keeping it nice and juicy.

Cooking more than one? Lay them side by side on a plate and cover them all with a paper towel. Just make sure to leave a little space in between so they cook evenly.

2. Cook on high. Start at 40 or 50 seconds for one frank. For each additional, add about 20 seconds.

3. Check in. When time is up, check to see if they’re warmed up all the way through. If not, microwave them another 30 seconds and test one again. Repeat until your hot dog is cooked to perfection.

4. Carefully remove your frank. You’re so close! Just be careful as you remove your hot dog. Trapped steam can burn.

5. Serve. Top it and take a bite!

Boiling

Looking for the best way to how to boil a hot dog? Honestly we just don’t recommend it. We didn’t back in 1916 when Nathan Handwerker started it all, and we still don’t today.

When you boil a Nathan’s, all that special flavor rushes out into the water. And let’s be frank: who wants to eat a watered-down hot dog?

Step 3. Top That

Want some ideas for toppings? Go classic with ketchup, mustard (we recommend Spicy Brown) and relish, or up the ante with bold fixings to whip up a BBQ Bacon Hot Dog or a Chili Cheese Hot Dog.

How Do You Cook It?

Tell us, do you have a traditional way to cook your Nathan’s hot dogs that’s different? Tell us on Facebook!


How to Make the Perfect Hot Dog Nathan's Style

Over the past 100 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to cook up the perfect hot dog, and we’d love to share some of our hot dog know-how with you.

Now we know your kitchen probably isn’t equipped with a dual-temperature, industrial flat top grill like the one at our original Coney Island restaurant. But that’s OK! Nathan’s Famous hot dogs can be just as delicious at home. Here’s how to cook the perfect hot dog.

Step 1. Picking Makes Perfect

The first step, of course, is to start with the best: a Nathan’s. Pick your favorite from our lineup, whether it’s Original Skinless Beef Franks, Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, or any of our other delicious Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. They’re all 100% beef, with no artificial flavors and no by-products.

Step 2. Cook It!

From pan frying, to grilling, to oven, to dare we say it, even microwaving, there are countless ways to cook a dog, but which one’s the most delicious?

The good news is that no matter how you cook it, you can enjoy a piping hot, mouthwatering Nathan’s hot dog. Pick your cooking method and we’ll give you our top tips from there.

Pan Frying on the Stove

Love a crispy outside on your frank? Pan frying hot dogs browns them up just right.

  1. Add water to a skillet or frying pan. Cover the surface with half an inch of water.
  2. Turn the heat on medium-high. Heat the pan until the water starts to boil off.
  3. Gently add the hot dogs. You’ll only want to cook a few at a time with this method.
  4. Steam them. Roll the hot dogs frequently to get them browned on all sides.

After you take the hot dogs out of the pan, turn off the heat and place the buns face down in the leftover juices. Let them simmer for about 45 seconds.

On the Grill

Grilling gives your hot dog that smoky, summer flavor you just can’t get any other way. Plus, no pots and pans to clean! Home run.

1. Turn on your grill.You want one side of your grill to be more hot and one more cool. If you have a charcoal grill, stack more coals on one side. If you have a gas grill, adjust the knob settings accordingly.

2. Cook the hot dogs on the cooler side of the grill so that they can heat through without burning on the outside. You’re looking for that perfect brownish-red color.

3. Cook one minute on each side.

4. Move the hot dogs to the hot side of the grill. If your hot dogs haven’t developed that delicious-looking, deep brown color, move them to the hot side of the grill and keep them rolling until they’re looking perfect.

5. Serve. Take your hot dogs off the grill, dress them up your way and dig in!

In the Oven

Oven-roasting hot dogs is a great alternative to grilling because you can brown them like you can on the grill. Craving a juicy, grilled hot dog in winter? The oven is the next best thing!

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put your hot dogs in a pan or tray.You can use a casserole dish, a roasting pan or even a baking tray (as long as it has a rim for catching juices). Line the dish with foil for extra easy cleanup.

3. Cook for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dogs. You’ll know they’re done when you see them begin to brown and curl just a bit. Can’t you just hear the sizzle?

4. Serve. Take your hot dogs out of the oven, top them and enjoy!

In the Microwave

The best thing about microwaving hot dogs is that you can have one ready to go in under a minute.

1. Prep your frank. Wrap it in a paper towel and place it directly in the microwave or put the hot dog on a plate and cover it with a paper towel. The paper towel traps the moisture that escapes from the hot dog as it cooks, keeping it nice and juicy.

Cooking more than one? Lay them side by side on a plate and cover them all with a paper towel. Just make sure to leave a little space in between so they cook evenly.

2. Cook on high. Start at 40 or 50 seconds for one frank. For each additional, add about 20 seconds.

3. Check in. When time is up, check to see if they’re warmed up all the way through. If not, microwave them another 30 seconds and test one again. Repeat until your hot dog is cooked to perfection.

4. Carefully remove your frank. You’re so close! Just be careful as you remove your hot dog. Trapped steam can burn.

5. Serve. Top it and take a bite!

Boiling

Looking for the best way to how to boil a hot dog? Honestly we just don’t recommend it. We didn’t back in 1916 when Nathan Handwerker started it all, and we still don’t today.

When you boil a Nathan’s, all that special flavor rushes out into the water. And let’s be frank: who wants to eat a watered-down hot dog?

Step 3. Top That

Want some ideas for toppings? Go classic with ketchup, mustard (we recommend Spicy Brown) and relish, or up the ante with bold fixings to whip up a BBQ Bacon Hot Dog or a Chili Cheese Hot Dog.

How Do You Cook It?

Tell us, do you have a traditional way to cook your Nathan’s hot dogs that’s different? Tell us on Facebook!


How to Make the Perfect Hot Dog Nathan's Style

Over the past 100 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to cook up the perfect hot dog, and we’d love to share some of our hot dog know-how with you.

Now we know your kitchen probably isn’t equipped with a dual-temperature, industrial flat top grill like the one at our original Coney Island restaurant. But that’s OK! Nathan’s Famous hot dogs can be just as delicious at home. Here’s how to cook the perfect hot dog.

Step 1. Picking Makes Perfect

The first step, of course, is to start with the best: a Nathan’s. Pick your favorite from our lineup, whether it’s Original Skinless Beef Franks, Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, or any of our other delicious Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. They’re all 100% beef, with no artificial flavors and no by-products.

Step 2. Cook It!

From pan frying, to grilling, to oven, to dare we say it, even microwaving, there are countless ways to cook a dog, but which one’s the most delicious?

The good news is that no matter how you cook it, you can enjoy a piping hot, mouthwatering Nathan’s hot dog. Pick your cooking method and we’ll give you our top tips from there.

Pan Frying on the Stove

Love a crispy outside on your frank? Pan frying hot dogs browns them up just right.

  1. Add water to a skillet or frying pan. Cover the surface with half an inch of water.
  2. Turn the heat on medium-high. Heat the pan until the water starts to boil off.
  3. Gently add the hot dogs. You’ll only want to cook a few at a time with this method.
  4. Steam them. Roll the hot dogs frequently to get them browned on all sides.

After you take the hot dogs out of the pan, turn off the heat and place the buns face down in the leftover juices. Let them simmer for about 45 seconds.

On the Grill

Grilling gives your hot dog that smoky, summer flavor you just can’t get any other way. Plus, no pots and pans to clean! Home run.

1. Turn on your grill.You want one side of your grill to be more hot and one more cool. If you have a charcoal grill, stack more coals on one side. If you have a gas grill, adjust the knob settings accordingly.

2. Cook the hot dogs on the cooler side of the grill so that they can heat through without burning on the outside. You’re looking for that perfect brownish-red color.

3. Cook one minute on each side.

4. Move the hot dogs to the hot side of the grill. If your hot dogs haven’t developed that delicious-looking, deep brown color, move them to the hot side of the grill and keep them rolling until they’re looking perfect.

5. Serve. Take your hot dogs off the grill, dress them up your way and dig in!

In the Oven

Oven-roasting hot dogs is a great alternative to grilling because you can brown them like you can on the grill. Craving a juicy, grilled hot dog in winter? The oven is the next best thing!

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put your hot dogs in a pan or tray.You can use a casserole dish, a roasting pan or even a baking tray (as long as it has a rim for catching juices). Line the dish with foil for extra easy cleanup.

3. Cook for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dogs. You’ll know they’re done when you see them begin to brown and curl just a bit. Can’t you just hear the sizzle?

4. Serve. Take your hot dogs out of the oven, top them and enjoy!

In the Microwave

The best thing about microwaving hot dogs is that you can have one ready to go in under a minute.

1. Prep your frank. Wrap it in a paper towel and place it directly in the microwave or put the hot dog on a plate and cover it with a paper towel. The paper towel traps the moisture that escapes from the hot dog as it cooks, keeping it nice and juicy.

Cooking more than one? Lay them side by side on a plate and cover them all with a paper towel. Just make sure to leave a little space in between so they cook evenly.

2. Cook on high. Start at 40 or 50 seconds for one frank. For each additional, add about 20 seconds.

3. Check in. When time is up, check to see if they’re warmed up all the way through. If not, microwave them another 30 seconds and test one again. Repeat until your hot dog is cooked to perfection.

4. Carefully remove your frank. You’re so close! Just be careful as you remove your hot dog. Trapped steam can burn.

5. Serve. Top it and take a bite!

Boiling

Looking for the best way to how to boil a hot dog? Honestly we just don’t recommend it. We didn’t back in 1916 when Nathan Handwerker started it all, and we still don’t today.

When you boil a Nathan’s, all that special flavor rushes out into the water. And let’s be frank: who wants to eat a watered-down hot dog?

Step 3. Top That

Want some ideas for toppings? Go classic with ketchup, mustard (we recommend Spicy Brown) and relish, or up the ante with bold fixings to whip up a BBQ Bacon Hot Dog or a Chili Cheese Hot Dog.

How Do You Cook It?

Tell us, do you have a traditional way to cook your Nathan’s hot dogs that’s different? Tell us on Facebook!


How to Make the Perfect Hot Dog Nathan's Style

Over the past 100 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to cook up the perfect hot dog, and we’d love to share some of our hot dog know-how with you.

Now we know your kitchen probably isn’t equipped with a dual-temperature, industrial flat top grill like the one at our original Coney Island restaurant. But that’s OK! Nathan’s Famous hot dogs can be just as delicious at home. Here’s how to cook the perfect hot dog.

Step 1. Picking Makes Perfect

The first step, of course, is to start with the best: a Nathan’s. Pick your favorite from our lineup, whether it’s Original Skinless Beef Franks, Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, or any of our other delicious Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. They’re all 100% beef, with no artificial flavors and no by-products.

Step 2. Cook It!

From pan frying, to grilling, to oven, to dare we say it, even microwaving, there are countless ways to cook a dog, but which one’s the most delicious?

The good news is that no matter how you cook it, you can enjoy a piping hot, mouthwatering Nathan’s hot dog. Pick your cooking method and we’ll give you our top tips from there.

Pan Frying on the Stove

Love a crispy outside on your frank? Pan frying hot dogs browns them up just right.

  1. Add water to a skillet or frying pan. Cover the surface with half an inch of water.
  2. Turn the heat on medium-high. Heat the pan until the water starts to boil off.
  3. Gently add the hot dogs. You’ll only want to cook a few at a time with this method.
  4. Steam them. Roll the hot dogs frequently to get them browned on all sides.

After you take the hot dogs out of the pan, turn off the heat and place the buns face down in the leftover juices. Let them simmer for about 45 seconds.

On the Grill

Grilling gives your hot dog that smoky, summer flavor you just can’t get any other way. Plus, no pots and pans to clean! Home run.

1. Turn on your grill.You want one side of your grill to be more hot and one more cool. If you have a charcoal grill, stack more coals on one side. If you have a gas grill, adjust the knob settings accordingly.

2. Cook the hot dogs on the cooler side of the grill so that they can heat through without burning on the outside. You’re looking for that perfect brownish-red color.

3. Cook one minute on each side.

4. Move the hot dogs to the hot side of the grill. If your hot dogs haven’t developed that delicious-looking, deep brown color, move them to the hot side of the grill and keep them rolling until they’re looking perfect.

5. Serve. Take your hot dogs off the grill, dress them up your way and dig in!

In the Oven

Oven-roasting hot dogs is a great alternative to grilling because you can brown them like you can on the grill. Craving a juicy, grilled hot dog in winter? The oven is the next best thing!

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put your hot dogs in a pan or tray.You can use a casserole dish, a roasting pan or even a baking tray (as long as it has a rim for catching juices). Line the dish with foil for extra easy cleanup.

3. Cook for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dogs. You’ll know they’re done when you see them begin to brown and curl just a bit. Can’t you just hear the sizzle?

4. Serve. Take your hot dogs out of the oven, top them and enjoy!

In the Microwave

The best thing about microwaving hot dogs is that you can have one ready to go in under a minute.

1. Prep your frank. Wrap it in a paper towel and place it directly in the microwave or put the hot dog on a plate and cover it with a paper towel. The paper towel traps the moisture that escapes from the hot dog as it cooks, keeping it nice and juicy.

Cooking more than one? Lay them side by side on a plate and cover them all with a paper towel. Just make sure to leave a little space in between so they cook evenly.

2. Cook on high. Start at 40 or 50 seconds for one frank. For each additional, add about 20 seconds.

3. Check in. When time is up, check to see if they’re warmed up all the way through. If not, microwave them another 30 seconds and test one again. Repeat until your hot dog is cooked to perfection.

4. Carefully remove your frank. You’re so close! Just be careful as you remove your hot dog. Trapped steam can burn.

5. Serve. Top it and take a bite!

Boiling

Looking for the best way to how to boil a hot dog? Honestly we just don’t recommend it. We didn’t back in 1916 when Nathan Handwerker started it all, and we still don’t today.

When you boil a Nathan’s, all that special flavor rushes out into the water. And let’s be frank: who wants to eat a watered-down hot dog?

Step 3. Top That

Want some ideas for toppings? Go classic with ketchup, mustard (we recommend Spicy Brown) and relish, or up the ante with bold fixings to whip up a BBQ Bacon Hot Dog or a Chili Cheese Hot Dog.

How Do You Cook It?

Tell us, do you have a traditional way to cook your Nathan’s hot dogs that’s different? Tell us on Facebook!


How to Make the Perfect Hot Dog Nathan's Style

Over the past 100 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to cook up the perfect hot dog, and we’d love to share some of our hot dog know-how with you.

Now we know your kitchen probably isn’t equipped with a dual-temperature, industrial flat top grill like the one at our original Coney Island restaurant. But that’s OK! Nathan’s Famous hot dogs can be just as delicious at home. Here’s how to cook the perfect hot dog.

Step 1. Picking Makes Perfect

The first step, of course, is to start with the best: a Nathan’s. Pick your favorite from our lineup, whether it’s Original Skinless Beef Franks, Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, or any of our other delicious Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. They’re all 100% beef, with no artificial flavors and no by-products.

Step 2. Cook It!

From pan frying, to grilling, to oven, to dare we say it, even microwaving, there are countless ways to cook a dog, but which one’s the most delicious?

The good news is that no matter how you cook it, you can enjoy a piping hot, mouthwatering Nathan’s hot dog. Pick your cooking method and we’ll give you our top tips from there.

Pan Frying on the Stove

Love a crispy outside on your frank? Pan frying hot dogs browns them up just right.

  1. Add water to a skillet or frying pan. Cover the surface with half an inch of water.
  2. Turn the heat on medium-high. Heat the pan until the water starts to boil off.
  3. Gently add the hot dogs. You’ll only want to cook a few at a time with this method.
  4. Steam them. Roll the hot dogs frequently to get them browned on all sides.

After you take the hot dogs out of the pan, turn off the heat and place the buns face down in the leftover juices. Let them simmer for about 45 seconds.

On the Grill

Grilling gives your hot dog that smoky, summer flavor you just can’t get any other way. Plus, no pots and pans to clean! Home run.

1. Turn on your grill.You want one side of your grill to be more hot and one more cool. If you have a charcoal grill, stack more coals on one side. If you have a gas grill, adjust the knob settings accordingly.

2. Cook the hot dogs on the cooler side of the grill so that they can heat through without burning on the outside. You’re looking for that perfect brownish-red color.

3. Cook one minute on each side.

4. Move the hot dogs to the hot side of the grill. If your hot dogs haven’t developed that delicious-looking, deep brown color, move them to the hot side of the grill and keep them rolling until they’re looking perfect.

5. Serve. Take your hot dogs off the grill, dress them up your way and dig in!

In the Oven

Oven-roasting hot dogs is a great alternative to grilling because you can brown them like you can on the grill. Craving a juicy, grilled hot dog in winter? The oven is the next best thing!

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put your hot dogs in a pan or tray.You can use a casserole dish, a roasting pan or even a baking tray (as long as it has a rim for catching juices). Line the dish with foil for extra easy cleanup.

3. Cook for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dogs. You’ll know they’re done when you see them begin to brown and curl just a bit. Can’t you just hear the sizzle?

4. Serve. Take your hot dogs out of the oven, top them and enjoy!

In the Microwave

The best thing about microwaving hot dogs is that you can have one ready to go in under a minute.

1. Prep your frank. Wrap it in a paper towel and place it directly in the microwave or put the hot dog on a plate and cover it with a paper towel. The paper towel traps the moisture that escapes from the hot dog as it cooks, keeping it nice and juicy.

Cooking more than one? Lay them side by side on a plate and cover them all with a paper towel. Just make sure to leave a little space in between so they cook evenly.

2. Cook on high. Start at 40 or 50 seconds for one frank. For each additional, add about 20 seconds.

3. Check in. When time is up, check to see if they’re warmed up all the way through. If not, microwave them another 30 seconds and test one again. Repeat until your hot dog is cooked to perfection.

4. Carefully remove your frank. You’re so close! Just be careful as you remove your hot dog. Trapped steam can burn.

5. Serve. Top it and take a bite!

Boiling

Looking for the best way to how to boil a hot dog? Honestly we just don’t recommend it. We didn’t back in 1916 when Nathan Handwerker started it all, and we still don’t today.

When you boil a Nathan’s, all that special flavor rushes out into the water. And let’s be frank: who wants to eat a watered-down hot dog?

Step 3. Top That

Want some ideas for toppings? Go classic with ketchup, mustard (we recommend Spicy Brown) and relish, or up the ante with bold fixings to whip up a BBQ Bacon Hot Dog or a Chili Cheese Hot Dog.

How Do You Cook It?

Tell us, do you have a traditional way to cook your Nathan’s hot dogs that’s different? Tell us on Facebook!


How to Make the Perfect Hot Dog Nathan's Style

Over the past 100 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to cook up the perfect hot dog, and we’d love to share some of our hot dog know-how with you.

Now we know your kitchen probably isn’t equipped with a dual-temperature, industrial flat top grill like the one at our original Coney Island restaurant. But that’s OK! Nathan’s Famous hot dogs can be just as delicious at home. Here’s how to cook the perfect hot dog.

Step 1. Picking Makes Perfect

The first step, of course, is to start with the best: a Nathan’s. Pick your favorite from our lineup, whether it’s Original Skinless Beef Franks, Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, or any of our other delicious Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. They’re all 100% beef, with no artificial flavors and no by-products.

Step 2. Cook It!

From pan frying, to grilling, to oven, to dare we say it, even microwaving, there are countless ways to cook a dog, but which one’s the most delicious?

The good news is that no matter how you cook it, you can enjoy a piping hot, mouthwatering Nathan’s hot dog. Pick your cooking method and we’ll give you our top tips from there.

Pan Frying on the Stove

Love a crispy outside on your frank? Pan frying hot dogs browns them up just right.

  1. Add water to a skillet or frying pan. Cover the surface with half an inch of water.
  2. Turn the heat on medium-high. Heat the pan until the water starts to boil off.
  3. Gently add the hot dogs. You’ll only want to cook a few at a time with this method.
  4. Steam them. Roll the hot dogs frequently to get them browned on all sides.

After you take the hot dogs out of the pan, turn off the heat and place the buns face down in the leftover juices. Let them simmer for about 45 seconds.

On the Grill

Grilling gives your hot dog that smoky, summer flavor you just can’t get any other way. Plus, no pots and pans to clean! Home run.

1. Turn on your grill.You want one side of your grill to be more hot and one more cool. If you have a charcoal grill, stack more coals on one side. If you have a gas grill, adjust the knob settings accordingly.

2. Cook the hot dogs on the cooler side of the grill so that they can heat through without burning on the outside. You’re looking for that perfect brownish-red color.

3. Cook one minute on each side.

4. Move the hot dogs to the hot side of the grill. If your hot dogs haven’t developed that delicious-looking, deep brown color, move them to the hot side of the grill and keep them rolling until they’re looking perfect.

5. Serve. Take your hot dogs off the grill, dress them up your way and dig in!

In the Oven

Oven-roasting hot dogs is a great alternative to grilling because you can brown them like you can on the grill. Craving a juicy, grilled hot dog in winter? The oven is the next best thing!

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put your hot dogs in a pan or tray.You can use a casserole dish, a roasting pan or even a baking tray (as long as it has a rim for catching juices). Line the dish with foil for extra easy cleanup.

3. Cook for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dogs. You’ll know they’re done when you see them begin to brown and curl just a bit. Can’t you just hear the sizzle?

4. Serve. Take your hot dogs out of the oven, top them and enjoy!

In the Microwave

The best thing about microwaving hot dogs is that you can have one ready to go in under a minute.

1. Prep your frank. Wrap it in a paper towel and place it directly in the microwave or put the hot dog on a plate and cover it with a paper towel. The paper towel traps the moisture that escapes from the hot dog as it cooks, keeping it nice and juicy.

Cooking more than one? Lay them side by side on a plate and cover them all with a paper towel. Just make sure to leave a little space in between so they cook evenly.

2. Cook on high. Start at 40 or 50 seconds for one frank. For each additional, add about 20 seconds.

3. Check in. When time is up, check to see if they’re warmed up all the way through. If not, microwave them another 30 seconds and test one again. Repeat until your hot dog is cooked to perfection.

4. Carefully remove your frank. You’re so close! Just be careful as you remove your hot dog. Trapped steam can burn.

5. Serve. Top it and take a bite!

Boiling

Looking for the best way to how to boil a hot dog? Honestly we just don’t recommend it. We didn’t back in 1916 when Nathan Handwerker started it all, and we still don’t today.

When you boil a Nathan’s, all that special flavor rushes out into the water. And let’s be frank: who wants to eat a watered-down hot dog?

Step 3. Top That

Want some ideas for toppings? Go classic with ketchup, mustard (we recommend Spicy Brown) and relish, or up the ante with bold fixings to whip up a BBQ Bacon Hot Dog or a Chili Cheese Hot Dog.

How Do You Cook It?

Tell us, do you have a traditional way to cook your Nathan’s hot dogs that’s different? Tell us on Facebook!


How to Make the Perfect Hot Dog Nathan's Style

Over the past 100 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to cook up the perfect hot dog, and we’d love to share some of our hot dog know-how with you.

Now we know your kitchen probably isn’t equipped with a dual-temperature, industrial flat top grill like the one at our original Coney Island restaurant. But that’s OK! Nathan’s Famous hot dogs can be just as delicious at home. Here’s how to cook the perfect hot dog.

Step 1. Picking Makes Perfect

The first step, of course, is to start with the best: a Nathan’s. Pick your favorite from our lineup, whether it’s Original Skinless Beef Franks, Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, or any of our other delicious Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. They’re all 100% beef, with no artificial flavors and no by-products.

Step 2. Cook It!

From pan frying, to grilling, to oven, to dare we say it, even microwaving, there are countless ways to cook a dog, but which one’s the most delicious?

The good news is that no matter how you cook it, you can enjoy a piping hot, mouthwatering Nathan’s hot dog. Pick your cooking method and we’ll give you our top tips from there.

Pan Frying on the Stove

Love a crispy outside on your frank? Pan frying hot dogs browns them up just right.

  1. Add water to a skillet or frying pan. Cover the surface with half an inch of water.
  2. Turn the heat on medium-high. Heat the pan until the water starts to boil off.
  3. Gently add the hot dogs. You’ll only want to cook a few at a time with this method.
  4. Steam them. Roll the hot dogs frequently to get them browned on all sides.

After you take the hot dogs out of the pan, turn off the heat and place the buns face down in the leftover juices. Let them simmer for about 45 seconds.

On the Grill

Grilling gives your hot dog that smoky, summer flavor you just can’t get any other way. Plus, no pots and pans to clean! Home run.

1. Turn on your grill.You want one side of your grill to be more hot and one more cool. If you have a charcoal grill, stack more coals on one side. If you have a gas grill, adjust the knob settings accordingly.

2. Cook the hot dogs on the cooler side of the grill so that they can heat through without burning on the outside. You’re looking for that perfect brownish-red color.

3. Cook one minute on each side.

4. Move the hot dogs to the hot side of the grill. If your hot dogs haven’t developed that delicious-looking, deep brown color, move them to the hot side of the grill and keep them rolling until they’re looking perfect.

5. Serve. Take your hot dogs off the grill, dress them up your way and dig in!

In the Oven

Oven-roasting hot dogs is a great alternative to grilling because you can brown them like you can on the grill. Craving a juicy, grilled hot dog in winter? The oven is the next best thing!

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put your hot dogs in a pan or tray.You can use a casserole dish, a roasting pan or even a baking tray (as long as it has a rim for catching juices). Line the dish with foil for extra easy cleanup.

3. Cook for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dogs. You’ll know they’re done when you see them begin to brown and curl just a bit. Can’t you just hear the sizzle?

4. Serve. Take your hot dogs out of the oven, top them and enjoy!

In the Microwave

The best thing about microwaving hot dogs is that you can have one ready to go in under a minute.

1. Prep your frank. Wrap it in a paper towel and place it directly in the microwave or put the hot dog on a plate and cover it with a paper towel. The paper towel traps the moisture that escapes from the hot dog as it cooks, keeping it nice and juicy.

Cooking more than one? Lay them side by side on a plate and cover them all with a paper towel. Just make sure to leave a little space in between so they cook evenly.

2. Cook on high. Start at 40 or 50 seconds for one frank. For each additional, add about 20 seconds.

3. Check in. When time is up, check to see if they’re warmed up all the way through. If not, microwave them another 30 seconds and test one again. Repeat until your hot dog is cooked to perfection.

4. Carefully remove your frank. You’re so close! Just be careful as you remove your hot dog. Trapped steam can burn.

5. Serve. Top it and take a bite!

Boiling

Looking for the best way to how to boil a hot dog? Honestly we just don’t recommend it. We didn’t back in 1916 when Nathan Handwerker started it all, and we still don’t today.

When you boil a Nathan’s, all that special flavor rushes out into the water. And let’s be frank: who wants to eat a watered-down hot dog?

Step 3. Top That

Want some ideas for toppings? Go classic with ketchup, mustard (we recommend Spicy Brown) and relish, or up the ante with bold fixings to whip up a BBQ Bacon Hot Dog or a Chili Cheese Hot Dog.

How Do You Cook It?

Tell us, do you have a traditional way to cook your Nathan’s hot dogs that’s different? Tell us on Facebook!


How to Make the Perfect Hot Dog Nathan's Style

Over the past 100 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to cook up the perfect hot dog, and we’d love to share some of our hot dog know-how with you.

Now we know your kitchen probably isn’t equipped with a dual-temperature, industrial flat top grill like the one at our original Coney Island restaurant. But that’s OK! Nathan’s Famous hot dogs can be just as delicious at home. Here’s how to cook the perfect hot dog.

Step 1. Picking Makes Perfect

The first step, of course, is to start with the best: a Nathan’s. Pick your favorite from our lineup, whether it’s Original Skinless Beef Franks, Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, or any of our other delicious Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. They’re all 100% beef, with no artificial flavors and no by-products.

Step 2. Cook It!

From pan frying, to grilling, to oven, to dare we say it, even microwaving, there are countless ways to cook a dog, but which one’s the most delicious?

The good news is that no matter how you cook it, you can enjoy a piping hot, mouthwatering Nathan’s hot dog. Pick your cooking method and we’ll give you our top tips from there.

Pan Frying on the Stove

Love a crispy outside on your frank? Pan frying hot dogs browns them up just right.

  1. Add water to a skillet or frying pan. Cover the surface with half an inch of water.
  2. Turn the heat on medium-high. Heat the pan until the water starts to boil off.
  3. Gently add the hot dogs. You’ll only want to cook a few at a time with this method.
  4. Steam them. Roll the hot dogs frequently to get them browned on all sides.

After you take the hot dogs out of the pan, turn off the heat and place the buns face down in the leftover juices. Let them simmer for about 45 seconds.

On the Grill

Grilling gives your hot dog that smoky, summer flavor you just can’t get any other way. Plus, no pots and pans to clean! Home run.

1. Turn on your grill.You want one side of your grill to be more hot and one more cool. If you have a charcoal grill, stack more coals on one side. If you have a gas grill, adjust the knob settings accordingly.

2. Cook the hot dogs on the cooler side of the grill so that they can heat through without burning on the outside. You’re looking for that perfect brownish-red color.

3. Cook one minute on each side.

4. Move the hot dogs to the hot side of the grill. If your hot dogs haven’t developed that delicious-looking, deep brown color, move them to the hot side of the grill and keep them rolling until they’re looking perfect.

5. Serve. Take your hot dogs off the grill, dress them up your way and dig in!

In the Oven

Oven-roasting hot dogs is a great alternative to grilling because you can brown them like you can on the grill. Craving a juicy, grilled hot dog in winter? The oven is the next best thing!

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put your hot dogs in a pan or tray.You can use a casserole dish, a roasting pan or even a baking tray (as long as it has a rim for catching juices). Line the dish with foil for extra easy cleanup.

3. Cook for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dogs. You’ll know they’re done when you see them begin to brown and curl just a bit. Can’t you just hear the sizzle?

4. Serve. Take your hot dogs out of the oven, top them and enjoy!

In the Microwave

The best thing about microwaving hot dogs is that you can have one ready to go in under a minute.

1. Prep your frank. Wrap it in a paper towel and place it directly in the microwave or put the hot dog on a plate and cover it with a paper towel. The paper towel traps the moisture that escapes from the hot dog as it cooks, keeping it nice and juicy.

Cooking more than one? Lay them side by side on a plate and cover them all with a paper towel. Just make sure to leave a little space in between so they cook evenly.

2. Cook on high. Start at 40 or 50 seconds for one frank. For each additional, add about 20 seconds.

3. Check in. When time is up, check to see if they’re warmed up all the way through. If not, microwave them another 30 seconds and test one again. Repeat until your hot dog is cooked to perfection.

4. Carefully remove your frank. You’re so close! Just be careful as you remove your hot dog. Trapped steam can burn.

5. Serve. Top it and take a bite!

Boiling

Looking for the best way to how to boil a hot dog? Honestly we just don’t recommend it. We didn’t back in 1916 when Nathan Handwerker started it all, and we still don’t today.

When you boil a Nathan’s, all that special flavor rushes out into the water. And let’s be frank: who wants to eat a watered-down hot dog?

Step 3. Top That

Want some ideas for toppings? Go classic with ketchup, mustard (we recommend Spicy Brown) and relish, or up the ante with bold fixings to whip up a BBQ Bacon Hot Dog or a Chili Cheese Hot Dog.

How Do You Cook It?

Tell us, do you have a traditional way to cook your Nathan’s hot dogs that’s different? Tell us on Facebook!


How to Make the Perfect Hot Dog Nathan's Style

Over the past 100 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to cook up the perfect hot dog, and we’d love to share some of our hot dog know-how with you.

Now we know your kitchen probably isn’t equipped with a dual-temperature, industrial flat top grill like the one at our original Coney Island restaurant. But that’s OK! Nathan’s Famous hot dogs can be just as delicious at home. Here’s how to cook the perfect hot dog.

Step 1. Picking Makes Perfect

The first step, of course, is to start with the best: a Nathan’s. Pick your favorite from our lineup, whether it’s Original Skinless Beef Franks, Bun-Length Skinless Beef Franks, or any of our other delicious Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. They’re all 100% beef, with no artificial flavors and no by-products.

Step 2. Cook It!

From pan frying, to grilling, to oven, to dare we say it, even microwaving, there are countless ways to cook a dog, but which one’s the most delicious?

The good news is that no matter how you cook it, you can enjoy a piping hot, mouthwatering Nathan’s hot dog. Pick your cooking method and we’ll give you our top tips from there.

Pan Frying on the Stove

Love a crispy outside on your frank? Pan frying hot dogs browns them up just right.

  1. Add water to a skillet or frying pan. Cover the surface with half an inch of water.
  2. Turn the heat on medium-high. Heat the pan until the water starts to boil off.
  3. Gently add the hot dogs. You’ll only want to cook a few at a time with this method.
  4. Steam them. Roll the hot dogs frequently to get them browned on all sides.

After you take the hot dogs out of the pan, turn off the heat and place the buns face down in the leftover juices. Let them simmer for about 45 seconds.

On the Grill

Grilling gives your hot dog that smoky, summer flavor you just can’t get any other way. Plus, no pots and pans to clean! Home run.

1. Turn on your grill.You want one side of your grill to be more hot and one more cool. If you have a charcoal grill, stack more coals on one side. If you have a gas grill, adjust the knob settings accordingly.

2. Cook the hot dogs on the cooler side of the grill so that they can heat through without burning on the outside. You’re looking for that perfect brownish-red color.

3. Cook one minute on each side.

4. Move the hot dogs to the hot side of the grill. If your hot dogs haven’t developed that delicious-looking, deep brown color, move them to the hot side of the grill and keep them rolling until they’re looking perfect.

5. Serve. Take your hot dogs off the grill, dress them up your way and dig in!

In the Oven

Oven-roasting hot dogs is a great alternative to grilling because you can brown them like you can on the grill. Craving a juicy, grilled hot dog in winter? The oven is the next best thing!

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put your hot dogs in a pan or tray.You can use a casserole dish, a roasting pan or even a baking tray (as long as it has a rim for catching juices). Line the dish with foil for extra easy cleanup.

3. Cook for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on your dogs. You’ll know they’re done when you see them begin to brown and curl just a bit. Can’t you just hear the sizzle?

4. Serve. Take your hot dogs out of the oven, top them and enjoy!

In the Microwave

The best thing about microwaving hot dogs is that you can have one ready to go in under a minute.

1. Prep your frank. Wrap it in a paper towel and place it directly in the microwave or put the hot dog on a plate and cover it with a paper towel. The paper towel traps the moisture that escapes from the hot dog as it cooks, keeping it nice and juicy.

Cooking more than one? Lay them side by side on a plate and cover them all with a paper towel. Just make sure to leave a little space in between so they cook evenly.

2. Cook on high. Start at 40 or 50 seconds for one frank. For each additional, add about 20 seconds.

3. Check in. When time is up, check to see if they’re warmed up all the way through. If not, microwave them another 30 seconds and test one again. Repeat until your hot dog is cooked to perfection.

4. Carefully remove your frank. You’re so close! Just be careful as you remove your hot dog. Trapped steam can burn.

5. Serve. Top it and take a bite!

Boiling

Looking for the best way to how to boil a hot dog? Honestly we just don’t recommend it. We didn’t back in 1916 when Nathan Handwerker started it all, and we still don’t today.

When you boil a Nathan’s, all that special flavor rushes out into the water. And let’s be frank: who wants to eat a watered-down hot dog?

Step 3. Top That

Want some ideas for toppings? Go classic with ketchup, mustard (we recommend Spicy Brown) and relish, or up the ante with bold fixings to whip up a BBQ Bacon Hot Dog or a Chili Cheese Hot Dog.

How Do You Cook It?

Tell us, do you have a traditional way to cook your Nathan’s hot dogs that’s different? Tell us on Facebook!


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