The best-ever way to slice a hot dog!

Jul 4, 2012

"How could I  not have known about this?"  My Food for Thought pard Nancy Leson echoed the very words I had thought when I discovered the Spiral Cut hot-dog.   It's not only cool,  it's so easy to do. 

Here, courtesy of Chow.com is an easy-to-follow video on how to spiral-cut a hot dog.

If you're just back from watching the video please know that Food for Thought does not now, nor has it ever promoted the use of ketchup on hot-dogs.  Please condiment responsibly.  Now back to the show.

Why Spiral Cut a hot dog?

1. Spiral cutting yields extra  surface to be exposed to the kiss of the coals.  More  caramelization = more flavor. 

2. Spiral cuts  mean more little crevices for that Kryptonite-green relish to nestle in. 

3. The springy nature of a Spiral-Cut dog allows you to stretch it to fit the bun.  No more dog-less bun-bites.

"A hot dog at the ball park is better than a steak at the Ritz."

– Humphrey Bogart