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Gourmet Dogs and Brats

schmeetexschmeetex Posts: 69
edited 5:41AM in EggHead Forum
Thanks to what Anne posted last night, I tried her little trick to improve the look of hot dogs and brats on the BGE. Very simple to add diagonal cuts to the top of the dog/brat...but gives it a look that you can use to impress your friends and family!


When grilling dogs using this method, it is very important to maintain a cooking temperature between 500 and 525 degrees. Start with the cut side of the dogs down first for 90 to 100 seconds. Rotate one quarter turn and cook for 30 to 35 seconds, rotate and repeat, rotate and repeat until you reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees, then let the dogs rest for 2 minutes before serving.


Okay, just kidding on the cooking method. Dogs & brats are obviously meant to be cooked by sight only and served hot off the grill. Although you can tell I took great care in choosing the perfect side items on this gourmet two course meal.


Thanks for the idea, Anne. What a fun way to add some flair to the ultimate simple cook.



  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    I'll take the one with the cheeto's. :)
  • damn it Bacchus!
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Funny! Looks fabulous!!
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  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    Looks good but a lot of work, does it make them taste better or is it an appearance thing?
  • schmeetexschmeetex Posts: 69
    Strictly an appearance thing...although I've found the better food looks...the better it tastes. Actually, making the cuts takes about 10 to 20 seconds per hot dog. I made six diagonal cuts (not very deep) on the top side...turned the dog and made six more cuts the other way matching up the ends of each cut (hope that makes sense).

    Here was Anne's post with some pictures of the actual cuts.

    It's just a fun way to give a little more visual appeal to a simple hot dog or brat.

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