These Hot Dogs On A Stick are reminiscent of the kind of fun-to-eat street food you might find at a carnival or a fair. They’re one of those quick meals that are fun to make and eat. Use a quality hot dog of your choice I’m a bit partial to Nathan’s for these, then wrap in frozen bread dough. Using thawed frozen dinner rolls gives them the flavor of being wrapped in pretzel dough. It’s simple kid friendly food and they can help, too. It never ceases to amaze me whose first to grab one of these to eat. Serve with a variety of seasoned ketchup and prepared flavors of mustard and let the kids go to town dipping into their favorites. I’m willing to bet, it’s the big kids that’ll go first.
Ingredients you’ll need:
12 frozen dinner rolls, thawed but still cold [i.e. Rhodes]
6 bun length hot dogs, cut in half
3 slices thick cut cheddar cheese, cut in half [6 slices if wrapping all of the hot dogs]
12 wooden skewers
1 large egg, beaten
2 tsp sesame seeds
ketchup and mustard for dipping
Preheat the oven to 375°F and line 2 baking sheets with foil or parchment. If using foil, spritz with cooking spray. Set aside. On a non-stick surface, roll each dinner roll into a 10 inch rope. Pat dry the hot dogs with a paper towel. Wrap 6 of the hot dogs with cheese first and then dough. To do this, cut 3 slices of cheese in half and wrap 1 piece around the hot dog first, then spiral wrap with dough. For the remaining 6 hot dogs wrap only with dough. [Tip: If you prefer cheese on all of the hot dogs, you’ll need 6 slices total cut in half.] Begin at the bottom end of the hot dog and spiral wrap working to the top. Insert the skewer.
Place onto the prepared cookie sheet. Brush the top and sides of each with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Serve with ketchup and mustard for dipping. Yield: 12 hot dogs on a stick
To thaw the rolls: Place frozen rolls on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Thaw in the fridge overnight.