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How To Grill Perfect Hot Dogs Every Time

Gourmandize logo Gourmandize 6/19/2018

Nobody likes a burnt frankfurter! With this genius grilling hack, you'll have perfectly cooked hot dogs at all of your summer barbecues.

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There's no better way to ring in the start of summer than with a tender, juicy hot dog. But if you don't pay close enough attention, the sausages can turn out charred in some parts and under-cooked in others. But don't despair! We've found the ultimate foolproof way to cook flawless franks every time.

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According to this Reddit thread, all you have to do is pre-slice the hot dogs before throwing them on the grill. Make small cuts almost all the way around the circumference, spacing them close together. This makes sure the sausages are cooked both evenly and thoroughly — because who likes a hot dog that's still cold in the center?

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Now, all that's left to do is dig in! Serve them in buns and top 'em off with ketchup, mustard, and your favorite kind of relish. Hungry for more? Here's where you can find the best hot dog in every state.


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