i saw a video, specifically this video from chow.com, the other day on the internet about spiral cutting a hot dog before cooking it.
i thought i would have to try that technique the next time i cooked up dogs. for anyone that knows me, i love hot dogs. i realize that they aren't the pinnacle of culinary creation. but, they are handy, and offer a lot of variety in preparation technique and condiments afterward. i like to try different combos to really make hot dogs interesting.
this spiral cut technique works well. i didn't use a skewer so the cuts weren't as deep as in the video, but it still worked. and, like they mention in the video it does allow for more crispy deliciousness. i'm sold, i think this may be the way for me in the future.
this also made me miss tower dogs and their options on dogs.
finally, i recommend checking out chew's youtube channel. lots of good ideas there.
UPDATE: i didn't realize heather mclane of the beehive blogged this yesterday. granted, we wrote different stuff, but just wanted to point it out in case people were thinking i was biting another local site w/o credit.