Monday, July 09, 2012

Hot Dog Stuffed Pretzels

I DVR quite a few Food Network shows. One show that I'm always happy to watch is Big Daddy's House. Aaron McCargo Jr. always shares the best kinds of foods. I was blown away when I saw him do these hot dog stuffed pretzels. My kids love hot dogs and they are always begging for Auntie Anne pretzels at the mall, so I knew that this would be a hit with them. I used half a recipe of my favorite pizza dough and froze the other half. You'd be surprised at how much they really tasted like AA pretzels! My kids devoured these. I made 8 and my 5 year old had 3 and my 4 year old ate 2.

What you need:
  • 1 ball pizza dough {you know I used my favorite}
  • 12 hot dogs or how ever many you have
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter
  • Salt and pepper
Dissolve baking soda in water.
Split dough into equal pieces - one for each hot dog.

Roll one piece into a long, skinny log.

Wrap around a hot dog. Repeat with each piece of dough. Lay onto a greased baking sheet.
Brush with baking soda mixture and then with butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake in at preheated 450* oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

Recipe from Aaron McCargo Jr.

1 comment :

julie said...

These dogs would be a huge hit with my boys! I'll definitely add them our dinner list. :)