Okay my latest culinary obsession is bacon wrapped hot dogs....
I just made my third version today and its so far the best.
Wrap the bacon over the hot dog, toothpicked the ends to hold it tight, then I massaged the ****ers with this Applewood rub that I found. Holy ****, that made a difference, works perfectly with the bacon and the hot dog. I found this hickory maple rub that looks intriguing as well. Then I threw them on the grill until it started to get crispy and just enough char around the egdes and grill spots. I topped two in my standard fashion with a little Tapatio and some shredded extra sharp cheddar. The third one I topped with some baked beans (al la chili dogs).
The first few times I made these I fried them....certainly good but the grill method works much better IMO. I'm thinking the only way to improve it would be to put them in a smoker.
Anyone else make these, and if so what methods and such do you have different from mine? I wanna try different things and perfect these, as I'm already too far gone to ever eat a hot dog the regular way ever again. If the hot dog doesn't have bacon on it...not going into my digestive system.