Baking is an easy way to prepare your hot dogs. It is not more difficult than boiling them, but baking in the oven makes your hot dogs more flavorful and more delicious.
As I mentioned in my recipe How To Boil Hot Dogs, Hot dog is no raw meat, so cooking through is not necessary. So we do not aim to literally “bake” them, but to make them more tasteful. Adjust baking time to your own taste preference.
Before baking your hot dogs, I recommend you cut them lengthwise with a sharp knife. Don’t cut deeper than half the thickness of your hot dogs. These cuts will then open up in the oven, and enable your hot dogs to be evenly cooked.
Plan on serving 2 to 6 hot dogs for each adult – depending on how hungry your guests are, and how your baked hot dogs will be served; as an appetizer, with side dish or as a main meal.
How To Bake Hot Dogs
You can bake your hot dogs in any type of oven. If you have a convection oven, use that setting.
- Preheat your oven to 400 F (200 C).
- Line a baking tray with aluminum foil or a silicon baking sheet.
- Place your hot dogs on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on how brown you like your baked hot dogs. When they open up, they are ready to serve.
- If you like your dogs even more browned, turn on broiler for a few more minutes.
Serving Baked Hot Dogs
The most popular way to serve your hot dogs is in a hot dog bun, with your favorite condiments.
Baked hot dog is a perfect dish even without side dish, just like boiled hot dogs. Enjoy them as an appetizer or a main dish with a slice of bread. Season them with mustard, ketchup or mayonnaise to give it a zing – you can enjoy them almost any time during the day.
Baked hot dogs go also great with vegetable stews.