Photo Credit: Holy Cannoli Recipes
The humble hot dog -- kid-favorite and wallet friendly -- doesn't have to be ho hum and on a bun. While we're guessing you'll eat your fair share of franks this barbecue season, your options aren't limited to the grill. Check out these six out-of-the-ordinary ways to eat hot dogs:
Hot Dog Sushi
Holy Cannoli Recipes
How fun is this adaptation of sushi from Holy Cannoli Recipes? For an adventurous twist, fill your rolls with bits of hot dog, pepperjack cheese and pickle, and top each piece with a dot of mustard.
Get the recipe for Hot Dog Sushi
Inspired by fairground fare, blogger BetsyLife cooked up a hot dog stuffed inside a zucchini, and then battered and fried the whole concoction. Hey, fried and on a stick, plus a veggie to make us feel better about ourselves? We're in.
Get the recipe for Zucchini Weenies
Creamy Hot Dog Mac and Cheese
This Gal Cooks
You've probably made hot dog mac and cheese for your kids, but blogger This Gal Cooks has a grown-up version, featuring chipotle pepper adobo sauce, that you'll want to eat, too. Bonus: It's a great way to use up leftover hot dogs.
Get the recipe for Creamy Hot Dog Mac and Cheese
Mini Corn Dog Muffins
Six Sisters' Stuff
Drop half-moon shaped pieces of hot dogs into mini muffin tins with cornmeal-based yumminess for a homemade version of a corn dog. Who needs a state fair?
Get the recipe for Mini Corn Dog Muffins
Grilled Hot Dog Skewers
Family Fresh Cooking
These skewers include slices of hot dog and corn tortillas for a result sort of like deconstructed pigs in a blanket -- and they make a great presentation.
Get the recipe for Grilled Hot Dog Skewers
Soft Pretzel Dogs
Willow Bird Barking
If you love soft pretzels (and who doesn't?), you'll love these buttery soft pretzel dogs, stuffed with hot dogs, jalapeno slices and cheddar from Willow Bird Barking.
Get the recipe for Soft Pretzel Dogs