Video:Quick Tip: How to Tell When a Hot Dog Is Donewith Chris Davis
Want to know when a hot dog is done and safe to eat? Watch this About.com video to see tips and tricks for knowing when it's ready to be enjoyed.See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Tip: How to Tell When a Hot Dog Is Done
Hi I'm Chris Davis for About.com. Let's review how to tell when a hot dog is done cooking on the grill.
Notes About Grilling Hot Dogs
Technically hot dogs are done before you even place them on a grill. They are packaged fully cooked. However, most of us like to heat up our dogs.
Tips for Cooking Hot Dogs
Generally you will cook a hot dog over medium high to high heat for approximately 5 minute rotating as you go. You will know your dog is done in a couple of ways. You will want to look for a change in color. The hot dog will brown and appear slightly crispy. Sear marks are also a good guide as you rotate your hot dog look for nice even sear marks around the entire dog. This will ensure an even cooking. Your internal temperature should be around 170 degrees as you take them off the grill. Let them sit for a few minutes before serving. they will continue to cook even of the grill.
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