Oh my goodness! Warning- this recipe isn’t for the faint of heart when it comes to fried foods. When I first saw this idea I was going between “ew gross “and “hmm this might be really good”. The only way to decide was to try it. Completely mixed emotions about it but I still had to make it. Deep fried batter dipped hot dog strips….. Oh boy! Keep reading at the end for the upgraded version”
What you’ll need:
1 pkg hot dogs
1 cup flour
Dash of milk
2 c panko bread crumbs
¼ cup parmesan cheese
½ tsp salt and pepper
oil for frying
Start by cutting each hot dog lengthwise into 4 strips.
Set up a breading station with 3 bowls. 1 bowl has the flour mixed with salt and pepper. You could also go a little nuts with other seasonings here but salt and pepper are just fine. In another bowl beat the eggs with the dash of milk. In the third bowl mix the panko bread crumbs and the parmesan cheese. Other bread crumbs will work but I’ve found the panko to turn out crispier.
In a heavy skillet heat 2 inches of oil to medium high heat.
Dip each hot dog French fry in the seasoned flour, then the egg wash, then the breadcrumbs. Press lightly into the breadcrumbs to insure maximum coating. Fry for about 3 minutes until brown. Turning once if necessary for even browning. They will curl just a little bit while frying. Don’t worry, it gives them character Serve with ketchup, mustard or barbeque sauce for dipping. The kids will love them!
Now for the upgraded “Supreme” version:
1 batch Hot dog Fries
1 batch French fries (cook frozen ones in the oven while making the hot dog ones)
Leftover chili (reheat on the stove while making everything else)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Cooked crumbled bacon
Assembly- Get a really big plate. Pile on a serving of French fries, hot dog fries and top with the chili. Garnish with the cheese and onion.
Dig in!! Now that’s something to look forward to leftover chili for!