Pretzel Dogs take a little time to make, but OMG!!! It is so worth it. The taste of a hot dog wrapped in a salty, chewy pretzel is hard to beat.
I can’t think of a better lunch. Pretzel dough elevates a boring old hot dog to a whole other stratosphere. Your kids will love them!
How to make Pretzel Dogs:
You will need to make a dough and let it rise. I use bread flour for my dough beacuse it has a higher gluten content and produces a chewier pretzel. You can use all-purpose flour and still get great results.
It’s best to use a stand mixer to mix the dough. Start with the paddle attachment and then switch to the dough hook.
The dough will need to rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk. This will probably take an hour, longer if your house is cool.
Then divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll them into thin ropes about 20 inches long and wrap each one around a hot dog. Working in batches, boil them in water with baking soda for 30 seconds.
Place them on a baking sheet, brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake them for 12 to 14 minutes.
Serve with mustard or ketchup for a lunch that’s sure to bring lots of smiles.
More recipes with Hot Dogs:
- Cheesy Hot Dog Tater Tot Casserole
- Jalapeno Stuffed Hot Dogs
- Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs
- Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs with Pimento Cheese
- Carolina-Style Slaw Dogs
- 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 4 1/2 cups bread flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 10 cups water
- 2/3 cup baking soda
- 8 hot dogs
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- coarse salt or kosher salt
- Combine water, sugar and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Add flour, salt, and melted butter and beat with the paddle attachment until well mixed.
- Switch to the dough hook and turn to medium speed for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Place dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover and place in a warm place to rise for 1 hour. Dough should double in size.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it lightly with cooking spray.
- In a large pot, bring water and baking soda to a boil.
- Divide dough into 8 equal portions. Roll each piece into a rope that is about 20 inched long. Wrap a rope of dough around each hot dog.
- Place the hot dogs two at a time into the boiling water for 30 seconds. remove with a large slotted spoon and place on prepared sheet.
- Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
Recipe adapted from What’s Megan Making
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