Playing Richard Blais' Hot Dog Spirals

Football is back and we’re tackling tailgating season! Chef Richard Blais crashes the L.A. Rams tailgate and throws down tasty riffs on the classic hot dog. Here, he shows you an easy trick to give your dog a fun new look.

Richard says: You can also try “hot dog hasselbacks” (making cross-wise slits down the length of dog). When you cook them after carving, neat patterns form.

Ingredients
  • 1 hot dog
  • Your favorite queso dip, optional
  • Your favorite condiments, optional
Preparation

Skewer hot dog lengthwise on a stick. Carefully carve it in a spiral shape (watch the video above to see how Richard does it).

Cook hot dog as desired, but grilling will produce the best results. If desired, serve with queso dip or your favorite condiments.