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Saturday, March 31, 2012

How To Cook Juicy Hotdogs Sans The Scary Oil

I know I have been sharing in my previous posts how I've been trying to get my family to eat healthier this year. We've successfully cut down our meat (basically just pork and chicken since we've long given up red meat anyways) consumption from 4x a week to just 2-3x a week (the rest of the week is mostly just fish and veggies). On weekends however, we allow our daughter to indulge on 'bad' food - hotdogs, fastfood treats, some nuggets maybe. We've never really prohibited her to eat hotdogs anyways (especially during birthday parties) but it was only last year (during the holidays actually) that she developed a likeness for it. Since then, she would occasionally request that I get her hotdogs when I shop for our weekly groceries.

I myself was never fond of eating hotdogs. It was probably because the hotdogs that were served to me as a child were always wrinkly and a oily (they would soak up the paper towels when drained). And they never looked appetizing. My folks had always cooked hotdogs by frying them in oil. But I thought there must be a better way of doing it. So I experimented and eventually got the perfect juicy hotdog even with just a pan as my cooking tool [I was of course comparing it to perfectly done hotdogs in Purefoods'stalls where a hotdog griller (is that even the correct term?) is used]. So how did I do it?

Simple. I used water (about 1/4 cup poured it directly unto the pan with semi-frozen hotdogs already in it) to cook the hotdogs instead of oil. And to lock in (talaga!) the juiciness, I'd add in a teeny tiny bit of butter (like about 1/8 of a teaspoon for 6 hotdogs) when the water is about to fully evaporate and this is what I get.

my point and shoot just wouldn't cooperate with me so i apologize for the blurry shot but see? no wrinkles!
What are you having for breakfast today?

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I just did this. Thanks for the tip.


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