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How To Grill Perfect Hot Dogs Every Time

Nobody likes a burnt frankfurter! With this genius grilling hack, you'll have perfectly cooked hot dogs at all of your summer barbecues.

SIZZLING SAUSAGES

SIZZLING SAUSAGES

There's no better way to ring in the start of summer than with a tender, juicy hot dog. But if you don't pay close enough attention, the sausages can turn out charred in some parts and under-cooked in others. But don't despair! We've found the ultimate foolproof way to cook flawless franks every time.

THE TIP

THE TIP

According to this Reddit thread, all you have to do is pre-slice the hot dogs before throwing them on the grill. Make small cuts almost all the way around the circumference, spacing them close together. This makes sure the sausages are cooked both evenly and thoroughly — because who likes a hot dog that's still cold in the center?

WHO'S HUNGRY?

WHO'S HUNGRY?

Now, all that's left to do is dig in! Serve them in buns and top 'em off with ketchup, mustard, and your favorite kind of relish. Hungry for more? Here's where you can find the best hot dog in every state.

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VIDEO: Crispy Zucchini Potato Cakes

Combine summer zucchini with leftover mashed potatoes for a delicious, savory treat!

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1.5 Cup shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 Cup shredded cheese
  • 3/ Cup milk
  • 1/3 Cup coriander, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup basil, chopped
  • Parmesan, to sprinkle
  • Salt and pepper, to season

METHOD

  1. Chop the potatoes in half, boil until very tender and drain.
  2. In a bowl, combine the potatoes and zucchini. Add the grated cheese, milk, coriander, basil, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly. 
  3. On a baking tray, spoon out the zucchini-potato mixture and form into balls. 
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan and grated cheese, and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  5. When golden, remove from oven... and enjoy!

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