With hot dogs leftover from yesterday, you don’t want them to go to waste. So, what do you do? You reheat them. You want to reheat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. When it comes to reheating, you can reheat hot dogs using multiple different ways. Let’s get to it!
Pan Fry the Hot Dogs
Apart from microwaving, pan-frying is one of the easiest reheating methods to master. Buy a pan that’s safe to place in the stove if you don’t have one already. It doesn’t matter if you cover the pan or not because it’ll take the hot dogs the same amount of time to reheat. Move the hot dogs around in the pan using a small spatula or fork to ensure all sides of the hot dogs cook evenly.
Reheat Hot Dogs in the Microwave
If you don’t have time to reheat them in a pan or to try any other reheating methods on this list, the microwave is your friend. Wrap them in a paper towel and put them in the microwave to reheat on high for 30 seconds. Split edges indicate an overcooked hot dog. If you want to warm a hot dog bun in the microwave, place it in there for seven seconds to soften the bun.
Reheat in the Oven
We don’t suggest using the oven to reheat one or two hot dogs, as that’s not energy efficient. If you need to reheat ten or more hot dogs, place them in the oven. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and then put an aluminum foil on a baking sheet.
Put them in the oven in a single layer, covering with aluminum foil to prevent them from overcooking. Back for five minutes or until the color slightly changes. Since hot dogs cook quickly, keeping a close eye on their progress is important. Otherwise, they can’t only become overcooked, but can also get burned.
What If You Want to Eat Cold Hot Dogs?
If you are one of those who don’t care to reheat because cold hot dogs are the way to go, you can. However, the only hot dogs that you can eat cold are those that are cooked or smoked. You can keep these types of hot dogs in your fridge for up to a week. If you buy fresh hot dogs, which aren’t cooked, you need to cook them and reheat them. You can reheat the already cooked ones as well.
Which Hot Dog Reheating Method is Right for You?
If you aren’t sure about the type of reheating method that produces them the most delicious result, you can try them all to find out which reheating method you like best. If you ever have to whip up a quick meal with leftover or already cooked hot dogs in the fridge, you can reheat them using one of the ways mentioned above and place them in a hot dog bun or serve them with food.