Rating: 4.2 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

So good and better than the ones you get at the mall that cost $5 and were made four hours ago! These are a family favorite that even my pickiest eater goes back for seconds (and sometimes thirds!) We always make a big batch because these are just as good reheated the next day for 45 seconds in the microwave with some mustard! Yum!

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
30 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sprinkle the yeast and sugar over 2 cups of warm water in a small bowl. The water should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 20 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.

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  • Combine the yeast mixture with the warm milk, oil, and salt in a large mixing bowl; stir well to combine. Stir in half of the flour mixture until no dry spots remain. Stir in the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. The dough should be moderately stiff and slightly sticky. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.

  • Spray a large bowl with cooking spray, then place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap or a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.

  • After the dough has risen, fill a large pot with about 8 cups water, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and the baking soda and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. While the water is coming to a boil cut the the dough into 20 pieces, about the size of a golf ball. Roll each piece into a 12 inch long rope about 1 1/2 inches thick.

  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

  • Dip a strip of dough into the boiling water using a pair of tongs, count to 5, remove it from the water, and place it on a paper towel for a few seconds. Wrap the strip around a hot dog, place on a baking sheet, and sprinkle with coarse salt. Repeat with the remaining strips of dough and hot dogs.

  • Bake in a preheated oven until they are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Tips

Cook's Note

You can vary these all kinds of ways. Sprinkle with cheese, add jalapenos and serve with salsa or toss in some pepperonis and serve with pizza sauce, the possibilities are endless!

Nutrition Facts

440 calories; protein 12.6g; carbohydrates 51.4g; fat 19.8g; cholesterol 25.7mg; sodium 1961.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2011
We made with whole wheat flour (all I had) and I think that they would be much better with white flour. Even still really good and a lot of fun to make with the fam. Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/09/2019
No changes, wont make it again. Didnt taste like pretzel, and the dough around the hot dog was soggy. Very disappointed. Read More
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2011
We made with whole wheat flour (all I had) and I think that they would be much better with white flour. Even still really good and a lot of fun to make with the fam. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2011
I just made these 20 minutes ago my oldest says "these aren't pretzels but they are still good". They look and taste nothing like a pretzel but the taste was fantastic! I had a little dough left so I brushed it with a little melted butter mixed with honey after they baked and put cinnamon sugar on them upon my sons request. They just tried them and they like them also. Great recipe I can see these being requested quite a bit. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2011
Excellent family pleaser. Would be great for a get together or football party. Would also be good done with cocktail weiners. Well worth the time and effort put into them. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2011
Good the kids liked for something dif. Next time Im gonna brush with melted butter:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2012
Yum! My picky boys loved them. I made half the recipe (I only wanted 6 dogs) and had extra dough so I made pretzel bites...these were the real hit. Also I used turkey dogs which were shockingly good. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2012
It was a nice tasty change for hot dogs worth the effort. Next time I will add some more spice to the dough mixture itself maybe some poppy/sesame seeds. No additional salt is needed to sprinkle on top of the finished product though as hot dogs are already salty enough. I ended up with alot of extra dough but froze it and hope it keeps for my next attempt! Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2012
This was very easy to make.left overs can be frozen.i did skip the last dipping process though.it was just as good.TY for this recipe. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2012
The recipes was okay but it was for 20 hot dogs. I cut it down to 10 but i fogot that most hot dogs are sold in packs of eight so i had too much pretzel dough for what i had. They tasted good even if it was too much pretzel per hot dog. Still needs some fine tuning but work probably better if your making it for a party and need twenty of them at a time for guests instead of a simple meal. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2012
The dough was a little bland but fine. I added sesame seeds on dog and made them "mummy turkey dogs". Note: Do NOT make this with gluten free flour! I tried 1 batch with the gluten free and it was a mess and disgusting! Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
09/09/2019
No changes, wont make it again. Didnt taste like pretzel, and the dough around the hot dog was soggy. Very disappointed. Read More