What You Need For Weiner Worms:
- Enough hot dogs (100% beef seem to work best) for each person
- A sharp knife
- A cutting board
- Your favorite condiments – Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise and/or Pickle Relish
Weiner Worms Instructions:
Place the hot dogs on the cutting board and cut each one down the middle creating two halves. Next, depending upon the size of the hot dogs, you will want to either cut each half in either half again or in thirds. Set the hot dogs aside as you finish each one.
Some people score the hot dogs to encourage them to curl more. You can do this by carefully scoring one edge of the hot dog; however, you don’t want to go all the way through the hot dog.
You can cook your Weiner Worms by microwaving, boiling or grilling them. In the image below, they’re being boiled and curl naturally.
Grilled hot dogs are popular, but please remember that the hot dogs are very thin and may fall through the grill unless they are placed perpendicular on the grill. As the hot dogs cook, no matter which method you use, they will begin to curl and look like worms.
Add your favorite condiments and serve warm
Notes re Weiner Worms: They can be served in a bun or just place them on a plate as an appetizer with condiments for dipping.
They are sure to surprise your family, especially the younger ones.