Crazy Self-Cooking Hot Dog



1 serving

Crazy Self-Cooking Hot Dog

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This can only have been invented out of desperation or insanity. Whatever, it's fun and, yes, it works. Kids - don't even think of doing this without adult supervision.


  • 1 hot dog
  • 1 hot dog bun
  • 1 empty 1-L cardboard carton , for milk or juice
  • condiments


  • Tuck a cold, uncooked hot dog into a bun and wrap the whole thing tightly in foil. Place, standing up, into an empty 1 L cardboard milk or juice carton. Stand the carton up in the middle of your firepit. Then, with a match, set fire to the top of the carton. (You may have to light the top in a few places until it gets going evenly.) It will burn down to the bottom – inferno-style – leaving your foil-wrapped hot dog exposed in the ashes. With oven mitts, unwrap your nicely heated hot dog in a toasted bun, apply the toppings of your choice and enjoy!