Crazy Self-Cooking Hot Dog


  • Makes1 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!

This article was originally published on Jul 01, 2005

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