Hot dogs, like hamburgers, are quintessential summertime fare (though you can eat them year-round, of course). Barbecues, picnics, sunshine and hot dogs just go together. But for many of us, eating the bun just isn’t an option. Well, when you check out these 4+ ways to eat a hot dog sans bun, you won’t miss it anyway.
Here are 4 ways to eat a hot dog without a bun:
3. Zucchini Weenie
This hot dog bun is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and pretty much everything but zucchini-free. That’s because it’s made out of…<drum roll>… zucchini! Hot dogs plump up when cooked, so grill ’em first, then put them in a hollowed out zucchini. Throw the zucchini weenie on the grill for a few minutes until nicely charred. (p.s. I hollow my zucchini out with my pumpkin carving knife).
4. Hot Naan Dawg!
Make this 3-ingredient flatbread (Naan) and wrap it around your hot dog. To make this, cook one side of the flatbread in a pan and wrap it around the hot dog with the sticky/uncooked side facing up. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes then broil for a minute and you’ve got a golden dog in a golden crust.
On Buying Hot Dogs:
I only eat grassfed hotdogs. You can find these in most grocery stores or health food stores – US Wellness Meats also sells grassfed and sugar-free hot dogs online.
Other Ways to eat Hot Dogs :
- Yummy Mummies (perfect for Halloween!)
- Pretzel Dogs (gluten-free & paleo-friendly)
- Corn Dog (gluten-free & paleo-friendly)