How to Air Fry Hot Dogs Perfectly Every Time

You don’t need a ton of oil to get crispy, juicy hot dogs. Find out how to air fry hot dogs the right way.

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Introduction

Hot dogs are one of those classic summertime foods that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. And while there are many ways to cook hot dogs, air frying them is one of the quickest and most efficient methods. But if you’ve never air fried a hot dog before, you may be wondering how to do it.

Here’s a quick and easy guide on how to air fry hot dogs perfectly every time.

First, you’ll need to preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, add your hot dogs to the air fryer basket, making sure they’re not touching each other. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until they’re as cooked as you like them.

Once they’re done, remove from the air fryer and serve with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

What You’ll Need

To air fry hot dogs, you’ll need:
-A hot dog
-A bun
-Condiments of your choice
-An air fryer

Preparing the Hot Dogs

Start by prepping your hot dogs. If you’re using uncooked sausage, prick them a few times with a fork so they don’t explode while cooking. If you’re using cooked sausage or hot dogs, cut them into bite-sized pieces so they cook evenly. You can also cut a slit down the middle of each hot dog to help them lay flat in the air fryer.

Air Frying the Hot Dogs

Air Frying the Hot Dogs
For perfectly cooked hot dogs every time, cook them in an air fryer. This kitchen appliance is ideal for cooking hot dogs because it circulates hot air around the food, cooking it evenly on all sides. You can cook multiple hot dogs in an air fryer at once, making it a great option for entertaining or feeding a large family.

To cook hot dogs in an air fryer, preheat the appliance to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the hot dogs into bite-sized pieces and place them in the air fryer basket. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the hot dogs are heated through and slightly crispy on the outside. Serve with your favorite toppings, such as ketchup, mustard or relish.

Tips and Tricks

Air fryer hot dogs are so easy to make and only require a few minutes of cook time. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get perfectly cooked hot dogs every time!

– Make sure your hot dogs are evenly spaced out in the air fryer basket so that they cook evenly.
– Cook the hot dogs on a lower temperature if you want them to be less charred.
– If you want crispy skinned hot dogs, brush them with oil before cooking.
– Serve the hot dogs with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Try these easy, delicious recipes next time you want a fun family meal or are entertaining friends!

Perfectly Air Fried Hot Dogs:
-Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
-Cut a slit down the center of each hot dog, being careful not to cut all the way through.
-Open the hot dogs up so they lay flat, then place them in the air fryer basket.
-Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the hot dogs are slightly charred and crispy around the edges.
-Serve on buns with your favorite toppings. We love mustard, ketchup, and onions!

Air Fried Hot Dog Sliders:
-Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
-Cut each hot dog into 3 pieces, then slice each piece in half horizontally so you have 6 thin pieces.
-Place the hot dog pieces in the air fryer basket.
-Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the hot dogs are slightly charred and crispy around the edges.
-Serve on slider buns with your favorite toppings. We love mustard, ketchup, and onions!

Variations

You can use any type of hot dog you like for this recipe, but we prefer all-beef hot dogs. You can also cut the hot dogs in half before adding them to the air fryer basket if you’d like. Just be sure to adjust the cook time accordingly.

For a more traditional flavor, add some onions and ketchup to your hot dogs before air frying them. If you’re feeling adventurous, try one of these flavor combinations:

-Barbecue sauce and cheddar cheese
-Honey mustard and Swiss cheese
-Chili and shredded cheese
-Sauerkraut and mustard

FAQs

-How long do I cook a hot dog in an air fryer?
This depends on the size of your hot dog and how you like it cooked. For a small hot dog, cook for 3-4 minutes. For a medium hot dog, cook for 5-6 minutes. For a large hot dog, cook for 7-8 minutes.

-Can I put foil in an air fryer?
Yes, you can put foil in an air fryer. Just be sure to not block the air vents so the hot air can circulate properly.

-Can I cook frozen hot dogs in an air fryer?
Yes, you can cook frozen hot dogs in an air fryer. Just be sure to increase the cooking time by 2-3 minutes.

Conclusion

And that’s it! You now know how to air fry hot dogs perfectly every time. Be sure to experiment with different brands and varieties of hot dogs to find your favorite. And don’t forget the toppings!

Further Reading

-https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-air-fry-hot-dogs-4684010
-https://www.today.com/food/how-air-fryer-cooks-perfectly crispy-hot-dog-t167054

Cooking hot dogs in an air fryer is quick and easy, and they come out perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. All you need is a good quality hot dog, some air fryer friendly buns, and your favorite toppings.

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