This pretzel dogs recipe is super easy because it uses store-bought frozen bread dough as a base and we show you how to make it that pretzel flavor. This way it always turns out great & you still get that DIY feel.
- 1 pkg frozen bread dough, thawed
- 1 pkg cocktail or regular weiners
- ½ c kosher salt
- 2 qt water
- ½ c kosher salt
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 Tbsp water
- Amount of Baking Soda
- 8 c water with ¼ c baking soda
- 9 c water with ½ c baking soda
- 10 c water with ⅔ c baking soda
- Preheat oven at 450° F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Fill a large stainless steel pot with water to a boil. (Be sure to use a pot that won't react with baking soda.) Measure the water until it comes within a couple of inches from the rim. Add baking soda as above, and bring to a boil. It's the baking soda water bath that gives it the traditional pretzel taste.
- Cut dough into 10 pieces. Stretch each piece to ⅔ the size of the cocktail weiner; if you're using full-length regular weiners, you roll the pieces to the ⅔ size. Let dough set while waiting for water to boil.
- Wrap a piece of dough around a weiner, leaving the rounded ends of the hot dog uncovered. If you are using regular length weiners, you can cut a dough covered weiner in half, stretch the dough over the cut end and pinch together. (These make two-bite appetizers perfect for a beer tasting party.)
- Boil 30 seconds on each side, turning with a slotted spoon. Place on baking sheet.
- Make an egg wash by beating egg yolk with water. Brush on dough. Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake until browned, about 12-15 minutes. Serve with Maille coarse grain mustard as a dip.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 18946mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
We provide nutritional information but these figures should be considered estimates as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.
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