Get Your Snack Fix with Delicious Pretzel Dogs - Mini Hot Dogs Wrapped in Soft Pretzel


How to Make Pretzel Dogs, Mini Hot Dogs Wrapped in Soft Pretzel

In a standing mixer combine warm water and yeast. Let it sit until dissolve for about 5 minutes.

In a microwave safe medium bowl, combine, milk , butter , sugar, salt and microwave for about a minute. Stir until everything is melted.

Dump everything into the yeast mixture. Mix for 2 minutes at medium speed. Add about 4 ½ cups of flour and continue mixing dough.

If making mini pretzel dogs, divide the hot dog or sausage in half before wrapping around the dough.

Punch the dough down and place on a lightly floured work surface. Divide, shape dough into long ropes to wrap around the hot dog or sausage.

About an inch of the hot dough should peak out. Then tightly pinch the dough at the seam to secure the dough from falling apart.

Bring water to a boil, add baking soda. Quickly placed the wrapped pretzel dogs in the boiling water for about 30 sec. 

An easier way is to place about 2-3 pretzels on a slotted spoon and quickly deep in water. Repeat process with the rest of the pretzel dog.

Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper to soak up any excess water from the dogs.

Finally brush each pretzel dog with the egg yolk mixture, and sprinkle with salt, sesame seeds or spice of choice

Bake for about 15-17 minutes until golden brown, let it cool for a couple of minutes and serve with ketchup, mustard or dipping sauce of choice.

Dipping the pretzels in baking soda solution helps caramelize the pretzel dog giving it a rich, dark brown color and lends itself to the unique taste of a pretzel, the ones you would find at the mall.