Pretzel Hot Dog Recipe

I like getting soft pretzels at my local farmers marker or at the Philly Pretzel Factory store right down the street. While looking at the offerings, there is this wonderful hot dog wrapped in pretzel dough, called a Pretzel Hot Dog. Get it plain or lightly salted. What can be better.

I was lucky enough to see on television news a new Philly Pretzel Factory store visit and they showed how to make the Pretzel Hot Dogs. I though to myself, if they can do it, I could easily do it too. So I got my trusty pretzel recipe and followed a similar process.

Pretzel Hot Dog just out of the oven.

Pretzel Hot Dog just out of the oven.

Dipping the Pretzel

Check out different recipes on line, and you will get confused with all the different methods of dipping pretzels. Some say you need to boil the pretzel dog in a baking soda solution others say a quick dip, some even use food grade lye and some day don’t dip use an egg wash. Well, I go with the school of using a baking soda solution and a quick dip. Nice and simple.

Pretzel Hot Dog Variations

Imagine the other items you can use too.

  • Slice a hot dog and put some pieces of cheese in before wrapping it.
  • Wrap cooked sausage links.
  • Even ham and cheese.
  • Pepperoni anyone?
  • String Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • It’s endless. . . Imagine pizza sauce and cheese. Yes it can be done. Much more difficult, but It can be done.

Use this as your guide to make a pretzel dog to your liking.

Pretzel Hot Dog Recipe

 

Pretzel Dogs
Pretzel Hot Dog Recipe
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Servings Prep Time
8 Pretzel Dogs 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Pretzel Dogs 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 60 minutes
Pretzel Dogs
Pretzel Hot Dog Recipe
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Servings Prep Time
8 Pretzel Dogs 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Pretzel Dogs 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 60 minutes
Ingredients
Pretzel Dough
Dipping Solution
Additional Items
Servings: Pretzel Dogs
Units:
Instructions
Proof Yeast (Hand and Kitchen Aid Mixer)
  1. In a bowl place the warm water, sugar and yeast. Stir to mix and allow to sit 5-10 minutes until it become foamy. (This step is not necessary is using a bread machine)
Mixing In Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
  1. Place the dough hook on the Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Place 3-1/2 cups of the flour and salt in the bowl of the Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Mix together. Make a well in the flour and add the yeast mixture and the oil. Using the dough hook, mix together on speed 2 until a dough forms. Add additional flour, as needed, to make a smooth dough - you may use the entire cup, part of the cup or may even need to add some more. The dough should be moist. Allow to knead for 6-8 minutes total.
  2. In a clean bowl, lightly oil the inside. Place the dough from the mixer into the bowl, turning in all around to coat the surfaces with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and a cloth and place in a warm draft free place to allow the dough to rise until double in size, about 1 hour. Continue with Forming Pretzel Dogs.
Mixing dough by hand.
  1. Add 3-1/2 cups of flour and the salt to a large mixing bowl. Make a well and pour in the yeast mixture and the vegetable oil. Use a wooden spoon to start mixing the flour and yeast mixture into a dough mass. Once you have formed a dough, turn out onto a floured surface and knead until the dough becomes smooth while adding additional flour if the dough is too sticky. You may need to add some or all of the remaining flour (you might even need some more.)
  2. In a clean bowl, lightly oil the inside. Place the dough from the mixer into the bowl, turning in all around to coat the surfaces with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and a cloth and place in a warm draft free place to allow the dough to rise until double in size, about 1 hour. Continue with Forming Pretzel Dogs.
Mixing the Dough in the Automatic Bread Machine
  1. Place all ingredients in the bread machine bowl in the order recommended by the manufacture. Set the machine for the "DOUGH ONLY" cycle, press START. Check on the dough and add additional flour or water as needed. When the cycle is complete. Continue with Forming Pretzel Dogs
Forming Pretzel Dogs
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F/ 232ºC. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper and spraying it with some cooking spray (Pam®)
  2. Prepare the Dipping solution by mixing the 2 cups of hot water and the baking soda in a large bowl. Stir well to dissolve.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Punch down and divide dough into as many piece as you have hot dogs (8 to 10). Roll out a piece of dough into a snake 18-24 inches long. Set aside and roll out additional pieces of dough. Note - If you have trouble rolling out the dough because it wants to shrink back right away, let it rest five minutes, that should help relax the dough.
  4. Now take of a piece of your rolled out dough (snake) and start rolling it up around the hot dog, flattening it as you go. Make sure you seal both ends to prevent it from unraveling. Trim off excess dough from the ends as needed. Set aside and continue rolling up the remaining hot dogs.
  5. Have a clean towel set up so you can drain off the pretzel dog (before placing it on the baking sheet.) Dip the pretzel dog in the dipping solution using a flat slotted spatula and then rest on the towel to catch excess water. Place on the prepared baking sheet making sure pretzel dogs do not touch. Sprinkle with salt if desired.
  6. Baking in a preheated 450ºF/232ºC for 12-15 minutes until done. Remove from oven. Optionally brush with melted butter. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
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