This is the smell of 2 a.m. – at least if you’re on the streets of LA. Street dogs are the best dogs. Bacon wrapped hot dogs (so not kosher or organic, totally terrible for you…but who cares it’s 2 a.m.), griddled with onions, jalapeños, and the buns too. Everything sort of cooking together in this greasy, awesome mess. It’s just so delicious. Plus, bacon and jalapeños improve almost everything.
HOW TO MAKE BACON WRAPPED HOT DOGS:
2 tablespoons oil
1 large yellow onion, sliced
1 to 2 jalapeños, sliced
4 hot dogs
4 slices of bacon (thinner cuts work best)
4 hot dog buns
1 tablespoon butter, softened for easy spreading
To make the onion and jalapeño topping, heat a griddle or sauté pan over medium heat, add the oil, then add the sliced onion and jalapeño. Cook, stirring a bit so it doesn’t burn, for about 20 minutes, or until the onion is golden brown. Wrap each hot dog with bacon and cook on a griddle over medium heat. Cook until the bacon is crisp on each side, about 6 to 7 minutes total. Toast the buns on the griddle and lightly butter. Add jalapeño and onions, and enjoy!