Haute Dog Melts

 May 23, 2013
Posted by jenn

There is nothing more American then Hot Dogs.  There’s also nothing more.. done.. at the tradition summer kickoff  bbq than Dogs. But…not these barkers.200912-r-hot-dog-melts

Thanks to Wolfgang Puck



In a nutshell – He splits the dogs, fills them with cheese and wraps them in bacon. Once they’ve been roasted, he serves them on a bun with a spicy horseradish mustard. Although they may seem over the top, they’re to drool for.

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup drained prepared horseradish

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon minced shallots

1 tablespoon minced chives

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Salt and freshly ground pepper

6 slices Gruyère cheese (3 ounces)

6 all-beef hot dogs, slit lengthwise

6 thin slices of lean bacon

6 hot dog buns

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish, mustard, honey, shallots, chives and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place a slice of cheese in the center of each splayed hot dog, breaking the slice if necessary to fit it in. Wrap a slice of bacon around each hot dog and secure it with toothpicks.
  3. Arrange the hot dogs on a rimmed baking sheet and bake in the upper third of the oven until the bacon is crisp, about 12 minutes. Place each hot dog in a bun and serve, passing the horseradish sauce on the side.

Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot!