Hot Dog Twists Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

Hot Dog Twists are the perfect game day appetizer or after-school snack. They are fun to make and fun to eat! Dip them in your favorite condiments or some delicious homemade dips.

Hot Dog Twists Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

Hot Dog Twists are a fun “twist” on the classic Corn Dog. Why is it so much more fun to eat food on a stick? Maybe it is just easier! No plates are needed and you can enjoy cheering for your favorite team without worrying about spilling your food during that exciting touchdown. Hot dogs really are the best appetizer for a football party. I also love to make these Crock Pot Little Smokies.

I use pancake mix for thisĀ hot dog appetizer, but you can use pre-packaged crescent roll dough if you prefer. Maybe it’s all in my head, but I like the pancake mix better! It is probably the little bit of sugar in the dough that makes it so mouthwatering. Whatever you decide to use, remember that dough expands a little bit when it is cooked, so make sure you roll the dough a little thinner than you want it, before wrapping it around the hot dog.

I have included recipes for 2 different dips below, and I recommend you make both of them. They are so good! You can also use regular ketchup, mustard, or queso dip.

What You Need for Hot Dog Twists Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

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You will need a large frying pan or a deep fryer. You also need short bamboo skewers. The sticks need to be short enough so that they fit in your frying pan.

For the Hot Dog Twists:
4 hot dogs
1/2 C pancake mix
2 T water
vegetable oil

For the Chili Mayo Sauce:
2 T sour cream
3 T mayonnaise
1 lime
1 tsp chili sauce
1 tsp chili powder

For the Honey Mustard Sauce:
1 C mayonnaise
1/3 C yellow mustard
2 T honey
1/4 tsp salt

How to Make Hot Dog Twists Appetizer

Making hot dog twists is easy but does require frying in a deep fryer or pan. If you have never fried anything in a pan before, I recommend watching this video on how to shallow fry before trying it yourself.

Take 4 hot dogs and cut them in half widthwise.

Poke a stick through half a hot dog.

Hot Dog Twists Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

Spiral cut the hot dogs by placing your knife diagonally against the hot dog while rotating. (Make sure you cut all the through to the stick and watch your fingers!)

Hot Dog Twists Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

Combine pancake mix with water. Divide into 8 portions. Roll the dough out into 5 inch strips.

Roll the dough around the stick, in between the hot dog spiral.

Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Add hot dog stick to pan and turn quickly and continuously until dough is golden brown. These fry very quickly. I burned my first batch!

Dab on paper towel to remove excess oil.

Hot Dog Twists Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

Dipping Sauces for Hot Dog Twists

For the Chili Mayo Sauce:
Mix all ingredients.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

For the Honey Mustard Sauce
Mix all ingredients.

Trust me, the Chili May Sauce is not very spicy. Everyone will enjoy it! If it is still too spicy for you, you can add more mayo or sour cream.

Hot Dog Twists Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

Tips for Hot Dog Twists Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

  • You can use crescent roll dough instead of pancake mix.
  • Instead of making dipping sauces, you can just use the classic ketchup and mustard.
Hot Dog Twists Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

Hot Dog Twists Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

Yield: 8 Sticks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Hot Dog Twists are the perfect game day appetizer or after-school snack. They are fun to make and fun to eat! Dip them in your favorite condiments or some delicious homemade dips.

Ingredients

For the Hot Dog Twists:

  • 4 hot dogs
  • 1/2 C pancake mix
  • 2 T water
  • vegetable oil

For the Chili Mayo Sauce:

  • 2 T sour cream
  • 3 T mayonnaise
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp chili sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder

For the Honey Mustard Sauce:

  • 1 C mayonnaise
  • 1/3 C yellow mustard
  • 2 T honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Take 4 hot dogs and cut them in half widthwise.
  2. Poke a stick through half a hot dog.
  3. Spiral cut the hot dogs by placing your knife diagonally against the hot dog while rotating. (Make sure you cut all the through to the stick and watch your fingers!)
  4. Combine pancake mix with water. Divide into 8 portions. Roll the dough out into 5 inch strips.
  5. Roll the dough around the stick, in between the hot dog spiral.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Add hot dog stick to pan and turn quickly and continuously until dough is golden brown.
  7. Dab on paper towel to remove excess oil.

For the Chili Mayo Sauce:

  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.

For the Honey Mustard Sauce

  1. Mix all ingredients.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 stick
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 26g Cholesterol: 30mg Sodium: 714mg Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 7g Protein: 5g

Hot Dog Twists Appetizer with Dipping Sauces

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