Recipe by Jerrol
"Mad dogs were my favorite kid food, and they're fun to make. Good quality hot dogs are slit open, stuffed with cheese, and wrapped with a slice of bacon. They're great with or without a bun, and you can try them with ketchup, mustard and onions. "
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Great recipe! Brought back old memories for me, also. I am the chef & Aunt in a busy household with my brother, his wife and their 5 kids. I mention that because my sister-in-law wasn't too fond of the "Mad Dog" idea because of the high fat content. So, we compromised: Regular hotdogs, reduced fat cheese and (preheated) turkey bacon. They cooked up nicely with a lot less grease.
**Here's my twist on it though: I wrapped them in cresent rolls before baking, as my mother used to do. We then used our condiments as a dipping sauce rather then a topping. (I wrapped mine with chopped onions inside) :-)
The kids definatly loved to help make & eat these (as did my brother) & we'll make them again!
I loved these with the bacon removed AFTER baking its juices in. If you LOVE hot dogs, try this recipe!
i like this recipe so did my neice, the only thing was that the bacon didn't get cripsy like i thought. It could be because i used thicker bacon, maybe next will use regular bacon. I did put it under the broiler for a few minutes and that did help but not to my moms liking but she likes her bacon really crispy. Diffinitely will do this again. thanks
I made these for a 4th of July cookout and they were a huge hit! I used beef hot dogs and american cheese. I also used pre-cooked bacon. Instead of wrapping and securing the bacon, I just placed a strip on top of each dog while baking. Served with catsup, mustard and finely chopped onions. Yum yum - I'm a convert now - it'll be hard doing back to eating plain old hot dogs now.
We had these when I was a kid too, but we called them Swanky Frankies. I loved the suggestion about pre-cooking the bacon. Nothing can gross a kid out quicker than undercooked bacon.
This was a childhood treat that my wife and I decided to splurge with. We pre-cooked the bacon a bit, and it came out of the oven crispy and delicious. Add a trail of mustdard down the slit with the cheese, and it just about reaches perfection.
Nice change from plain old hot dogs. Quick and easy too.
I grew up with these too! We called them,pigs in a blanket! The only thing we did different, was to add a squirt of ketchup or mustard into slits with the cheese and wrapped with bacon. Then we broiled them, rotating as they browned. They are a little messy when cooking,but flavor is great! Thanks Jerrol for bringing this memory back to me!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/1 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 396
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