Today’s post = not so healthy in a very delicious way. But hey, it’s Friday! And recipes like this are worth it on occasion, right? Clogged arteries and all….
But I just have to share these Mexican Hot Dogs with you guys because my dad made them. My parents were in town a couple of weeks ago and these are his specialty, so he made them for us. And although I don’t eat them very often, I do like a good hot dog! And these ones, well they are pretty amazing. Think hot dog + Velveeta cheese + green chiles, rolled up in a deep friend corn tortilla.
I’m assuming some of y’all are watching some football this weekend. Make these ‘dogs while you’re at it. The boys will love ’em.
Surprisingly my dad’s been reading this blog. I had no idea until he asked me last week when I was going to post his hot dogs. I told him not to worry, they’d make their debut soon. So here they are!
He did all the the work and I just took the photos.
First cook your hot dogs. You can boil, broil, or grill…whatever you want. My dad boils them. Then cut a deep slice down the the middle of each hot dog. Place a couple slices of Velveeta cheese in the center of each hot dog, and cover with diced green chiles.
Meanwhile heat a small pan with oil in it on medium high heat. Prepare a plate with paper towels nearby.
Then with a pair of tongs you want to quickly drag the tortilla through the oil. You don’t need to let it sit in the oil, be quick here. All you’re doing is softening the tortilla. Place on the plate and pat the grease out with a paper towel.
Place your hot dog on the tortilla and roll it up tightly, sticking a tooth pick through it to keep it in place.
If needed, you can zap them in the microwave or place in the oven for a few minutes to get the cheese melted! But usually if you work quickly the hot dogs and tortillas are hot enough to melt the cheese on its own.
Enjoy while warm!