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Stop the Sauce Slip: How to Spread Condiments Evenly on Your Hot Dog

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By Chef James for

Have you ever noticed how your sauce slides all over the place on your hot dog? It is round, after all. I've got some simple steps to stop the sauce slip... and make your hot dog look better, too!

Skewer your hot dogs

First, insert a wooden skewer in a hot dog the long way. Next, take the tip of a knife and, rolling the hot dog, cut through- but not all the way!

Twist, cut, twist, cut

Then, once at the top, release the skewer. You should have a spiral shape for your hot dog.

Put your hot dog on a baking sheet and place in the oven for around 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

After 20 minutes, take the hot dogs out of the oven and place on the bun.

Time for condiments

As we mentioned, mustard and ketchup usually just runs down the sides. Thanks to the spectacular spiral shape, the sauce seeps into every pocket, making for the perfect bite every time.'s James Tahhan is a renowned chef, television personality, entrepreneur and advisor. Chef James is one of the most respected chefs in the United States and Latin America. He recently opened a restaurant in Miami and was voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People en Espanol.