These little pretties started out as a pizza with pretzel dough experiment.
It was a request from my husband after seeing this commercial. Here lately, I’m so obsessed with this fantastic pretzel dough recipe I found that I gladly agreed to take on that project. I want to make this dough all the damn time.
So, I was playing in the kitchen, put my pretzel pizza trial run in the oven, then apparently my undiagnosed ADD kicked in when I spotted some beef hot dogs in the fridge. Ok, so I really don’t think I have it but I SWEAR when I work on the blog I do – I cannot seem to stay working on one single thing without having to switch to something else. Doesn’t matter, apparently it all gets done.
Although I know that pretzel wrapped hot dogs are definitely not a new thing, we haven’t made them in this house before and I made the most fantastic dipping sauce with Dijon mustard and pepperjack cheese.
Oh, and cayenne.
I’m aaallllllllll about some cayenne. It’s like happy sprinkles. With a little kick.
My husband would disagree about the sauce because he hates mustard. There’s something so wrong with that – he just doesn’t like to venture out when it comes to eating. He did, however, LOVE the pretzel dogs. Well, ok, he is more adventurous when it comes to sushi than I am.
But, still. I don’t get anybody not liking mustard.
Anyway, please keep in mind that I did not go for perfect “form” when making these – but I’m sure there’s a way to. I just wrapped the dough around the hot dog and made sure all the dough was sealed tightly.
I’ve made several different types of cheese sauces, and I really think that the sauce always comes out better when I buy the cheese in block form and grate it myself. I don’t know why; maybe it’s the preservatives?
This cheese sauce could be used in so many ways. I’ve already thought about stuffing burgers with it, using it as a dip for french fries and putting it on chicken breasts. My favorite idea is to make a double batch, adding some Italian sausage or ground beef and diced tomatoes to make a queso dip. OMG.