We rarely have hotdogs and we had some leftover from the weekend. I decided to cook a hotdog for my lunch. I didn’t have any hotdog buns though. I had only hamburger buns. I wasn’t in the mood to use loaf bread for my hotdog bun and I almost decided not to cook one…
Then I remembered how we used to have quite a bit of fun making hotdog-burgers when I was a little girl. It was such a fun idea and the memories of those days of yore brought a smile to my heart.
*I changed the name of my hotdog-burger to ‘Caterpillar Burger’. Back in 2012, my blogging buddy Tina suggested it and that’s what I’ve called it ever since. Thanks Tina! 🙂
Here’s a set of pictures I took, as I fixed the hotdog,
to share with you, in case you may want to do this too.Down the length of the hotdog, carefully
cut slits a bit more than halfway through.Place the hotdog in a pan of water
on the stove at med high heat.
Heat water to a full rolling boil.Allow it to boil for a few minutes until
the hotdog bends as far as it seems it will.
Carefully remove hotdog from pan of water
and allow to drain on a paper towel or cloth. If need be, Carefully, bend the hotdog into a circle.
Place hotdog on a hamburger bun. You can enjoy it like this or go to the next step.
Place a slice of cheese on top of the hotdog. You can enjoy it like this or go to the next step.
Place bun on a microwavable safe dish,
microwave for a few seconds until the
cheese is just melted over the hotdog. Allow the hotdog to set until
it’s cool enough to safely eat.
Add chili, mustard or ketchup or
your favorite relish and enjoy.
Tah-dah! And there you have it folks a ‘Caterpillar Burger’.
Happy Creative Cooking!
*I don’t know if microwaved hotdogs will cook and bend in a circle, I’ve never tried them.