10 Ways to Use Hot Dog Buns
In this day and age a hot dog is rarely seen without its mate, the hot dog bun. Whether your having a bbq at home, going to a sports game, or a day at the fair, hot dogs and their buns are a perfect pair.Hot dog buns can be bought at most grocery stores and are a staple in many households. They come in a variety of packages and normally contain eight buns.
There are many stories of how the hot dog bun originated. Some say it originates from the 1904 St.Louis, Mo World Fair. It is said that a Bavarian concessionaire named Anton Feuchtwanger, was serving hot dogs there. He was handing out white gloves so buyers wouldn't burn their hands. Anton noticed he wasen't getting the gloves back and asked his brother, a baker, for help. His brother created rolls that the hot dogs could fit in, which we now call a hot dog bun. There is also another story that goes back to the 1800's, of a street vendor selling sausages, and rolls.
We all know that hot dog buns are made for hot dogs, but what else can you do with them. Most people have had extra hot dog buns at some time in their life.What about that extra pack or two from the bbq, Super Bowl, or birthday party? You could freeze them up to a month in the freezer and then thaw on your counter. Freezing can be easy, but what about making something new? Instead of taking up freezer space and possibly forgetting you have them, you can make a new recipe that is easy and delicious!
Do you normally have extra hot dog buns?
Hot Dog Bun Recipes
- Garlic Bread
Split your hot dog buns in half. Combine melted butter, garlic powder, Italian seasoning or parsley together, and brush over each piece of hot dog bun. The amounts will depend on how many hot dog buns you are using. A basic recipe for two hot dog buns (four pieces of bread) would be 1/2 stick butter melted, 1Tbsp garlic powder, and a 1/2 tsp of dried parsley or Italian seasoning, which is optional. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, ot until toasted.
2. Meatball Subs
Start out by toasting or warming each hot dog bun. Fill each bun with meatballs covered in marinara sauce. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and put under your oven broiler until the cheese is melted.
3. Cinnamon Sticks
Split your hot dog buns in half and cover each bun with melted butter. Then sprinkle each bun with cinnamon, and sugar, and bake for 8 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
4. Breakfast Boats
Make scrambled eggs with your choice of ham, sausage, or bacon. Place your eggs and meat into toasted, or untoasted hot dog buns, and top with your choice of cheese, salt, pepper, onions, etc.
5. Pint-Size Pizza
Split each hot dog bun in half and top with pizza or marinara sauce. Add mozzarella cheese and your choice of toppings. Spray or oil a sheet pan and heat your pizzas for 8-12 minutes at 400 degrees.
6. Overnight French Toast
8 Hot dog Buns (split in half)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter (melted)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Mix your eggs, milk, and cinnamon is a bowl. Place your melted butter in you 13 x 9 pan and add your buns. Pour your egg mixture over your buns, cover and refrigerate overnight, or six hours. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and cook your french toast uncovered for 30-40 minutes. After cooling for 10 minutes, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
7. Bacon & Cheese Buns
Split each hot dog bun in half and butter each piece. Cover in your choice of cheese, bacon bits, or fresh chopped bacon. Broil on low in oven until melted.
8. Tuna Melt
Make tuna salad and add to each hot dog bun. Sprinkle cheddar or provolone over tuna salad. You can also add some chopped chives or green onions, on top for flavor.Heat in microwave or 350 degree oven until cheese is melted.
9. PB & J
Create a tasty new way to eat peanut butter and jelly. Adults and children alike will enjoy eating them this way. Spread peanut butter on one side of the bun and jelly on the other. Enjoy!
4 Hot Dog Buns (chopped in cubes)
1/4 cup butter melted
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Split buns in half and brush each side with melted butter.Sprinkle with garlic, pepper(optional), and place on a sheet pan. Bake for 15 minutes until toasted and brown. Store in a covered container.