Wrap Your Wiener, Seriously…

If you’ve never wrapped your wiener, you should. It is the best thing, or at least one of the better things that have came through this house this summer. My wife has always talked about going to her grandma’s cottage when she was young. She would be called in for lunch up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the summer months, and her and her sisters would rush in, and say “oh… hot dogs!” and their grandma would say “nope, their wieners!”. Ever since then, when I mention hot dogs, or wieners, I stand corrected in some way or another. Here is what I know. Hot dogs are the stuff you buy in packages, typically Oscar Mayer. Wieners on the other hand are what you purchase from the deli.

Bacon Wrapper WienerHere is my take on the difference between the hot dog and the wiener. The wiener tastes better and has more of ‘snap’ when biting into it. Hot dogs on the other hand, are simply easy to cook and have less of a snap, still delicious, salt, and fun for most everyone if you get past the fact that they are ‘lips and assholes’ from the pig. 🙂

Anyway, I love both the wiener and the hot dog. Regardless, this past week, I had a serious craving for a chicago hot dog. So, I put it in place, however this time, I did it with a twist. I started off with wieners, however, I wrapped them with a slice of bacon. Bacon, you ask? Yes, bacon. The thing that makes pork or whatever a wiener is, even better, TRUST ME.

Take a wiener, wrap it in bacon, and cook it on the grill. Heck, wrap several of them because, TRUST ME, you will want another one. Once the bacon cooks on the grill over medium to low heat, butter up (optional) some fresh buns, and place them on the grill for a few minutes; careful not to burn.

Bacon Wrapper WienerOnce you are ready to place, take the wieners and buns off the grill. Here is how I had mine. The kids and my wife set theirs up differently.

Bacon wrapped wiener on a bun.
Thin slice of cheese on the side
Mustard, Ketchup
Fresh tomato
TRUST ME. Wrap your wiener from here on out. It is worth it.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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