Hot dogs are the official food of summer. Slightly charred, nestled into a squishy bun, and topped with yellow mustard is classic and delicious—no one can argue with that. But let’s face it: some of us have grill fatigue! Maybe you don’t even own a grill (like me, living that apartment life), or just want to step up your hot dog game. Our easy answer: pretzel it!
Pigs in a pretzel are the perfect app for a crowd. And they’re so simple. Seriously, all you need are mini franks and a can of refrigerated biscuit dough. Cut each biscuit into quarters, flatten the dough slightly, then wrap around the dogs. Psst, you could totally turn these minis into a killer main event by keeping the biscuits whole and using regular sized hot dogs…
Either way, the next step is to prepare a baking soda bath. This process transforms your biscuits into pretzels, giving them that classic deep golden, shiny exterior you’re looking for. *Science!* Place on a greased baking sheet, sprinkle with coarse salt, and you’re ready to bake.
While your pigs are in the oven, it’s time to make the cheese sauce. You could definitely opt for mustard here, but IMO, this sultry sauce really takes this app to the next level. Because everything’s better with cheddar!