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"This One" Delicious Air Fryer Hot Dogs {Recipe & Video}

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Air fryer hot dogs who knew!!! If you're looking for a sure-fire way to make perfect hot dogs every time, then cooking them in an air fryer is the ticket.

Cooking hot dogs in air fryer equals hot dogs that are juicy on the inside with tight, snappy exterior which are how hot dogs are supposed to be done!

Hot dogs are cooked quickly in less than 10 minutes and ready to eat immediately whether it's for gameday like the Super Bowl or March Madness or just for your normal weeknight family dinner.

three hot dogs on a white plate

Beats and Eats (music to pair with air fryer hot dogs)

Hot Dogs are simple (it's meat and a bun after all) but fully customizable in so many different ways. In Chicago there are rules to hot dog making kinda like Texas has its rules for chili.

Despite all of this, everybody has their own particular way they like theirs. Diamond D's "This One" captures that raw, emotional love we all carry for that one hot dog style. For me it's a beef hot dog on a plain bun topped with mustard, relish, and sport peppers.

Air Fryer Hot Dog Ingredients

Beef Hot DogsHot Dog BunsHot Dog ToppingsOlive Oil

How To Cook Hot Dogs in Air Fryer (step by step)

It's really pretty simple to make hot dogs, as it should be. Whether you boil, grill, cook on a stick, an air fryer is just as simple, but involves fewer variables.

Step 1

Pre-heat the air fryer to 400 degrees F

Step 2

Add the hot dogs leaving adequate space between each. Cook for 4-6 minutes depending on hot dog size. Smaller, thinner dogs require less time.

Step 3

Brush the inside of the buns with olive oil. Place on baking sheet smooth side down and broil at 450 degrees for 2-3 minutes depending on how brown and toasty you want them.

Step 4

Assemble your hot dogs however you prefer.

three hot dogs on a white plate

Air Fryer Hot Dogs Cooking Considerations and Tips

I used simple and plain beef hot dogs, but feel free to your preferred meat of choice. Bratwurst, andouille sausage, chorizo, Beyond the Meat sausage, etc. all work similarly but will vary on cook time.

Toasting your bun is optional, as is how you toast it. I go with simple brush of olive oil and then toast under the broiler. Broiling can be a scary proposition for some because it's easy to burn the buns if you're not paying attention.

Be as creative or simple in your toppings selection as you prefer. I had fun this go around using different condiments and topping combination based on what I had available. I keep things like pickled red onions, pico de gallo, fancy hot sauce, and zhoug sauce on hand most of the time. I had leftover West African Suya seasoning from the beef suya I had made a few days earlier. For more topping ideas try eat this not that.

Serve Air Fryer Hot Dogs with french fries, cole slaw, broccolini, or baked beans.

Frequently Asked Questions About Air Fryer Hot Dogs

What kind of air fryer do you use?

I use a Nu Wave 8 quart air fryer. It's the ideal size for both cooking and storage. I also prefer the front-loading style that makes it convenient to load and unload food.

Are air fryer hot dogs good?

Of course they are. They're as good or better than hot dogs cooked any typical way. The texture created from air fryer cooking is a definite advantage to normal cooking.

Can You Air Fry Frozen Hot Dogs?

Yes, you definitely can. It involves a few different steps, but it is still pretty simple. Using the sharp point of a knife cut a few shallow slits into the hot dogs. Air fry at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes.

Can you air fry hot dog buns?

Yes, and I do from time to time. You only need about 1 minute. If you want you can even cook it along with the hot dogs during the last minute of hot dog cook time.

For other recipes try these:

Andouille Sausage Dogs

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Andouille

Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese

Grilled BLT Sandwich

Smoked Rib Sandwich

Fried Bologna Sandwich

Air Fryer Brats

Smoked Burger

three hot dogs on a white plate

Air Fryer Hot Dogs

Juicy hot dogs cooked in an air fryer for easy game day meal or family weeknight dinner.
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 All Beef Hot Dogs
  • 4 Hot dog buns
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

Step 1

  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 400 degrees F

Step 2

  • Add the hot dogs leaving adequate space between each. Cook for 4-6 minutes depending on hot dog size. Smaller, thinner dogs require less time.

Step 3

  • Brush the inside of the buns with olive oil. Place on baking sheet smooth side down and broil at 450 degrees for 2-3 minutes depending on how brown and toasty you want them.

Step 4

  • Assemble your hot dogs however you prefer.

Video

YouTube video

Notes

I used simple and plain beef hot dogs, but feel free to your preferred meat of choice. Bratwurst, andouille sausage, chorizo, Beyond the Meat sausage, etc. all work similarly but will vary on cook time.
Toasting your bun is optional, as is how you toast it. I go with simple brush of olive oil and then toast under the broiler. Broiling can be a scary proposition for some because it's easy to burn the buns if you're not paying attention.
Be as creative or simple in your toppings selection as you prefer. I had fun this go around using different condiments and topping combination based on what I had available. I keep things like pickled red onions, pico de gallo, fancy hot sauce, and zhoug sauce on hand most of the time. I had leftover West African Suya seasoning from the beef suya I had made a few days earlier. For more topping ideas try eat this not that.
Serve Air Fryer Hot Dogs with french fries, cole slaw, or baked beans.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 674mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg
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Recipe Rating




Heidy

Monday 28th of March 2022

I made your Air-fryer hot dogs for the kids, and they loved them so much they asked me to make them again this week. The flavor was outstanding. Much better than boiled hotdogs!

Silvia

Sunday 27th of March 2022

I have never thought about using my air fryer for hotdogs! I usually boil them, no more!

Katie Crenshaw

Sunday 27th of March 2022

This was my first time cooking hotdogs in the Air Fryer. They turned out great! This is definitely an easy way to cook them!

Dennis Littley

Saturday 26th of March 2022

This is the best way to make hot dogs when you don't want to grill! They came out OMG delicious!

Liz

Friday 25th of March 2022

I started cooking hot dogs in our air fryer, and love the outcome! Gives the hot dogs a grilled taste!