Grandpa’s Mexican Hotdogs
Updated: Jul 31, 2021
Nothing motorcycles or skateboarding about this recipe, this was just purely one from my childhood. This recipe is my take on something my Grandfather would make when I was a kid. We would come down to Northern California as kids to visit Grandma and Grandpa. One of the things I’ll never forget is waking up early on a weekend, loading up in the truck, and spending the day fishing with Grandpa. Sometimes we caught fish, sometimes we didn’t. On the times we didn’t Grandpa would usually make a big platter of these. He called them Mexican Hotdogs, no clue where the name came from, if he made it up or got it from somewhere. But these remind me of such happy memories growing up that I wanted to share them with all of you. They are super easy to make, and delicious!
What you will need;
Hot dogs (I prefer to use hot links for that extra spice)
Tortillas (I use corn, but flour is a bit easier to work with since they are larger)
Your favorite cheese (slices are easier to work with but I really enjoy the flavor of the Rustic Cut Mexican Blend)
Your favorite hot sauce, we used our Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce
These are super easy and quick to make and you’re going to want to prep a big plate of these because once they hit the oil, things move fast. If you have a deep fryer or air fryer this will be much easier, but if you don’t that’s totally fine you can still fry them in a pan.
Pour a “healthy” amount of olive oil into your pan and heat it up.
Prep your hotdogs begin by butterfly slicing the hot dogs down the middle, making sure not to cut them completely through.
Grab your cheese and put it in the hotdog, closing it up as much as possible.
Roll your hotdog in the tortilla like a burrito, don’t close the ends you want the oil to get inside
Push a toothpick through the tortilla and hotdog to keep it from opening in the oil. (this is where flour tortillas are much easier than corn)
Carefully place your hotdogs into your hot oil and fry them, turning over to each side to give it a golden brown crisp.
Once the tortilla has a golden brown color and the cheese is melted, remove from the oil and place on a plate with a paper towel to cool
After cooling for about 10 minutes they are ready to eat!
Squeeze a lime over the top and dip in your favorite hot sauce before eating for a delicious mix of flavors
These super easy Mexican Hotdogs are great for making something fun for the kids, or a quick meal when you don’t want to cook an extravagant dinner. Change it up at your next party or cook out by serving these instead of regular hotdogs in buns with ketchup, trust me people will love them!