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Smoked Spiral Hot Dogs

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Author Mike



  • Working one at a time, slide the skewer through the center of a dog, lengthwise. If you get it crooked just carefully pull it back and try again. I've found that laying the hot dog on a counter and sliding the skewer in while keeping it perfectly horizontal helps. Alternatively you can buy a hot dog spiralizer. See the post text for more information.
  • Take a sharp knife and starting at one end, slice into the dog until you hit the skewer while keeping a 30-45 degree angle. Rotate the dog until you've sliced all the way to the other end. Don't worry if they aren't perfect and don't worry if you have to sacrifice a dog or two until you get them the way you want them. Remove the skewer and slice the remaining hot dogs.
  • Place dogs into a container. Add the marinade and refrigerate while you fire up your smoker for 250 F using a light wood such as hickory or maple.
  • Transfer the dogs onto the smoker and smoke for 1 hour.
  • Remove dogs and serve on buns with your favorite toppings.