Do you love grilled hot dogs as much as I do? But what if you get that craving for one and you can’t fire up the grill? Boiling them is ok as well when you’re in a pinch for time, but it does seem to lack flavor. I found that the next best thing to grilling them, is put those little babies in the air fryer. They come out really tasty and it takes no time at all to have them on the table. Pair this with my hot dog chili and you have one great, flavorful dog. My hubby even approved and went for seconds.
Here’s how to cook them in the air fryer:
Preheat the air fryer by running it at 400° for 5 minutes.
Place the hot dogs in the air fryer in an even layer.
Cook for 3 minutes and then shake the basket. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
Cooking times may vary depending on the size and the brand, so make sure to check them around the 3 minute mark. I sacrificed a few hot dogs by not doing this.
Remove hot dogs and place in buns. These are also great cut up and cooked in scrambled eggs.