Saturday, April 23, 2022

Pretzel Dogs Recipe

Pretzel Dogs Recipe

I’ve had these pretzel dogs bookmarked for ages, and even though I’m not technically sure if they qualify as pigs in a blanket, I’m going with it.

Pretzel Dogs

These were a lot quicker to put together than I expected. Yes, the pretzel dough involves yeast, but even if you’re not 100% comfortable working with yeast, this is a super simple dough – promise. You toss all of the ingredients into your stand mixer, let it work its magic for about 5 minutes and you’re rewarded with a smooth shiny dough. (You could definitely do this by hand too, if you don’t have a stand mixer.) Let it rise (it needs less than an hour) then you’re ready to shape and roll around the hot dogs. After a quick dip in a baking soda bath and a few minutes in the oven, you have pretzel dogs!

I’ve yet to meet a soft pretzel I didn’t love, and these were no exception. Soft and chewy, topped with a liberal coating of salt and wrapped around our favorite hot dogs – they were completely irresistible! I actually made the full amount of dough, but only wrapped half as many hot dogs as the recipe called for.

By Tracey

Pretzel Dogs

pretzels adapted from Alton Brown



  • 22 oz (about 4 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (about 110 F)
  • 2 oz (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted

  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 8 hot dogs, halved
  • 1 large egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water (for egg wash)
  • pretzel salt or coarse salt


Add the flour, sugar, salt, yeast, water, and butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Mix on low speed until the dough comes into a rough ball. Knead on low speed for about 5 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic (it should pull away from the sides of the bowl). Transfer the dough to a large bowl that’s been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise for about 50 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 450 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine the 10 cups of water and the baking soda in a large stockpot or roasting pan and bring to a boil.

Meanwhile, turn the dough out onto your work surface. Divide it into 16 equal pieces. Working with one piece at a time, roll the dough into approximately a 12-inch rope. Wrap the rope around one halved hot dog – be sure to pinch the ends very well to seal (to reduce the likelihood that the dough unravels when you boil in the next step). Repeat with the remaining pieces of dough until you’ve wrapped all of the dogs.

One at a time, boil the pretzel dogs in the baking soda/water mixture for 30 seconds, transferring them to a wire rack afterward using a slotted spoon or spider strainer. Repeat with all 16 pretzel dogs. Transfer the dogs to the parchment-lined baking sheets. Brush them with the egg wash and sprinkle with the pretzel salt.

Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the pretzels are golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve with mustard or your favorite dipping sauce.

Makes 16 pretzel dogs.

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