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Did you know the fastest way to cook a hot dog is in Microwave? Learn how long to microwave a hot dog so that it comes out perfectly every time (and to prevent exploding!)
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Microwave Hot Dogs

Did you know the fastest way to cook a hot dog is in Microwave? Learn how long to microwave a hot dog so that it comes out perfectly every time (and to prevent exploding!)
Cuisine American
Keyword How Long to Microwave Hot Dogs
Servings 2
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 2 hot dogs of choice
  • 2 hot dog buns
  • 1 tablespoon cold water or broth

Instructions

  • Preheat or toast your buns using the microwave, oven or skillet. Keep warm.
  • Take two large sheets of paper towel and dampen with the cold water or broth.
  • Wrap the hot dogs loosely in the paper towel and place on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Place in the microwave and close the door. Microwave on full power for 30 seconds (or 45 seconds for a small microwave or 20 seconds for a powerful microwave).
  • Open the door and check if the hot dog is heated through, taking care as it may be hot.
  • Repeat in 20 second intervals until the hot dog is to your liking. Note: jumbo dogs will take considerably more time than standard size dogs.
  • Place the hot dogs into the warm buns and add your favorite toppings.

Notes

  • How Long to Microwave a Hot Dog: Times will vary as follows:
    • Two hot dogs: 50 seconds total (2 minutes for jumbo dogs)
    • Three hot dogs: 1 minute 15 seconds (3 minutes for jumbo dogs)
    • Four hot dogs: 1 minute 30 seconds (4 minutes for jumbo dogs)
    • Five hot dogs: 2 minutes (5 minutes for jumbo dogs)
    • Six hot dogs: 2 minutes 30 seconds (6 minutes for jumbo dogs)
Adjust the times above up or down based on a weaker or stronger microwave oven.