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End of Summer Favorites: Let’s Celebrate with an AutoFry Recipe!

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The end of Summer is fast approaching, so we thought we would celebrate with one of our favorite Summer menu items, the hotdog! We put together a bit of history, and a tasty AutoFry recipe that we just know you are going to love.

Now, the exact origin is disputed, but it is widely believed that German immigrants played a significant role in popularizing this iconic street food. Sausages, similar to the modern hotdog, were a familiar part of German cuisine. In the 1860s, these sausages, often made from pork and beef, began to appear in buns, likely inspired by the traditional German dish "Frankfurter Wurstchen." The term "frankfurter" itself is believed to have originated from Frankfurt, Germany.

Over time, variations of the hotdog gained popularity across the United States, with regional differences in ingredients and toppings, ultimately making it a quintessential American fast-food staple. Today, there are a million and one ways to serve up a hotdog, so we wanted to share one of our favorite recipes with all of you! We really think this recipe takes these hand-held beauties to a WHOLE DIFFERENT LEVEL, and can’t wait for you to try them for yourselves.

Check out our recipe for Spicy BLT Dogs below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Spicy BLT Dogs

Cook Time:2 Minutes (Shake Feature 15 second intervals)

Ingredients:BLT Dog Ingredients

  • 2- 4 Hotdogs
  • 2-4 Hotdog rolls
  • 2- 4 Thinly sliced bacon
  • 1/3 Cup of mayo
  • 1 Tbsp. sriracha sauce
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • 6-8 Slices of tomato
  • ½ Cup shredded lettuce


  • Score each hotdog in three places.
  • Using a toothpick to secure one end of a bacon strip to one end of a hotdog.
  • Wrap the bacon around the hotdog in a spiral pattern until you reach the end.
  • Using another toothpick, secure the remaining ends.
  • Repeat until all dogs are wrapped.
  • Place bacon-wrapped hotdogs into the AutoFry food entry chute.
  • Close the door, and dump the hotdogs into the oil.
  • Set timer for 3 minutes and press start.
  • Once the cooking time has ended, the freshly fried bacon-wrapped hotdogs will dispense into your pan.
  • In a small bowl mix together mayo, sriracha, and chili powder.
  • Place a hotdog into each hotdog roll.
  • Top each dog with equal parts lettuce. tomato, and spicy mayo.Spicy BLT Hotdog
  • Serve with fries, onion rings, or tater tots.

Well, what do you think?! If you haven't tried a deep-fried hotdog you are truly missing out. This is hands-down, a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Deep-frying your franks with AutoFry will create a dining experience that will keep your guests coming back time and time again! 

Hungry for more? Click below to download our AutoFry Recipe Book for tons of delicious inspiration! 

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