Hot Slaw Dogs Recipe

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Your hot dog needs some cool, creamy, and tangy slaw.

Note: To warm hot dog buns, either place on a large plate, cover with paper towel, and microwave until hot (20 to 30 seconds), or toast in a dry skillet over medium-low heat, turning and flipping occasionally until warmed through and lightly toasted. One batch of Creamy Cole Slaw will produce enough slaw to top dogs and serve on the side.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 4 to 8 servings

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  • 8 hot dogs, preferably natural casing
  • 8 warm hot dog buns (see note)
  • mustard (optional)
  • 1 recipe Creamy Cole Slaw (see note)


  1. Place hot dogs in a skillet and top with warm water. Place over high heat and bring to a simmer. Let hot dogs simmer until lightly plumped, about 1 minute. Drain water and return skillet to heat. Cook, turning hot dogs occasionally, until lightly colored on each side, about 5 minutes total.

  2. Place cooked hot dogs in warmed buns. Top with mustard if desired. Top with cole slaw. Serve immediately with extra cole slaw on the side.

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