Hot Slaw Dogs Recipe

Hot Slaw Dogs Recipe

[Photographs: 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.

  • Yield:Serves 4 to 8
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes


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


  1. 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. 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.