Monday, June 25, 2007

Sesame Hot Dogs

Prep/Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

8 hot dogs
1/4 cup sharp American cheese spread
1 tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (16 ounces)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup sesame seeds

Make a lengthwise slit in each hot dog, 3/4 of the way through the hot dog. Spread cheese into pockets. Roll each biscuit into a 5 inch circle; wrap one around each hot dog. Brush with butter and roll in sesame seeds.

Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. bake at 425 for 11-1 minutes or until golden brown.

Tips and Tricks
In place of cheese spread, insert thinly sliced cheese into the hot dogs. Use whatever cheese you have on hand. Find sesame seeds in the Asian foods section of the grocery store.
Make It Healthier
Hot dogs will probably never qualify as a healthy food, but you can minimize the processed foods. Use hot dogs that are 100% beef or turkey. Substitute regular cheese for the processed cheese spread. Use low-fat biscuits. Use trans-fat free spread in place of the butter.
How Kids Can Help
Stuff pockets with cheese. Wrap in biscuits and roll in sesame seeds.

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