How long do you boil hot dogs? Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add 1 hot dog. Boil uncovered for 4 to 6 minutes, until the hot dog has plumped up on all sides. Remove with tongs and drain on a paper-towel-lined plate.
Should you boil hot dogs? Avoid boiling your hot dogs.
Though they may look pink, most hot dogs are actually already cooked and technically ready to eat right out of the package. This means that boiling them for ages before throwing them on the grill is probably unnecessary, and it can suck the flavor right out of your dogs.
How long do you boil a Weiner for a hot dog? Fill a medium saucepan or skillet with the water and place over high heat (medium heat if using beer). Once the liquid is boiling, carefully add the hot dogs using kitchen tongs to avoid splashes. Boil 5 minutes for refrigerated dogs or 10 minutes for frozen dogs. For jumbo size wieners, add 3 minutes extra.
Why do people boil their hot dogs? Grilled hot dogs, with their deep flavor and light charring, are tastier than their boiled counterparts. That said, boiled hot dogs are plump and much more tender, but they need condiments to make up for the blander flavor. Each method, as you see, has its advantages and disadvantages.