Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs!

I made these for this year’s Superbowl party and they were such a huge hit! Friends gobbled it up so quickly because they were seriously so so good. I normally am a HUGE pretzel fan- I loveeee soft pretzels dipped in nacho cheese at ball games, Costco, or amusement parks. I love the doughy and salty taste to it. It originated in Europe, most likely in Germany because “pretzel” comes from the German word “brezel.” Its defined by its signature twisted loop shape and comes in hard and soft kinds. The loop is said to also be a functional design for easy hanging for sale. It has particular significance in the Catholic Church according to wiki because its associated with Lent and Easter because the faithful can’t eat such things like eggs, milk, dairy, or lard during Lent. Boiling the pretzel dough in baking soda water helps make it that brown color.

Spirited outfits!

Because they were such a huge hit, when 4th of July came along and I was to go to a picnic at Dolores Park, I figured one of the best finger foods and also filling would be these damn good pretzel dogs. I made the dough in the morning for it to rise by noon. Just as I expected, the hot dogs were a huge hit, along with all the other delicious food at the picnic. Everyone really went all out!

Beautiful 4th! So HOT in SF! 🙂

Pretzels are best eaten the day of they are made, so grab a friend, a beer, and nom on these delicious homemade pretzel dogs!

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