Do not be afraid of the hamdog. If you follow my simple steps, you can easily tame this mythical beast.
Step 1: Assemble your ingredients.
Step 2: Cook your hot dogs. Remember, garbage in, garbage out. So spring for the good stuff.
Step 3: Place 1/4 pound hamburger on a sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Using a rolling pin, shape the meat into 1/4 inch thick square patty.
Step 4: Coat the hot dog in a thin layer of cornstarch to encourage sticking. Place a piece of cheese on the meat, place the hot dog almost to the edge of the beef.
Step 5: Roll up snuggly, using the paper to help tighten. Close up the ends.
Step 6: Wrap tightly in bacon. It will take 3 pieces of bacon. Insert skewers to facilitate moving the hamdog around.
Step 7: Mix breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dredge the formed hamdog in the breadcrumb mixture.
Step 8: Place the hamdog on a rack over a lined sheet pan.
Step 9: Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Step 10: Eat. But get bigger buns.
If you follow my easy steps, you too can experience the artery clogging goodness of the hamdog. Just don't use ketchup on perfection.
It is surprisingly good. Traditionally, this might be served with chili and a fried egg, but trust me... it's enough as it is.