Grilled Spiral Franks

Grilled Spiral Franks

A fun grilled frank recipe with the frank spiral cut and served in a roll with ketchup and mustard. Recipe developed by George Duran

  • 30 Prep Time (minutes)
  • 30 Total Time (minutes)
  • 5 Ingredients
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  • PAM® Grilling Spray
  • 4 Hebrew National® Beef Franks
  • 4 bamboo skewers, soaked
  • 4 hot dog rolls, warmed
  • 1/4 cup Hunt's® Tomato Ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons Gulden's® Spicy Brown Mustard


  1. Spray cold grate of gas grill with grilling spray. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Meanwhile, carefully thread franks on skewers. To make spiral cut with paring knife, carefully cut down side of each frank while rotating skewer the entire length of the frank. Slightly pull frank apart to expose spiral shape.
  2. Grill 5 minutes or until franks are hot, turning occasionally. Remove franks from skewers. Place franks in rolls; add ketchup and mustard.

Cooking Tips

Soak bamboo skewers in water at least 30 minutes before using. Serve Alexia® Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries with the grilled franks.

Nutrition Info

  • 289 Calories
  • 16g Total Fat
  • 10g Protein

Serving Size: 4 servings (1 sandwich each)

Complete Nutrition Information

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14 reviews for Grilled Spiral Franks

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  • 4

    Instead of ketchup - use dill pickle relish and sliced onions - and mustard, of course. Yum!! Hebrew National are the best hot dogs. The very best.

    , May 26, 2016

  • 3

    Skewering the hot dogs to make a spiral dog is not explained properly. Insert a metal skewer into the center of the hot dog. Take a knife and make a spiral cut from top to bottom so the blade of the knife touches the skewer as you cut. Go back to the top of the hot dog and rotate it 1/3 of the way. Make another spiral cut trying to stay the same 1/3 distance away from the first cut. Repeat this step one more time. Remove the skewer and put the hotdog on the grill. Rotate it so that it gets a nice char on all those exposed edges as it cooks. This spiral cut will also completely expose the inside of the hot dog allowing the mustard or (Heaven forbid, ketchup) along with any toppings to get inside the dog instead of falling out of the sandwich bun. MANGIA!

    , May 25, 2016

  • 5

    Great idea. The grand kids loved it as did the adults. I used metal skewers. They slide out easier although they heat up on the grill.Use a light touch with the knife to avoid damaging the cutting edge. May dull the blade a little but that's why God gave us knife steels.

    , May 18, 2016

  • 5

    never have a hotdog good like that

    , February 10, 2016

  • 5

    to Mickie it clearly says remove franks from the skewers learn to read before you criticize and to bear any normal person puts ketchup on a hot dog the recepie is to tell you how to make it spiral cut not how to make a filet mignon so quit complainging and shut up. this overall idea seems cool and worth a try. not a ketchup or french fry advertisement if you dont like ketchup dont put it on, its that simple you dont need to post about it. thanks for the great idea hebrew national i will give it a shot

    , July 31, 2014

  • 4

    I find it easier to lay a whole batch of dogs on a cutting board close together, make angled slices across all the dogs at once. Roll them all a 1/4 turn and slice again, repeat this till all 4 side are shallow sliced and TADA a whole batch of spiral cut dogs ready to be grilled to perfection. I usually sprinkle with my favorite seasoning after slicing is complete and roll the dogs back and forth forcing the seasoning into the slices.

    , July 31, 2014

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Nutrition Information close
Amount per Serving
Calories 289  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 16 g 24%
Saturated fat 6 g 31%
Cholesterol 24 MG 8%
Sodium 858 MG 36%
Carbohydrate 28 g 9%
Dietary fiber 1 g 4%
Sugars 7 g
Protein 10 g
Vitamin A   0%
Vitamin C   1%
Calcium   7%
Iron   12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.