Betty Crocker Hot Dog Cheesies recipe is very reminiscent of today’s Pinterest recipe for the Crescent Hot Dog and Cheese filled Cresent Rolls recipe we see being dubbed “Kid Friendly”; except it involves plain white bread instead of the crescent roll.Have you ever noticed many of the recipes we often think are new and trendy are actually spin-offs of recipes from our parent’s era?
Would I make this for my children today? I am going to have to answer this with not likely, Why you ask? Now before I answer this and get in hot water with a few of you parents for being a food snob, I don’t eat white bread or American cheese. I hate the way American cheese tastes and the way white bread feels in my mouth. Nothing personal directed at any parents, no babbling about nutrition no no’s; I just don’t like either or ingredient.
However, if I could change a few ingredients I would make this. What would I change? I’m glad you asked. I would go for a soft rye or pumpernickel, lacy Swiss cheese, and all beef hot dogs. You bet your bottom dollar that I would make in a heartbeat.
Would you make this for your children? If so would you change anything? What would you change about the McCall’s 1979 Hot Dog Cheesies? Let me know, I love hearing from you all and look forward to reading your comments and suggestions.
Betty Crocker Hot Dog Cheesies
- 8 frankfurters (hot dogs)
- 8 slices of bread
- softened butter
- prepared mustard
- 8 slices of American cheese
- plus 1/4 of a cup melted butter
Directions for recipe
- Drop into a saucepan of boiling water (2 cups) 8 frankfurters
Lower heat; cover and simmer 5 to 8 minutes
- Spread 1 side of 8 slices bread with soft butter, prepared mustard
- Place bread slices on baking sheet.
- Top each slice with 1 slice process American cheese
- Place a frankfurter on top of each cheese slice. Fold over to make a triangle shape. Fasten with wooden picks. Melt in a small pan over low heat 1/4 cup butter.
- Brush each triangle with the melted butter.
- Set control to broil and/or 550°.
- Broil sandwiches with tops 4 to5 inches from heat about 2 minutes or until golden brown, 8 servings.
Serve with mugs of piping hot vegetable soup.