How long do you boil a hot dog? 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.
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.
Is boiling hot dogs better? 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.
Why should you not boil hot dogs? I just prefer a hot dog to have a little more char and plumpness. Actually, char and plumpness is an elusive combination. When you boil them, they’re plumper but tend to be soggy and lacking flavor.