Three different versions of baked hot dogs! Truly one of the best ways to make hot dogs! I make them this way even over grilling them some days!
For tator tots: 1) Start cooking frozen tater tots at 425 degrees F. They will need to bake for 35-40 minutes to get very crispy which is longer than most of the products will recommend but leads to a crispier tot.
2) Season the tots with the spice mix of your choice. I prefer seasoned salt.
3) For hot dogs, start them off in a frying pan on medium-high heat. If they are dry, add just a bit of olive oil to the party. After about 5 minutes, they will look delicious.
4) Once dogs are seared, cut up some cheese. Any cheese will do. I prefer cheddar.
5) Put your preferred cheese in your bun, then put your dog in the bun, then put the whole package in the oven for 5-10 minutes. The cheese will melt and the bun will get crispy. It will be fantastic.
You can top dogs with whatever toppings you like. I have some ideas in the post.