Eclair Hot Dogs

Serves:
8 Hot Dogs
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
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Eclair Hot Dogs: Normally Eclairs are thought of as a dessert, but the dough works fantastically in the savory world also. Believe it or not these aren't that hard to make and WOW are they good. A total winner! | macheesmo.com
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Helpful Equipment:

stand mixer

Normally Eclairs are thought of as a dessert, but the dough works fantastically in the savory world also. Believe it or not these aren’t that hard to make and WOW are they good. A total winner!

Ingredients

Choux Pastry:

1 cup water
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup bread flour
4 large eggs

Other Ingredients:

8 hot dogs
Egg Wash (1 egg + 1 Tbsp. water)
Sesame seeds
Diced onion
Diced pickles
Ketchup
Mustard

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a medium pot add water, butter, and salt and heat until butter is melted. Then turn heat down to low and stir in flour with a wooden spoon. Stir for 3-4 minutes over low heat until the dough is in a single ball that’s shiny and soft and not sticky at all. There should be a very thin film on the bottom of the pan. A spoon should stick straight up in the dough.
  2. Transfer the dough to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes just to cool down the dough. Then add eggs one at a time. Finished choux dough should almost hold its shape. If you pick it up with the paddle, it should hold a “V” shape.
  3. Transfer dough to piping bag or sturdy plastic bag.
  4. Pipe dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pipe it into 5-6 inch buns, leaving a good amount of space in between each one.
  5. Press hot dogs right into the middle of each bun. Then brush buns with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake Eclair hot dogs for 12 minutes at 425 degrees F. Then reduce temp to 375 and bake for another 20 minutes. Then reduce to 300 degrees and bake for a final 10 minutes.
  7. When hot dogs are done, drizzle them with ketchup and/or mustard and sprinkle with diced onions and pickles. Serve while warm!