Nathan’s dinner beef franks are large hot dogs made by Nathan’s Famous, a company that owns a chain of restaurants and sells precooked beef franks in grocery stores and markets in many different areas. Nathan’s dinner beef franks are named dinner franks because of their large size, and most people will be able to eat only one, making a hot dog a full meal. Serve Nathan’s dinner beef franks with your favorite toppings like mustard, onions, pickles, tomato slices, sauerkraut, relish or any combination you desire.
Fill a large saucepan with 2 cups of cold water from the tap.
Insert the steamer basket and cover the top of the saucepan. Bring the liquid to a rolling boil over high heat.
Take the top off the saucepan and place the Nathan’s dinner beef franks in the steamer basket. Re-cover the saucepan.
Steam the beef franks for 3 minutes. Rotate the beef franks to the other side and cook them for an additional 3 minutes.
Remove the beef franks with a pair of heavy tongs and serve immediately while hot.
Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the Nathan’s dinner beef franks on the grill over direct heat. Cook them for 2 minutes. Rotate the beef franks to the other side and cook them for an additional 2 minutes.
Remove the beef franks to the outside of the grill and cook them over indirect heat for 5 minutes on each side.
Remove the beef franks from the grill with a pair of grill tongs and serve them right away while hot.
Add 1/4 cup of water or beer to a skillet on top of the stove. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
Add the Nathan’s dinner beef franks to the skillet and cook them over high heat until the water is fully evaporated, moving the beef franks regularly in the pan.
Add 3 tsp. unsalted butter to the skillet. Cook the beef franks over high heat for 3 minutes, rotating the beef franks regularly.
Remove the beef franks from the skillet and serve them right away while hot.
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- If you are unsure whether the beef franks are fully heated, check the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer. When the beef franks are fully heated they will be 165 degrees Fahrenheit inside.
Christopher Godwin is a freelance writer from Los Angeles. He spent his formative years as a chef and bartender crafting signature dishes and cocktails as the head of an upscale catering firm. He has since ventured into sharing original creations and expertise with the public. Godwin has published poetry, fiction and nonfiction in publications like "Spork Magazine," "Cold Mountain Review" and "From Abalone To Zest."