Friday, December 19

Oven Baked Hotdog Picnic Packets

Yes, hotdogs in the Winter. As a New England cook, winter months lack the fun grilled flavors of the summer. Every once in a while we like to do family picnic night. I lay a large blanket in front of the fireplace, we roast marshmallows and make s'mores right in the fireplace. And it always starts with my oven roasted picnic packets, all the flavors of the summer in one easy to clean bundle!

Full time 1 hour 
Serves 4

The needs-

8 hot dogs, not frozen
4 medium potatoes, cut into 8 wedges
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup BBQ sauce*can be left off if desired 
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper

The know-

Preheat oven to 350' and measure out 4 pieces of aluminum foil 16" each.

Fold 4" of foil up on either side and place foil onto baking sheets, 2 per sheet.

In a large mixing bowl toss potatoe wedges in olive oil and tsp salt.

Place 8 wedges into the center of each foil piece.

Bake in oven for 30 minutes, rotating sheets top to bottom half way through.

Check potatoes for softness, potatoes should be pierced with a fork easily when gently poked.

Carefully remove sheets and place on top of heat resistant surface.

Place one hot dog on either side of potato wedges.

Sprinkle over remaining salt and pepper.

Top potato wedges with BBQ sauce.

Sprinkle over shredded cheese.

Carefully fold foil together to create a tent around potatoes and hot dogs, do not flatten or cheese will stick.

Return to oven and cook 10 minutes. Rotate sheets half way through top to bottom.

Remove from oven and carefly transfer one packet to a dish. 

Carefully open top to avoid steam burns, serve right on foil.