Pretzel Pups

1
Amanda Smith

By
@Smithal70

Similar to a corn dog or pronto pup, but instead it is a hot dog wrapped in a delicious pretzel dough and baked. Takes some effort, but well worth the while. A nice honey mustard sauce is good for dipping.

Makes 18 pups, but they freeze well.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
18
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Blend

Ingredients

  • 12 oz
    can or bottle of beer, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1
    .25 ounce package active dry yeast
  • 4 1/2 c
    bread flour
  • 1/4 c
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 lg
    egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp
    water
  • 10 c
    water
  • 2/3 c
    baking soda
  • 1/4 c
    kosher salt, divided or to taste
  • 18
    hot dogs

How to Make Pretzel Pups

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat the beer in a saucepan over low heat until it reaches 110 degrees F (45 degrees C). Combine the warm beer, sugar, and 2 teaspoons kosher salt in a bowl. Sprinkle the yeast on top, and let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.
  2. Place the bread flour and butter in a bread machine. Add the yeast mixture, then select the dough cycle.
  3. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, or grease with vegetable oil. Beat the egg yolk in a small bowl with 1 tablespoon water; set aside.
  4. Bring 10 cups of water to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat, and stir in baking soda until dissolved. Meanwhile, turn the dough out onto a lightly oiled surface, and roll into a 10x20-inch rectangle. Cut the dough into 18 1-inch wide strips, then wrap each strip tightly around a hot dog, pinching the edges to seal, and leaving the ends open. About half an inch of hot dog should peek out of each end of the dough wrapper.
  5. Drop 2 or 3 dough-wrapped hot dogs into the boiling water for 30 seconds. Arrange the boiled hot dogs on the prepared baking sheets. Brush each pretzel dog with the egg yolk mixture, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup salt.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

About Pretzel Pups

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American


Show 5 Comments & Reviews

Main Meals Made in the Crock Pot

Main Meals Made in the Crock Pot


You’ve heard it from me before and you’ll hear it again … I love my slow cooker. It has a permanent place on my kitchen counter. When I don’t feel like cooking, it saves my day. A Crock Pot makes preparing family meals a breeze. “Quick and fast to throw together” is how Sylvia Bourque […]

13 Tomato Soup Recipes

13 Tomato Soup Recipes


There’s nothing like a bowl of good, old-fashioned, tomato soup. Pair with a grilled cheese or salad for a complete meal for the family. While we love a classic bowl of tomato soup, we also drool for these delicious twists on the traditional recipe. From Mediterranean flair to a kick of spice, you’ll need to […]

16 Flavorful Breads for Autumn

16 Flavorful Breads for Autumn


Skip the scented candles when you want your kitchen to smell like fall and bake a quick bread. They have a cake-like texture and are easy to make. You can quickly bake a loaf (or two) when you want to feel the coziness of fall. If you have any leftovers, they freeze wonderfully. With flavors […]