New Year’s Eve gives us all the perfect excuse to get together with friends and family.
We can reflect on the year that has been and look forward to the 12 months ahead. It’s a day to celebrate, which means good food and drink is a necessity.
Of course, we always ensure that hot dogs are on the menu when putting on a New Year’s Eve buffet.
So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some tasty and creative ways to serve hot dogs for your NYE celebration.
‘Build your own hot dog’ stand
One of the best ways to serve hot dogs on NYE is by creating a hot dog stand.
You can have a portable grill, with hot dogs constantly on the go and soft, delicious hot dog buns to go with them.
The magic happens with the toppings. Display a whole host of exciting and unusual toppings for people to add to their hot dogs.
Cover the classics, from grilled onions to ketchup, but make sure you have some unusual options as well, such as curry sauce and caramel corn.
That way, you’ve ensured that people can try something new and exciting. At the same time, those who do not like to be adventurous with their food will not go home with empty stomachs.
Plus, building your own hot dog stands just looks cool, don’t they? This will be a great talking point and is bound to set your NYE party apart from those hosted in previous years.
Chili dog pizzas
Yes, we love hot dogs, but another food that we seem to adore across the US is pizza, so why not bring the both together for the ultimate party food?
This Chili Dog Pizza is sure to go down a hit.
Combine chili and hot dogs, and serve them as a tasty pizza topping with a great kick and delicious texture.
There’s no better snack to ring in the New Year with!
Make a hearty corn dog casserole
Whether you are having a small family get-together or you want to make something for the buffet table, a corn dog casserole is a great option to consider.
This dish is reminiscent of traditional corn dogs. It is a lot of fun, and it is perfect for the winter months, giving you that delicious comfort you need for the colder part of the year.
Plus, it is really easy to make.
All you need is:
- hot dogs
- green onions
- cornbread mix
- cheddar cheese
You can find the recipe in full here if you want to make this for your NYE party.
What does your hot dog topping say about you?
There’s one critical ingredient when hosting any party: fun!
So, when you are putting on delicious hot dogs for everyone to enjoy, have a bit of fun with them.
Next to all of the toppings, you can have a little sign that reveals what the person’s choice of hot dog says about them.
- classic mustard and ketchup could indicate that someone has a deep respect for tradition and needs to live a little bit!
- onions, mustard, and sauerkraut? You are fluent in German, and you think that people are way too harsh on cabbage!
Have a bit of fun, and be tongue in cheek.
Korean corn dogs will wow your guests
In one of our recent posts, we covered a hot dog trend that has taken the world by storm as of late; Korean corn dogs. This is super fun and delicious NYE party food option.
Korean dogs are perfect for parties because they take your senses into overdrive. They look incredible, and they give you an explosion of different flavors.
While traditional American corn dogs are tasty, they can be a little bit beige, right? Well, Korean corn dogs take the humble corn dog and cover them in amazing toppings. This includes everything from bean powder and crunchy rice puffs to hot Cheetos powder and potato cubes. They are then finished off with different sauces.
If that was not enough, you’re not only getting a hot dog inside of the batter but a mozzarella stick as well. Gooey amazingness!
Hot dogs from around the world
Hot dogs have become loved around the world, and it is fascinating to see the different ways that hot dogs are served based on country and culture.
So, why not take people on an adventure by serving hot dogs from different parts of the world?
You can do several platters with different hot dogs on them, and then you can have the country’s flag sticking out of the top of the platter so that people know where the hot dog has come from.
For example, you can serve Montreal Hot Dogs from Canada or Brazilian Hot Dogs with their exciting toppings, from quail egg to mashed potato.
Bring some vibrancy to the table
Let’s be honest; when you see a hot dog in a bun, without any toppings, it doesn’t look very colorful or inspiring, does it? It is the toppings that make all of the difference.
You know what they say; we eat with our eyes first!
So, when you are putting on incredible NYE food, you want something that looks appetizing too. Visuals matters.
That’s why dishes such as hot dog sliders with pineapple and mango salsa are such a good choice. Mix together ingredients like red pepper, red onion, pineapple, and mango, and you have a vibrant and refreshing salsa that looks as good as it tastes.
You may want to carry on this tropic vibe throughout the entire buffet and use it as a theme for your NYE cuisine.
Put on a healthy hot dog dinner for guests
When we get to NYE, many people crave healthier meals because they have eaten so much junk during the prior holidays.
Of course, no one wants to sit and munch on lettuce leaves on New Year’s Eve, but this does not mean that you should rule out going down a healthier route when serving hot dogs to your guests.
There are lots of great hot dog dinner ideas that are healthy. A good place to begin is by opting for a grass-fed organic hot dog.
You can also select healthier condiments to serve with your hot dogs. Salsa is always an excellent choice. You could even make your own ketchup from scratch!
Other options include hot dogs made from turkey and wholegrain buns. We are sure that everyone will appreciate healthier hot dogs that taste just as amazing.
You do not have to lose any taste or quality by shredding off a few calories.
Create hot dog platters
Another great New Year’s Eve take on hot dogs is to create hot dog party platters for everyone to enjoy. The great thing about this option is that there are no rules. You can have fun with it!
Simply grab a platter, and then you can add a variety of different hot dogs in buns to the platter. You can include different meats and different toppings. Go as wild as you like!
Around the hot dogs, you are going to place different types of food that people would like to eat alongside a hot dog including:
- French fries
- chicken wings
- potato skins
- tater tots
- onion rings
You are essentially creating your own food platters and buffet trays, yet you are making sure that the hot dogs are the stars of the show and that all other food items complement the hot dogs you are serving.
Ring in the New Year in style with delicious hot dog recipes
No one wants to start 2023 with a bad meal, right?
Hot dogs are universally adored, so you can be sure that everyone will be leaving your party with a smile on their face and full stomachs if you serve hot dogs.
A lot of people get in a bit of a creative rut when cooking hot dogs for guests. However, there are so many exciting and unique ways that you can serve hot dogs, as this post shows.
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