What you'll need:
hot tap water
16 slices bacon
(about 1 lb)
Preheat the grill to medium-low heat. Meanwhile, submerge toothpicks in hot tap water then allow them to soak while you assemble the ingredients and the grill heats up.
Secure the bacon as close to one edge of the hot dog as possible with a toothpick. Wrap the bacon in a spiral around the hot dog. The edges of the bacon should touch or slightly overlap each other—the first slice should end up near the center of the hot dog.
Overlap the end of the second slice of bacon with the end of the first slice then insert a toothpick into the hot dog through both slices of bacon. Continue wrapping the second slice of bacon in the same direction as the first until it reaches the end of the hot dog. Secure the end of the bacon into the hot dog with another toothpick—if there is extra bacon, simply trim it off.
Continue wrapping all of the hot dogs with bacon and securing with toothpicks. Be sure to count the number of toothpicks that you insert into the hot dog so when you remove them after they’ve been grilled, you can easily verify that you got them all.
Next, grill the hot dogs slowly, turning often to ensure the bacon is cooked all the way around. Once the bacon is cooked to your liking, the hot dog will be nice and hot—this will take between 8–10 minutes. Remove the hot dogs from the grill then remove all of the toothpicks.
Serve these delicious dogs piled high with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!