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Unread 01-28-2013, 09:00 PM   #14
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They look great, red dye and all :) So, what is the purpose of doing the spiral cut?
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So, it is an aesthetic thing. Not really about changing the flavor or letting smoke in, etc. Got it! Thanks.

Uh, not exactly...


The spiral cut gives you more surface area, allows for more smoke/charcoal flavor, more surface area for your seasoning (I use a mix of celery salt and garlic powder), and keeps them very straight when cooking. Dogs will elongate slightly too, making them fit the bun better,.... they also look cool, and kids like them because they are different.....but best of all, the spiral cut give your toppings something to hang on to. This photo is the first test cook I did for last years Eggfest, among other things, my team cooked about 100 dogs, and they were a big hit. We were cooking on two Eggs at the same time and there was never a dull moment.

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