For a fast, easy and mess-free way to get perfectly cooked hot dogs, look no further than this Air Fryer Hot Dogs recipe!
When you air fry, there is no need to heat up a grill, boil water or heat up oil that splatters over your stove.
It’s great for those who love to grill but have no outdoor space, or simply anyone looking for a quick and delicious meal that their whole family will love.
There are multiple versions of these rolled meat. They are typically made from either pork or beef, however this recipe will work just as well with all different varieties including chicken, turkey or even vegetarian and vegan substitutes.
I find that the beef franks we get from Sam’s Club has a natural casing, which gives a nice snap when you bite into them, but feel free to use whatever variety or brand you like best.
To make sure they are perfectly cooked all the way through, you will want to turn the hot dogs once, depending on the air fryer you have. But to do this you can simply give the basket a shake and let gravity take care of the rest.
If you are concerned about your hot dogs bursting during cooking, you can cut a few slices diagonally across the meat before you put them in the basket though this step may not be necessary.
There are plenty of hot dog buns readily available to purchase, with the best having a soft and fluffy texture that will soak up your favorite condiments and toppings but firm enough to hold together.
Again, whichever buns you like best will work just fine when cooking hot dogs in the air fryer.
If you like your hot dog buns toasted, the air fryer can take care of that too! You can also air fry the beef franks in the buns by simply placing them back to be air fried for another 2 minutes to heat them and crisp them up a little.
Just remember if you do want to toast the buns to get ones small enough to fit in your air fryer!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to toppings for your Air Fryer beef franks. You can serve them simply with ketchup and mustard, add crispy fried onions, mozzarella sticks, spicy jalapeños or come up with your own fun flavor combinations.
If you want to add cheese to your hot dog, you could even put it on at the same time as your buns to let it melt in the machine.
Hot dogs are great on their own, but if you want to serve them as a meal you can have them alongside fries such as this sweet potato fries, or this yuca fries, Corn on the cob, coleslaw or pikliz, potato salad or baked beans.
If you happen to have any hot dogs leftover, you can fry them up in a potato hash or breakfast potatoes, throw them into some fried rice or add to some spaghetti, like this Haitian Spaghetti and tomato sauce.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Absolutely! You can cook hot dogs in all air fryers. Be sure to read the manual as the temperature may vary.
To air fry the beef franks, make multiple slits in on the hot dogs to prevent them from bursting. Give them a quick rinse and transfer the hot dogs in a oiled air fryer basket.
It take about 10 minutes to cook hot dogs in the air fryer.
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Hot Dogs In Air Fryer
- 12 Beef Franks We used the Member's Mark from Sam's Club
- 12 Hot Dog Buns
- Remove the hot dogs from the packet. Rinse under water. Preheat the air fryer. Use a sharp knife to make multiple slits on the hot dogs to prevent it from bursting open while cooking. Place the hot dogs in the Air Fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
- Remove the hot dogs and place the hot dogs in the hot dog buns. Top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy with fries or choice of sides.
We also enjoy the Sam’s beef hotdogs. The little bite-you-back crunch you get is so good! Thanks for the AF instructions!
You are very welcome! Thank you
So so good! Absolutely loved the texture with the air fryer and so easy too.
So glad you enjoyed it Tara! Thank you so much!
This recipe just saved lunch! I wasn’t in the mood to grill these for the kids and this was an awesome alternative – and SO easy. Great flavor too!
I am so glad to hear it, Cyndy!
I had no idea it was so easy to make hot dogs in the air fryer! Can’t wait to try this soon!
Yes, it is very easy. Thank you
Such a great-looking recipe and I love your photos! I love this idea for making hot dogs — so much simpler than grilling (no need to heat up the air fryer!) and tastier than on the stovetop. I’m pinning the recipe right now. THanks for sharing!
Thank you very much, Chelsea!
A great air fryer recipe and so simple! The kids loved these hot dogs.
Thank you, Beth!
The texture of the hotdogs was so much nicer than when boiled, our kids wolfed them down!
Thank you, Deirdre!
These were so easy to make. Best to work in batches.