It can be challenging to determine how many hot dog buns to buy for your summer cookout. First of all, hot dog buns come in quantities that don’t match up with the number of franks in a package. Secondly, with so many people avoiding carbs or maintaining gluten-free diets, it can be difficult to estimate how many of your guests will actually consume buns. You may find yourself with an abundance of hot dog buns after grilling or hosting a summer party. If so, you may appreciate these yummy dishes you can whip up using those leftover rolls.
12. Bread Crumbs
Having homemade bread crumbs on hand can be helpful for mixing up a batch of meatballs or topping a casserole. To make homemade breadcrumbs, separate the top half of each bun from the bottom and lay the pieces on a cookie sheet. Place in the oven and toast at 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Allow the toasted bread to cool before pulsing in your food processor to the desired consistency. You can add spices such as Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, or garlic powder to make seasoned breadcrumbs. Use immediately, or store in the freezer for up to one month.
11. Breakfast Casserole
Turn your leftover hot dog buns into breakfast by creating a delicious breakfast bake. Use the buns instead of white bread to mix up a savory casserole such as Trisha Yearwood’s Breakfast Sausage Casserole. Cube the buns and combine them with pork sausage, cheddar cheese, half-and-half, eggs, and seasonings for a hearty breakfast. For a sweeter breakfast dish, use day-old hot dog buns to make this recipe for Overnight Blueberry French Toast by Allrecipes. Top cubed buns with cream cheese, eggs, blueberries, milk, and maple syrup for this decadent breakfast delight.