7. French Toast Sticks
Slice your hot dog bun halves into sticks to make yummy French toast sticks. Whip together milk, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon sugar, then dip the sliced buns into this mixture. Fry the sticks in a pan coated with melted butter, then serve with 100% real maple syrup for dipping. Fresh berries, yogurt, and melon slices make a great accompaniment to this sweet breakfast treat.
Turn boring hot dog bun remains into delicious, meaty Italian Style Meatballs. This recipe, by A Family Feast, calls for 3 ounces of bread. After soaking the bread in an egg and milk mixture, you will stir in onion and spices. Finally, you will mix in ground beef, ground pork, and ground veal before scooping into balls and browning on your stovetop. These meatballs are perfect for smothering with tomato sauce, enjoying with mashed potatoes, or including in a meatball soup.
5. Meatball Sandwich
Now that you have some yummy meatballs, you can enjoy them in a meatball sandwich. Butter both halves of your hot dog buns, then toast them on a griddle or in a pan on your stovetop. Next, warm a jar of spaghetti sauce (or make your own) in a saucepan and add your meatballs. Allow to heat through. Then, use a slotted spoon to scoop the meatballs and some of the sauce onto the toasted buns. Add a slice of mozzarella or provolone cheese and heat in a 350-degree oven until the cheese melts.