Ughlee’s recipe reminded me that Mir expressed some skepticism about putting hot dogs in the slow cooker. Here’s the “recipe” (not sure it qualifies since it requires nothing but hot dogs) from “Not Your Mom’s Slow Cooker” cookbook. The dogs will be crispy; not as good as on the grill (of course), but this is a great one for when you want something to eat after your kid’s soccer game.
Crock Hot Dogs
8 hot dogs (about one pound)
Put the hot dogs in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH until hot & slightly browned around edges, 1.5-2 hours. Remove with metal tongs and serve hot, in buns, with the fixings.
Moo: No, no liquid necessary. You’re only going on Low for 1-2hrs, so they should be fine unless the casings are really, really thin. And when it comes to warnings, I say “If it isn’t a Deadly Boss Mods warning me, a warning is merely a strong suggestion!”
Scullie: I put’em in horizontally for maximum crisp. Vertical will work fine, but the middle ones won’t be as crispy which is fine too.