The other day my kids saw a TikTok (of course) of someone making homemade cheese sticks using Flamin' Hot Cheetos as the breading in lieu of panko or bread crumbs. They asked if I could recreate that which I told them would be easy. I did and the kids loved them. I'm not as sold on the Flamin' Hot Cheetos flavor but I'm also older than sand and it's just not my thing.

I did have some leftover ingredients and had a few sausages in the fridge so figured I'd use the rest to make these Flamin' Hot Cheetos hot dogs as, as it turns out, I liked far more than I should. Here's how I did it.

I took a standard-sized bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos and ground them using my blender.

Had a small tray of flour ready.

cracked a few eggs and whisked for an egg bath.

First I rolled the hot dog (or cheese-filled sausage) in the flour.

then dipped it in the egg bath.

Then rolled it up in the ground Flamin' Hot Cheetos dust.

Then back in the egg bath.

Then back in the Flamin' Hot Cheetos dust.

Cook hot dog as according. I wouldn't microwave but I used an air fryer so everything dried out nicely and that's it.

Super simple, easy to make, clean up was relatively simple. Something just and gave your hot dog that extra crunch.

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