If you grew up in the streets of the Philippines, you know how unique and bizarre the street food can get. No matter how weird it might look like, it still is undoubtedly a tasty treat that can get your stomach full in no time. While not that bizarre compared to the others, the Hotdog Twister is something unique and is a trending street food here in the country.
It is a fun variation of hotdogs on a stick which is sure to bring your kids and even yourself in a happy mood. Continue to read this recipe article and learn how to make these now! There are some tips along the way so be sure to not miss it.
It is a good recipe to learn if you want to surprise your family with something new, or if you want to make a small business (pang negosyo) out of this since it is a cheap and easy-to-make type of food you can make in bulk.
What is a Hotdog Twister?
The hotdog twister (sometimes called hotdog tornado) is–from the name itself–a hotdog on a stick with a twist. You got that? The hotdogs are cut spirally with gaps in between, and are then filled with bread which is then deep-fried. This is best partnered with a dip such as the trusted ketchup and mayonnaise combo or even cheese dips.
How to Make Filipino Hotdog Twister?
Making this snack is super fast and super easy. It will only take a few minutes of your time so don’t you even worry about it. Once you prepared all of the ingredients, let us break down the procedure for you to visualize it:
First thing you want to do is to make the dough. This is simply done by mixing the ingredients until it forms a nice and thick consistency that is not too wet and is not too dry. You can adjust the texture by adding water if the consistency of the dough is too dry, and you add flour if the dough is too wet and sticky on the other hand. Once you got that down, all that is left to do there is to divide the dough in 12 pieces, and then shape the dough pieces in a long log shape.
Second thing you need to do is to cut the hotdogs on the stick spirally. When cutting these, be careful not to ruin the shape of the hotdog, as we want the hotdog to still be in one piece. Once you’re done with the slicing, spread the hotdog, making just enough space to fit the dough with. Wrap the dough pieces into the stick, filling the gaps you just created from the hotdogs.
And the third thing to do is to deep fry the hotdogs until the hotdogs are cooked and the dough is nicely toasted and is golden brown. And that’s that. Pretty simple and straightforward. Don’t forget to generously dip the hotdogs in the sauce!
Notes on Ingredients
For the hotdog ingredient, we use the red hotdogs (common ones you can find in the Philippines) here in this recipe since they are usually the cheaper option than other types of sausages or hotdogs and are easily available anywhere here in the country. But if you want to try this and you’re in a different location, feel free to use the other types of hotdogs and sausages.
For a quick reference about this recipe, see the recipe table below:
Filipino Hotdog Twister Recipe
- Deep Frying Pan
- 6 pcs hotdogs, cut in half, skewered in a barbecue stick
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- ½ cup water
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 cups cooking oil, for frying
- 12 pcs barbecue sticks
- In a bowl, add-in the all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and season with salt and pepper. Then pour-in the water. Mix until a dough is formed and consistency is thick.
- Form the dough into long log shapes (about 12 pieces).
- Slice the hotdogs in a spiral along the stick, leaving a space in between. Then stuff the dough in the gaps of the hotdog. Repeat for the rest of the ingredients.
- In a cooking pan, pour-in and heat oil over medium heat.
- Add-in the hotdog twister sticks. Cook until golden brown.
- Transfer to a serving plate or serving tray. Serve with a dip of your choice. Enjoy!
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