Originally Posted by jspryor
Our church is having a picnic before an event and they are looking to serve grilled hot dogs for 400+ people. The challenge is that there is only about 1 hour to serve these people.
Any ideas on how long it will take to grill 400 hot dogs? What about grilling them the day before and keeping them in water overnight, then reheating in roasters?
Look forward to any advice people have.
Don't grill then place in water, the other way around is ok,
You can grill them and keep them warm in chafing dish or foiled pan in the oven.
Start grilling them as many will fit on the grill at once, with a tad of space between them, after they re grilled move to a foil pan cover and keep warm on another grill or oven, repeat the process.
If it were me, I would cook all the dogs in one shot in a large pot, like a turkey fryer pot.
At most of our parties one of the biggest compliments I get is "your hot dogs always taste so good", not sure why maybe it has to do with sitting in a crock pot warming all day.
And use ALL BEEF dogs if you can, they hold up better...and taste better.
Just make sure not to boil the dogs long, bring the water up to a boil, add dogs, when water starts to boil again, turn off pot and cover pot.
Not sure if you HAVE TO grill them or if you just need to serve 400+ dogs.