Friday, February 19, 2010

Hot Dogs with Mashed Potatoes and Cheese

I am so bad about having a variety of choices for lunch. Almost everyday, the options are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or macaroni and cheese. Whenever I venture out and really make something for the kids, I am so proud of myself. Today's recipe was one of those times I ventured. It's something I grew up on and it's so easy. I don't know why I don't make it more often. My poor kids.

Here's what you'll need:

Hot dogs
Mashed potatoes
Cheese

Make some mashed potatoes. Since I make these for my kids, they don't care if I use the instant mashed potatoes. So that's what I use. Or if you have some left over from dinner the night before, use them.

Slice your hot dogs in half lengthwise.
Top with mashed potatoes and top the taters with cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serve with ketchup to dip in.

Make 'em! You're kids will be so happy!!

10 comments:

GrandmaDude said...

I wish there was a name for this. Our family's been making and eating it for close to forty years. Love it.

Anonymous said...

My mother in law has made these forever! She calls them Swanky Franks.

Hannah said...

I. LOVE. THAT. NAME. Swanky Franks. Thanks for sharing!

Angela in KY said...

I grew up with them being called "Stuffed hot dogs"

bashore4usc said...

The first time I had these hot dogs was at our school lunch. That was over 40 years ago! My kids and grandkids love them! Never knew the name until now! I don't make them very often, either. Not sure why

Anonymous said...

I think you could use hash browns or tatertots in place of mashed potatoes

CMSchoonover said...

I've heard people calling these hotdog boats

I do like the swanky franks name though LOL :)

Candy Hight said...

My famiy has callef these swanky franks since at least the early '50's. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I have been eating these for years, every time we have leftover mashed potatoes.

We call them dic-tater...

Anonymous said...

I grew up calling them Shaggy Dogs. So good.

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