caker love. Throughout February, every recipe will come from Caker Cooking readers. It’s my way of saying “thank you." I sincerely mean that to both of you. Your enthusiasm and support make the cholesterol, edema and irregular heartbeats worthwhile.
Speaking of heartbeats, nothing gets one racing more than a hot wiener, especially when it's rolled in cornflakes. This recipe comes from Eartha, who discovered the cookbook, Cooking with Love and Cereal, at a thrift store of all places! Eartha said she was drawn to it because of the glamorous photo on the cover, although I think the poor girl looks like she's in pain. (Apparently, the girl was the taste tester, so that explains things.)
I didn't have the highest expectations for these, but I'm here to tell you that Baked Frankfurters are surprisingly delicious. They taste kinda like pogo dogs which means you can get your carny fix in the off-season. I'm still a little confused, though. Are Baked Frankfurters an appetizer? A main course for cakers who live next to railroad tracks? A late night snack that gets washed down with a Coke Slurpee and tears? Who cares? It’s up to you! Remember: the best wieners are the ones with flexibility.
Check out Eartha's own blog, Ranch Dressing with Eartha Kitsch.
1/2 cup catsup
2 cups crushed cornflakes crushed into 1/2 cup of crumbs
1. Dip frankfurters in catsup.
2. Roll in cereal.
3. Put in greased or foil lined, shallow pan.
4. Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes, until hot and crisp
5. Serve with catsup and mustard, if desired. Serves 5!
Variation: Substitute ½ cup mustard or mixture of 1/4 cup catsup and 1/4 cup mustard for the catsup in step #1.