|Written by Donna Thacker|
This is a great way to use up hot dogs buns that may be getting a little stale. It is also a great â€śsaverâ€ť when you want to have spaghetti, and forgot to buy garlic bread. Besides, the kids usually like these better. They are quick and easy, and most of all they taste good!
Preheat your oven to 375 degree while you are getting everything else ready. You will need a large cookie sheet, a package of hot dog buns (or however many you want) some butter, some garlic and some parmesan cheese. You can mix and match other cheeses too.
1. Use a soft margarine as it spreads better. Place some margarine in a small bowl. Sprinkle in some garlic powder, or minced garlic. You can make it as strong or light on the garlic as you like. Sprinkle in some parmesan cheese. Mix it all together.
2. Use a butter knife or small spatula and spread a generous coat of the garlic and butter mixture on each bun. Butter up both the top and bottom of the hotdog bun. Lay each one out on the cookie sheet, butter side up.
3. Bake your garlic buns about 10 minutes or until they are warmed and browned to your preference. You can sprinkle on some cheddar or mozzarella cheese a couple of minutes before you remove them from the oven.
4. Get creative with your hot dog garlic bread by smearing them with a mixture of the garlic butter and some salsa or Italian sauce. You can also turn them into pizza sticks instead of garlic bread by adding some cooked ground hamburger, sausage or pepperoni to the sauce before you bake them. These sticks of hot dog garlic buns are just the right size for little hands, and grown ups like them too!