Whenever I cook hot dogs in the microwave they invariably split and/or burst open. I've tried shortening the cooking time, but haven't found a happy medium where they are thoroughly cooked, but remain unmutilated.
Is there some trick to cooking them in a microwave without this happening?
Poke them with a fork in a few places. This will let the steam out in a controlled manner and prevent bursting.
or, even better, skip the microwave and boil them in a pan over the stove.
Score them (cut slits in them).
Introduce the hot dog in a high glass of water in the microwaves.
I always cut a shallow incision down the whole shaft, put it in the microwave, and watch until it starts to 'bloom'. Usually 45sec-1min
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