This hot dog & egg scramble is one of my favorite meals to make when I need something easy, quick, or just comforting to eat. I recently made it in a daily vlog on my YouTube channel, so I thought I would also share the recipe here.
I like to break long fasts (36 hours or more) with this dish because it’s so easy to make and very filling after you haven’t eaten for a while.
I got the recipe from Dana Carpender’s book, 500 Low Carb Recipes. However, I omitted onions from the original to make it carnivore-friendly. If you’re low-carb or keto, you could definitely add in a few tablespoons of diced onion with the hot dogs.
What You Need
You only need four simple ingredients to make this dish:
- Hot Dogs
You can add some extra salt and pepper if you like. It will be pretty salty already due to the hot dogs and cheese, but I always add a few extra dashes of salt anyway.
For butter, I use Vital Farms pastured sea-salted butter. I think it has the best flavor out of all the different varieties I’ve tried. But any butter will work. Just don’t use margarine or oil! Use real butter or if you don’t have that, bacon fat will work.
I use Oscar Meyer Natural Angus hot dogs because they’re affordable and taste really nice. I know they aren’t the highest quality out there (and they do contain cultured dextrose), so feel free to use any hot dogs you like.
Vital farms pasture-raised eggs are like heaven to me. They are expensive – that’s no lie. But they are worth every penny to me when it comes to extra nutrition and flavor. If I’m in a pinch, Kroger stores have pretty good pastured eggs (Simple Truth brand).
And finally – for the cheese, I use Kraft Deli Deluxe American. This is not the Kraft singles that come individually packaged in plastic (and taste like plastic too). This is the real American cheese that melts very nicely. But you can always use cheddar or something if you don’t like American.
How to Make It
This is one of the easiest dishes you could ever make – suitable even for people who barely know how to cook.
Just melt about two tablespoons butter in a skillet, add some sliced up hot dogs, and fry until they’re brown. Then pour in some whisked eggs and cook until done. Turn off the heat, add cheese, and stir until melted.
But if you need a printable recipe to refer to, I’ve added it below. See the next section for a note on scaling and serving sizes.
Hot Dog & Egg Scramble
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 hot dogs sliced into rounds
- 4 large eggs
- 3 slices American cheese
- In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat.
- Once butter is melted, add sliced hot dogs. Cook until browned, about five minutes.
- Meanwhile, crack 4 large eggs into a small bowl or measuring cup. Whisk until light and fluffy. Add a few dashes of salt and pepper, if you like.
- After hot dogs are browned, pour egg mixture into the skillet. Stir occasionally until eggs are cooked through, about 3 – 4 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Break each slice of American cheese into small pieces and place on top of the egg/hot dog mixture. Stir in with a spatula until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
A Note on Serving Size
When I make this dish for myself, I use 1 tablespoon butter, 2 hot dogs, 2 eggs, and 2 slices cheese. When I make it for 2 people, I use 2 tablespoons butter, 4 hot dogs, 4 eggs, and 3 slices cheese – as directed in the printable recipe above.
So, it scales pretty well. If you’re making it for more than two people, I would use the following ratios per person:
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 hot dogs
- 2 eggs
- 1 – 2 slices of cheese, depending on your tastes
That’s all there is to it. This is a simple carnivore dish and I’ve run out of things to say about it. If you try it, I hope you enjoy!