High Cooking: Noodles and Hot Dogs

This is an old family recipe. It is simple, fast, and delicious, plus you can modify it endlessly with your favorite additives.

Substances required:

  • 16 ounces of pasta
  • 6-8 hot dogs
  • Oil or butter
  • Salt and pepper

Cook the pasta. Meanwhile, slice the hot dogs and fry them in a tablespoon of butter or oil until they become so deliciously crispy and fragrant that you start compulsively eating them.


After draining the pasta, heat a couple more tablespoons of oil or butter in the pot and then fry the pasta briefly. Add the hot dogs and season with salt and pepper, and that’s it. You’re done. Maybe.


The original version of this recipe used olive oil and macaroni made of rice, which develops crispy bits when fried much easier than wheat pasta. It has a rather different flavor and texture, but is still very tasty.

The cost of this magnificent pot of carbohydrates, protein, and fat is $3. It contains about 2700 calories if made with six normal hot dogs, giving you four 675 calorie meals at just 75 cents each.

Last time I made this I included some mushrooms and hot sauce, both of which are fantastic additives. I also recommend cheese and a titanium spork.



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