Who knew there was a debate over how to cook hot dogs? Even more unbelievable, there are people who don’t even know how to cook a hot dog. A hot dog should be plump within and have a golden (or burnt) exterior that hails straight from a grill. Few agree on whether to grill, pan-fry, microwave, bake, or boil them. They can be spiral-cut or cooked into creepy octopuses.  Ironically, the way to never cook a hot dog is by boiling it. A rep for a Famous Hot Dog says, “Honestly, we just don’t recommend it. When you boil a hot dog, all that special flavour rushes out into the water. And let’s be frank: Who wants to eat a watered-down hot dog?”