By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – Best Of The Recipe Detective (Balboa Press; Jan. 2018, p. 110) [A revised reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; May 1983, 3rd Edition).]


Rounded wooden toothpicks

[1-lb pkg] ballpark-type hot dogs

[½ cup] water

[½ cup] plain flour

1 prepared recipe of my “Archer Treacher…” or “Lone John Sliver…” batter*

[*See “Recipes” tab on this website.]


Cut hot dogs into 3 pieces, each. Insert toothpick into cut end and half-way through each piece, to use as a “handle”. Moisten pieces in water. Coat [pieces] in plain flour then coat in prepared fish batter. Drop a few at a time in 425°F oil/Crisco mix (as given in batter recipe.

Fry for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oil using plyers or tongs to grasp the toothpicks. Let them drain on a paper-towel-lined cookie sheet, while keeping them warm in a 300°F oven until all the hot dog pieces have been fried. Serve them piping hot with my [Fresh’s Mild Mustard”].


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Hi! I'm Laura Emerich and Gloria Pitzer, the ORIGINAL Secret Recipe Detective, is my mom. This website is lovingly dedicated to her memory and legacy.

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