12 ounces pasteurized cheese food, such as Velveeta, chopped
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon diced pickled cherry peppers in jar
1 tablespoon diced pickled jalapenos
1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno juice
8 natural casing all-beef franks
8 Pretzel Hot Dog Buns, recipe follows
1/4 cup pickled jalapenos, chopped for garnish, optional
For the cheese sauce: Add the cheese cubes, milk, pickled cherry and jalapeno peppers and jalapeno juice to a small saucepot and cook over low heat until melted and combined, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
For the franks: Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the franks on the grill pan, making sure to turn and char on all sides. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
For the sandwich build: Split the Pretzel Hot Dog Buns in half, nestle the grilled franks in their pretzel blankets, pour over some spicy cheese sauce and top with some pickled jalapenos if you like. Enjoy!
1 cup milk
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 packet active dry yeast
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 small cloves garlic, grated
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 cup bread flour
1/2 cup baking soda
Pretzel salt or coarse ground sea salt, for sprinkling