No matter how well you plan out the food for a party occasionally you will end up with an over abundance of one thing or another. Everyone has that one ingredient, that one condiment, that one item leftover from the weekend gathering that they always end up with extras. Our’s seems to be buns… hamburger buns, hot dog buns, it doesn’t matter. We always have extras and yes we have tried freezing them to keep them from spoiling and it just doesn’t work in my opinion.
Over the years we’ve found other ways to use them, so here we go… Hot Dog Buns: 3 ways.
Toasted Buttered Buns
Pretty much what it sounds like, open the buns and spread on butter. Then toast them either in an oven or on the grill. You can add a little garlic salt to them for easy garlic bread if you’d like.
Cut the buns into small squares and toast in the oven. I love doing this with any leftover Toasted Buttered Buns, they will keep in the refrigerator for several days when stored in an air tight container. This works especially well with buns that have already become stale.
Cheesy Garlic Bread
Same as Toasted Buttered Buns, I just smother them in cheese and cook them until the cheese is all bubbly.
Do you have a unique recipe using leftover buns? We’d love to hear about it.