The hot dogs of our youth usually came boiled or grilled: method one turned them bland and rubbery, number two unevenly cooked and often burnt. Yet there was still something magical about them. Boiled, sliced ones were little bits of treasure in a bowl of mac and cheese or baked beans; their grilled cousins held a smokiness reminiscent of what we’d later find in peaty whiskeys and bacon. But one of the best things about being an adult is the opportunity to improve your youth: to buy hot dogs made from better meat and cook them in superior ways. Here are the five best hot dogs you can buy, and how you should cook them.