This appetizer comes from a little 1955 phamplet: Hot Dogs with recipes from Woman's Day Kitchen. There are some recipes that still sound appealing but this idea just sounds really bad. A cold hot dog chunk with gelatin coating seems truly revolting. Were you suppose to just pop it in your mouth or sit it on a cracker or what. The photo makes it look just as bad as it sounds.
Masked Hot Dogs
Soften 1 envelope unflavored gelatin in 2 tablespoons water; dissolve over hot water. Add to 1/2 cup creamy French dressing. Dip frankfurter pieces in mixture; let set; redip; chill.