Octopus Dogs

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Serve these with potato chips or macaroni and cheese in the shape of seashells. You can use dots of mustard to make eyes if you like.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 all-beef hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns, split into 2 pieces and toasted
  • 1 Tbsp. catsup

Directions

  • To form the octopi out of hot dogs: working one at a time, cut hot dog in half crosswise. Hold the rounded end (the head of the octopus) of each hot dog in one hand and use a sharp knife to cut a slit about an inch from the "head" all the way through to the end. Rotate hot dog halfway around to make another slit. Each octopus should have 4 tentacles.
  • Heat water in a deep saucepan until boiling. Carefully drop in hot dogs and cook for about 5 minutes; remove and drain. The tentacles will separate and curl.
  • Add about at teaspoon of catsup to each bun and top with the hot dogs.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 all-beef hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog buns, split into 2 pieces and toasted
  • 1 Tbsp. catsup

Directions

  • To form the octopi out of hot dogs: working one at a time, cut hot dog in half crosswise. Hold the rounded end (the head of the octopus) of each hot dog in one hand and use a sharp knife to cut a slit about an inch from the "head" all the way through to the end. Rotate hot dog halfway around to make another slit. Each octopus should have 4 tentacles.
  • Heat water in a deep saucepan until boiling. Carefully drop in hot dogs and cook for about 5 minutes; remove and drain. The tentacles will separate and curl.
  • Add about at teaspoon of catsup to each bun and top with the hot dogs.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories360
Total Fat24g
Saturated Fat10g
Cholesterol40mg
Sodium990mg
Total Carbohydrate25g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars4g
Protein13g