Saturday, November 1, 2008

Silly Octopus Hotdogs

I learned how to make these from a friend of mine - and my kids adore them!

Cut the hotdog down the middle, stopping about an inch from the end. Then cut those two sections in half lengthwise as well. Put in boiling water for 3-5 minutes till the "legs" start to curl. Serve with ketchup or mustard for dipping.

Of course, this doesn't make a legitimate octopus because he's only got 4 legs, but cutting it into 8 legs is a bit tricky on a hotdog. :)

1 comment:

  1. Kim, we made these once, served them with Mac & Cheese that we sprinkled with some Gold Fish Crackers, then placed the "Hoctopus" (like that, just made it up... heh heh) on the top, gave him eyes out of whole cloves (just push the cloves in place, but don't have the kids eat them, ewww...). It looked awesome set up like that, with the fishys all around. Just a way to make it even more fun. ...but I cheated, it was in a kids cookbook our oldest got for Christmas last year. But still a great idea.