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In celebration of fish week....octopus hotdogs

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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How to Make Hot Dog Octopus Recipe - Step 1

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Hot Dogs

Whether you call them hot dogs, wieners, frankfurters, or franks, most kids love them. It's easy to cut them into shapes that turn into an octopus once cooked. Children get a big kick out of this simple recipe. Skinless hot dogs work best, and you can choose from meat, pork, beef, chicken, turkey, and even vegetarian franks. 

You will need:
• Hot dogs.
• Sharp boning knife.
• Microwave or steamer.

How to Make Hot Dog Octopus - Step 2

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Using a sharp boning knife, slice the hot dog in half lengthwise, leaving 2 inches connected at one end.

How to Make Hot Dog Octopus - Step 3

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Roll the hot dog 90 degrees, and repeat, slicing lengthwise in half but leaving the 2 inches connected at one end. You should now have 4 legs for the octopus.

How to Make Hot Dog Octopus - Step 4

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Of course, an octopus has 8 legs, so carefully cut each of the 4 hot dog legs in half. This is where a sharp boning knife is essential, because the legs will be thin and fragile with some hot dogs.

How to Make Hot Dog Octopus - Step 5

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Place the hot dog with arms spread on a micro-safe plate and microwave on high for 30 to 40 seconds. The arms will get curly and the head will plump. You can also cook the weiner in a steamer basket until heated through.

How to Make Hot Dog Octopus - Step 6

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For a full meal, serve the hot dog octopus over easy macaroni and cheese or baked beans. 
• Easy Macaroni and Cheese
• Baked Beans 

by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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fineyouguyswin
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM

lol those are kind of creepy looking.lol

Maries_Mom23
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 7:28 PM

I agree...kinda creepy, but, kinda cool at the same time.

4kidz916
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 8:46 PM

They're cool but we don't eat hot dogs.

kyosh
by on Oct. 29, 2016 at 9:49 AM

If you boil or deep fry, not only do you bring out the taste, but the tentacles will curl. This is popular in Japan, for obento. You can use just half of an American hot dog, or use those mini sausages, too. One example of this used in a child's obento. http://www.justonecookbook.com/cute-octopus-sausage-bento/

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