Monday, January 23, 2012

Fun Hot Dog Octopus For The Kids

Kids love fun food!  Here is one that has been a big hit around here with all our boys.  The Hot Dog Octopus!

I use turkey dogs just to lower the fat and give them something at least a little bit better to eat.

Step 1 - Make a slice about 3/4 of the length of the Hot Dog.  Then roll it 90 degrees and make another slice.  That makes the first 4 legs.  Then just turn the dog and make a slice down the center of your previous cuts.

Step 2 - Your Octopus needs some eyes and a smile.  Make two small slits for eyes, and one curved cut for the smile.  They will open up when it cooks.

Step 3 - Place the Octopus' in boiling water and cook until their legs have curled up and the eyes and mouth have opened slightly.

Step 4 - Place on a bed of 'seaweed', I use fresh spinach for this.  Serve with your kids favorite thing to dip hot dogs in.  My boys love these and even eat the 'seaweed' with their octopus. haha.

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