Hot Dog Prank!
Perfectly harmless prank for April Fool's Day!
I love doing April Fool's Day "food pranks" on my family.
First, they are harmless and good for a laugh.
Second, it's my daughter's birthday, so I like to keep it tame and about her...but she likes to make people laugh, so it's good for her to get a prank too!
Step 1: Supplies!
So, these can be Vegan dogs...but perfect for tricking kids!
You will need:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
few shakes of pepper and garlic powder
Step 2: Peel and Cut
First, peel and cut big carrots to the same shape and length as hot dogs.
Use a knife to cut a star pattern on the ends too...
Boil in water for 5 minutes.
Quickly remove them and put in cold water to cease cooking.
Add them to your mixed up marinade in a plastic container.
Put carrots in the marinade...completely submersed overnight in the fridge.
(This marinade will turn them brown, so make sure they are submerged completely)
Overnight is best...but even 4 hours is great!
Step 3: Grill and Sautee!
Next day, grill them up to give them some grill lines...just a few minutes. (optional)
Then add them to a frying pan with 1/2 cup of the marinade and cook until browned.
They look like any other hot dog I've ever cooked!
They have about the same texture as a hot dog.
They taste salty and a little "meaty"...
Step 4: Add the Works!
Now just add the fixings you want!
Presentation is everything!!!
We even did this same technique and roasted the carrots on the fire.
They are awesome for a low calorie version!
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