Octopus Hot Dog




Kids love animals. Kids love hot dogs. So turn your hot dogs into adorable little octopi!

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Step 1: Cut the Legs

Cut the dog in half about halfway or even farther up the hot dog, depending on how long you want the legs.
Half the other way so you now have four quarters.
Half these pieces and you will have eight legs. These legs will be fairly slim and slightly delicate, so if you have trouble with this, you many want to stick with six legs.

Step 2: Boil

Boil water in a skillet and hold the octodog up with tongs with the legs touching the bottom of the skillet. Boil for as long as you think they need. I did about 2 minutes, long enough to get the legs to curl just a little. If you want more curling, I hear sausages do better. I just mostly wanted my hot dog to be warm.

Step 3: Mini Dogs

For even smaller octodogs, cut the entire dog in half for a cuter version before you cut the legs!

Step 4: Finish!

Stick a couple pieces of cracked pepper in for the eyes (I cut slits first for them to fit into easier) and you're done!

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    Love these! I used to do this for my son when he way young. If you cut a smile onto the face end of the hotdog it will open ito a big grin when it cooks. And yes, I know on real octopi the mouth is under the tentacles but we can take artistic license here.