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Octodogs Recipe
  • READY IN 11 mins

Octodogs

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"These cute little guys will be a hit at any kids party, fun get-together, or in a child's lunchbox!"

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 min
  • READY IN

    11 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Cut hot dogs in half. To make the 'legs' of the octodog, make 3 cuts on 1 side of each hot dog, leaving about 1/3 the rounded top of the hot dog for the 'head'. Turn hot dog over and make 3 more cuts, so you have 8 'legs'.
  3. Place the octodogs in the boiling water until cooked through and the 'legs' curl up, about 1 minute.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can use sesame seeds or bits of nori (dried seaweed) to create little faces on the octodogs if you wish. These guys have a lot of character on their own though! Use different sizes of hot dogs to create different sized octodogs!
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Sep 21, 2013

I've been making these for 12 years since I first saw the recipe in the TOH May/June 2001 issue (a LONG time ago lol). The only difference is I don't cut them in half and I serve them on top of ramen noodles that have been colored with a drop of green food coloring. The recipe in the magazine was called, 'Octopus and Seaweed'. My kids love this!

 
Jan 23, 2014

I grew up on these things... i've been having them for approx. 30 years now! Heck, I even make them when i'm having hotdogs alone sometimes at home... this is a recipe that will never leave my repertoire and will be passed on to the generations ;)

 

4 Ratings

Aug 31, 2013

What a fun way to do hotdogs. The kids loved them. If you cut them the wrong way, as we did with one, it looks like a palm tree. Hubby said he would prefer his served on a sea of chili next time.

 
Oct 31, 2014

Our whole family loved this cute idea. We floated ours in a sea of chili!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 13.3 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 513 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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