Octodogs

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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Ingredients

11 m servings 148 cals
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Nutrition

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.

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!

Reviews

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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 ...

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 r...

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 ...

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