Octopus Hot Dogs


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Octopus Hot Dogs

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    Your kids will love these whimsical octopus-shaped hot dogs for lunch or dinner! 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    4 Oscar Meyer classic weiners
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee vegetable oil
    2 ct. Hy-Vee macaroni & cheese dinner cups
    1 large cucumber
    4 tbsp. Hy-Vee ketchup
    16 Pepperidge Farm pretzel goldfish baked snack crackers

    Things To Grab

    • Wooden skewer
    • Small saucepan
    • 4 plates


    1. Slice hot dog in half, then flip one side over and slice across the flat side of the hot dog to a ½-inch depth. Rotate 90 degrees and slice again to ½-inch depth, making 4 sections. Slice each of the four sections in half again, going to a ½-inch depth to make 8 individual "tentacles". 

    2. Use a wooden skewer to poke two holes for eyes and use a small paring knife to cut a small half circle for the mouth. 

    3. Heat oil on medium-low in small sauce pot. 

    4. Place octopi in oil two at a time on their side, rotating every 30 seconds or when slightly browned. Once all sides are browned, remove from oil and set aside. 

    5. Prepare macaroni & cheese dinner cups. 

    6. Use mandolin to slice cucumber into 1-centimeter-thick slices; cut each slice into fourths and roll 2 to 3 sections for "seaweed". 

    7. To serve, use 1 tablespoon ketchup to draw waves and place 4 pretzel goldfish under that line on plate. Place ½ cup prepared macaroni & cheese in a line under fish and add octopi on top. 

    8. Place cucumbers in wavy pattern under macaroni & cheese for the bottom layer. 

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