Halloween Party Food for Kids and Adults ~ Bloody Finger Hot Dogs
I know GROSS, but oh so fun. My 5 year old laughed so hard when he saw these, He even said something like “This is the best dinner ever”. I know, boys are gross right :). I have to admit I am more of a fan of the cute lovable side of Halloween, but if you are looking for an EASY recipe idea for your Halloween party (or just for dinner) this one is a keeper. It is so easy to make but has a dramatic effect for sure.
All you need is a pack of hot dogs, a knife, pot to boil them in, ketchup and buns. Pretty much just normal hot dogs, all you have to do it make a few cuts in them before you cook them. Use a sharp knife ( I love my Rachel Ray set) to cut knuckle lines in the hot dogs, also cut a nail bed into the top of the hot dog. I go ahead and cut off the skin for this part to make it look for like a finger nail. If you are busy you can do this part the day before the party to help save time. I boil the hot dogs, as I found grilling them makes it harder to see the lines and they look LESS like fingers.
Bring your water to a boil, toss the hot dogs in and allow to cook. I normally cook mine about 4 minutes. But you can cook them however long you like. Take out of water and serve on hot dog buns that have been smeared with ketchup to look like blood. It is a whole new take on “Finger Food”. Hope you enjoy this fun and easy Halloween Recipe.
Another idea would be to make these into sliders and use small rolls, and a little smoky sausage instead of a hot dog.
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