Octopus and Seaweed (Ramen Noodles and Hot Dogs)

Total Time
5 mins
5 mins

My kids always loved this. Was a great way to present an old idea.

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  • 1 (3 ounce) package beef-flavor ramen noodles
  • 4 hot dogs
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • mustard
  • ketchup


  1. In saucepan, bring 1 - 1 1/2 cups water to boil.
  2. Add noodles and contents of package.
  3. Boil 3-4 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add 4 inches of water to a learge saucepan, bring to boli.
  5. Cut each hotdog into 8 strips to within 2 inches of one end.
  6. Drop into boiling water.
  7. Cook till heated through.
  8. Add food coloring to noodless and drain if neccessary. Place noodles on serving plate.
  9. Top with hotdog, standing up.
  10. Add eyes and mouth with ketchup and mustard.