Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

A fun way to liven up that ever-present kids' food. Great for bad weather days, cranky kids (or moms!), birthday parties, or just because. My daughters think I'm really cool when I make these for them. :o)


  1. Cut hot dog in half length-wise, leaving about 1" intact at the end.
  2. Cut each of the long sections in half (lengthwise), then in half again - these are the legs.
  3. Boil until legs' curl up and hot dog is cooked through.


Most Helpful

These are so much fun! I atually make them over the bon fire. Same sort of idea without the boiling part. I cut them the same, then poke a long stick through the "head" part. The legs still curl up. My kids love them!

C & D's Mommy May 12, 2006

I've been wanting to try this for a while. My daughter isnt' yet 3 so I wasn't sure if she would like it. I made one cut on the first side but two on the 2nd side. (it was a larger sized dog). That way I got 6 legs which looked pretty realistic. She ate it all as well as the plain noodles that I served smothered in ketchup.

Chef Tweaker April 10, 2009

I actually have this recipe in a kid's cookbook my MIL bought. Only difference is that it suggested using ramen noodles as an "ocean" and making a mustard face on the octopus.

luvinmykids December 03, 2007

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