26 Reviews

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!

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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.

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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.

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luvinmykids December 03, 2007

These are just completely adorable!

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Roosie March 02, 2004

I seen this in a magazine, they made a bunch of them and placed them on spaghetti noodles that were cooked in green water to turn then green and they used mustard to draw a face on them SO CUTE, especially for the birthday party idea!

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Hot Momma January 28, 2004

I read another review about a 19 yr old male who loved these. I do these and set them up on a bed of mac and cheese with little fish crackers. Dab dots for eyes and a line for the mouth. My kids think they are wonderful!! They chow it!

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AzureLynn January 03, 2004

Woah, this was fun to make for my younger brother for whom I have been playing momma since the last few days. He laughed and ate 'em all. Thank you so much for the creative idea! BTW, my bro is 19 and if he loved these, I'm sure everyone will:) Thanks again for the fun idea!

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Charishma_Ramchandani December 15, 2003

I remember being mother to four younger siblings while mamma was away at her "canning-factory" job. Anyone with younger siblings knows how difficult it was to be a "parent" at age 10. Imagination was key in the preparation of gourmet meals, hot dogs, nothwithstanding...where were you, winkki, when creativity failed me?

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TOOLBELT DIVA December 15, 2003

So cute and easy! We enjoyed this for lunch over mac & cheese! Thank you so much for the great idea!

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CookieMonster2323 October 24, 2010

My 2 year old son's face lit up when he saw his plate. "What's that?" I asked. And he knew right away it was an octopus. Simple and fun.

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Alecia Pearl October 23, 2010
Octopus Hot Dogs