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I've been making these for 12 years since I first saw the recipe in the TOH May/June 2001 issue (a LONG time ago lol). The only difference is I don't cut them in half and I serve them on top of ramen noodles that have been colored with a drop of green food coloring. The recipe in the magazine was called, 'Octopus and Seaweed'. My kids love this!
I grew up on these things... i've been having them for approx. 30 years now! Heck I even make them when i'm having hotdogs alone sometimes at home... this is a recipe that will never leave my repertoire and will be passed on to the generations;)
Not a fan of boiled hotdogs as they tend to loose flavor. 2/3 kids liked them and would eat them again. Easy fun way to prepare hotdogs for school lunch using a Thermos. I used Hebrew National hotdogs which are narrow and difficult to cut eight legs, but the coarse real meat, once cooked, looked like the tentacles had suckers all over them!
I started making these in 1989 when my kids were little and now make them for the grandkids. I cut in eyes and a smile which open up when boiled. I serve them on a bed of spinach noodles with cauliflower and broccoli coral. I have found through the years that the cheaper hot dogs curl better than more expensive all beef dogs.
Like Jayelle I found these in Taste of Home years ago and made them for my grandkids. I also used tinted Ramen noodles. It is a cute idea. Don't remember if the grandkids really liked them but it made a cute display. I only have it a three rating because I thought it was a little trouble to make. Nothing wrong with the recipe I just wouldn't do it unless it was a special occasion.