Simple yet creepy frankfurter fingers to fill tummies before trick-or-treating.
Simple and silly, but these frankfurter fingers make hotdogs a must have Halloween lunch.
I love making Halloween as special as possible, and that means finding ways to spread the creepiness throughout the whole day. And nothing says creepy better than the illusion of serving severed fingers to the family!
Any favourite hotdog of frank will work for this recipe. Just don't forget the ketchup blood to really add the final touch.
(Makes 4 servings)
4 thick all-beef frankfurters, boiled
4 hot dog buns
Fill a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, 3/4-full of water. Add the frankfurters and boil. After boiling the frankfurters, remove them from the water and pat dry. Set aside on a plate for a few minutes until they cool a little and are easier to handle.
Approximately 3/4-inch from one end of each frankfurter, use a knife to make a crosswise cut no more than 1/8-inch deep. Turning the knife so that the blade is flat, start cutting about 1/4-inch in from the tip across to the initial cut. This slice should be shallow, and when done and the lose piece is removed, it should resemble a "fingernail."
To finish the frankfurter finger, make small shallow cuts to represent the knuckles. These should be two set of three cuts, one straight cut with two rounded cuts to bracket the first.
Serve in a bun with the cuts upward. Don't forget lots of ketchup (optional) to look like blood.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 260 | total fat = 14g | saturated fat = 4.5g | cholesterol = 35mg | sodium = 740mg | net carbohydrates = 24g | dietary fibre = 1g | sugars = 5g | protein = 8g