Hairy Hot Dogs

Ingredients

1 package turkey hot dogs
Uncooked spaghetti

Preparation

1
Cut the rounded tip off the hot dogs, then cut into thirds.
2
Carefully slide uncooked spaghetti noodles through the ends of the hot dogs so that equal amounts of spaghetti remain on either side. Each hot dog piece should fit about 6-8 strands.
3
Place spaghetti dogs in a large pot of gently boiling water. Cook on a low simmer for 10-15 minutes.
4
Remove from water and slice each hot dog piece in half.
5
Check to make sure pasta within the hot dog is fully cooked. If necessary, place in pot for a few more minutes.
6
Serve hot with ketchup or tomato sauce.

 



Comments

Rebecca Lee's picture

I wonder will the sausages still have any taste after simmer for so long ?? Thanks

Sheri Wetherell's picture

Hi Rebecca, I worried about the same thing too, but found that the turkey dogs did just fine, especially if cooked at a low simmer (not a rolling boil).

What I did test was the length at which I cut them. I found that it took much longer for the pasta to cook within the dog if the pieces were too long, so I cut them into 1.5"-2" lengths, cooked them for about 10 min., then cut those pieces again in half (roughly 3/4-inch).

Hope that helps! :)

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These spaghetti-stuffed hot dogs are perfect for Halloween or any time you want to make a fun kids' meal! We like to use colored spaghetti, like spinach or tomato, to add color. Tasty tossed in a tomato sauce or simply with ketchup on the side.

Other Names:

Hot Dog Cephalopods, Hot Dog Octopuses

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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 2:21pm

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