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Bloody hot dog fingers — the creepiest thing you'll eat this Halloween

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

Terrorize the kids with a Halloween meal of bloody hot dog fingers that look a little too realistic

Want to serve up something extra creepy for Halloween? Use hot dogs to make these gross bloody fingers that trick-or-treaters of any age will love.

Terrorize the kids with a Halloween meal of bloody hot dog fingers that look a little too realistic
Image: Brandi Bidot/SheKnows

This fun Halloween dish is super easy. With a few simple cuts in the hot dogs and by dropping them into boiling water for a few minutes, they turn into some creepy-looking fingers.

I used veggie dogs in my recipe, but you can use any type of hot dog you like. If you are making these for a party, just do all the prepping before hand, and boil them right before you want to serve them to your guests.

Terrorize the kids with a Halloween meal of bloody hot dog fingers that look a little too realistic
Image: Brandi Bidot/Sheknows

Bloody hot dog fingers on buns recipe

Yields 12

Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 hot dogs (any type — chicken, beef, pork or veggie)
  • 1 sweet onion
  • Ketchup
  • 12 hot dog buns

Directions:

  1. With a small paring knife, carefully cut off a small layer of the hot dog at the tip (this will be the area where the fingernail would be), and cut off the other end completely.
  2. Right below the area where the fingernail will be, make 3 small cuts on an angle, then again in the opposite direction and again where the knuckle would be. Once the hot dogs boil, this will give them a more realistic look.
  3. Do this step with each hot dog until all your fingers are made.
  4. Cut the onion in half, and remove the 2 layers of onion skin.
  5. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, drop the onion pieces and the hot dogs into the pot. Boil for about 5 minutes, and then drain.
  6. Using a knife, cut the onion into strips and then into small pieces that look like fingernails. (Try to keep them the same size as the hot dog so they look real and the onion fits properly.)
  7. Add a few drops of ketchup on the hot dogs, then place the onion “nail” on top, creating the finger.
  8. Once all your fingers are done, put them into hot dog buns, and place them on a serving platter.
  9. Garnish with extra ketchup, and serve.

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