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Halloween Hot Dog Worms

Surprise Your Family This Halloween by Serving Weiner Worms

It isn’t uncommon for families to eat hot dogs, or wieners, from time to time throughout the year. They’re quick and easy to prepare especially when you’re rushed for time. This Halloween, why not surprise your family by serving Weiner Worms instead of traditional hot dogs?

This is such an easy meal you can fix with ingredients you probably already have around your home. And, by using a little ingenuity, you can really make this a truly gruesome meal. Here are the items you’ll need:

* Enough hot dogs (100% beef seem to work best) for each person
* Enough large hamburger buns for each person
* A sharp knife
* A cutting board
* Softened butter or margarine to toast the buns
* Your favorite condiments – Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise and/or Pickle Relish

Place the hot dogs on the cutting board and cut each one down the middle creating two halves. Next, depending upon the size of the hot dogs, you will want to either cut each half in either half again or in thirds. Set the hot dogs aside as you finish each one.

Some people score the hot dogs to encourage them to curl more. You can do this by carefully scoring one edge of the hot dog; however, you don’t want to go all the way through the hot dog.

You can cook your Weiner Worms by microwaving, boiling or grilling them. Some people love grilled hot dogs but remember, the hot dogs are very thin and may fall through the grill unless they are placed perpendicular on the grill. As the hot dogs cook, no matter which method you use, they will begin to curl and look like worms.

Set your oven to broil as you spread a small bit of butter on each half of the hamburger bun. Place them on a baking sheet and then under the broiler. Keep an eye on the hamburger buns as they may burn easily. Remove the hamburger buns from the oven and allow them to cool a few minutes.

You can serve the “worms” on the toasted hamburger buns with some of the “worms” hanging out of the bun. Use whatever condiments you like. You can also serve them as finger foods by placing them in a bowl with ketchup drizzled all over them.