EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 25, 2013

FREAKY FOOD: Franken-fingers

Edible 'severed' fingers

The Eagle-Tribune

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Our Mystery Chef has been working late in the lab to create the latest offering for the Halloween boneyard party — Franken-Fingers.

A simple appetizer, using hot dogs, Swiss cheese and ketchup, this finger food will be a horribly wonderful hit with your guests.

It’s simple: Cut eight hot dogs in half evenly. Using ketchup, make a fingernail on each natural (uncut) end. Cut four slices of baby Swiss cheese into four long even slices, and wrap a slice around the cut end of each hot dogs for a Band-Aid. Arrange the hot dogs on a place in a spoke-like fashion, nail side out. Decorate the cut end of the hot dogs with more ketchup.

Decorate your table, and have a bloody good time!


8 hot dogs (or Frankfurter sausages), cooked

3 tablespoons of ketchup

4 slices of baby Swiss cheese


Cut each cooked hot dog into two even pieces.

Scoop a little off the top of the hot dog’s natural end (not the newly severed end), making an indentation resembling a fingernail.

Using a plastic syringe, pastry gun or small spoon, place a little ketchup into that indentation; spread it out so that it looks like nail polish.

Cut the Swiss cheese slice into four long, even pieces. Roll each slice around the base of the hotdog, the severed part, not the nail end.

Repeat this with all of the hotdogs, making fingers and arranging them on a plate in a circular fashion.

Brush the severed end of each hot dog with ketchup using a ketchup-filled plastic syringe (or a small table spoon) to simulate blood.

Happy Halloween!