12 Outrageous Hot Dog Variations You Have to See to Believe (PHOTOS)

spider dogsSay "hot dogs for dinner tonight" and most of us think of the kind of last-minute kid-friendly meal we whip up on autopilot without having to think much about it. But I've been investigating all the possibilities of this overlooked dish, and I've realized I've overlooked some pretty dang creative options. Whether you're cooking for children or for yourself, there are so many fun things you can do with the humble frankfurter -- and they're all delicious, too. Here are just 12 of our favorite crazy riffs on the hot dog.

By the way, there is a recall of Oscar Mayer hot dogs because the packages may contain Classic Cheese Dogs -- a problem for those of you avoiding dairy. So just be careful and get the 411 on the recall before buying hot dogs.

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nonmember avatar Jena

My kids love the hotdogs with noodles. We call them squid dogs. We also eat them with red or white sauce.

nonmember avatar Robyn

I have the best hot dog idea, stop feeding your kids crap

nonmember avatar meghan

I knew just when I saw this title that it would bring the sanctimommies crawling out from under their rocks.



We're doing octopus over seaweed for dinner tonight... Octopus hot dogs with buttered spaghetti colored green. I know I'm going to hell for that one! But dad's working out of town so that means it's mine and the kids fun night :)

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