This is a recipe I learned in kindergarten, and it’s great to do with your kids or make for a Halloween or an ocean-themed birthday party.
With a sharp knife, cut the hot dogs in half the short way. Slice each piece in half vertically, cutting about 3/4 of the way up towards the rounded end. Leave about 1 inch of the rounded end as the head of the octopus. Rotate the dog 90 degrees, and make another vertical cut. Cut the 4 legs in half again, to make 8 legs and a head. The hot dogs should look like tassels with rounded heads.
Bring the chicken broth and chives to a boil in a soup pot. Place the octopus hot dogs into the boiling soup, and simmer for about 5 minutes. The legs will curl to make the octopus shape. Serve in bowls with an octopus or 2 in each bowl.
Per Serving: 200 calories; protein 8.5g; carbohydrates 3.1g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 36.9mg; sodium 2336.6mg.