Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs
Hot dog buns
Thinly sliced piece of onion or thin slice of white cheese as fingernail
Carefully with the tip of the paring knife, cut the top of each Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog in the shape of a finger nail. Don’t carve too deep. All you need to do is take off the thinnest layer. Slice the two sides of the fingernail, then straight across the top. Then make a slight curved slice for the bottom nail bed. Next, take your knife and carefully take out the tiny piece of hot dog.
To make the knuckles, cut sets of three crescent slits below the “fingernail”. You can remove the tiny pieces of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog from the crescent cuts if you want to.
Boil the hot dogs for 4-5 minutes. You can also fry them for a few minutes in a skillet.
Then place each “finger” into a hot dog bun loaded with ketchup – be sure to smear some ketchup on the bottom of each “severed finger” and more at the top of the bun. If you want, you can add a thinly sliced square piece of white onion or a piece of white cheese for the “nail.”