Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Halloween Finger Food

We had our playgroup Halloween party on Saturday. One of the members organized it at their home, well the park in front of their house and talked some of the neighbours into doing the Trick and Treat bit for the kids.

It was great fun, sadly I didn't get many pictures since the battery ran out on my camera. Ebi-kun loved it and wanted to do it all again the next day!

When we have playgroup events, it is usually a potluck party which is great because we get such a mixture of foods. I did forewarn everyone that I would be taking fingers and eyeballs but sooo many people told me after, that they thought I was joking - as if I would joke about such a thing!

So, just in case your supermarket is all out of fingers, here is a quick tutorial or is it a recipe? to make your own.

You will need:
Weiner sausages, I like the mini ones, they look more like tender kids fingers rather than grizzly adult ones.
White onion
Ketchup

Cut a small section off the top of the weiner, this is where the nail will go



Then make 3 small cuts half way down, this will be the knuckle



Cut the onion into thick slices, the cut the slices into slightly triangular pieces, pop the onion and weiners into boiling water for a few minutes. As they boil the fingers will bend slightly.





Dip the bottom of the sausage in the ketchup, then put a little ketchup on the wiener where the nail with go, add a piece of onion and you are done! Pop them in mini cup cake wrapper if you want to get fancy!



Last year I used yellow pepper for the nails, the onion was easier. You could use green pepper for monster fingers. 

Enjoy!

These disappeared really quickly at the party, a big hit, next up…. EYEBALLS


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16 comments:

  1. I don't know whether to laugh or barf. These are so cool and disgusting at the same time! Thanks for sharing the detailed instructions, I may be brave enough to try to make some one day! : )

    I think my girls would enjoy the golf tee and marble activity as well.

    Loved your comment about acorns in pockets and Totoro (he's our favorite, other than snails and frogs!)

    Fondly, pink and green mama MaryLea

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  2. Those look real! I have to try the eyeball eggs or these, or both!

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  3. those are the most disgusting and most realistic hotdog finger's I've seen. You did an amazing job! I'll be linking.

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  4. oh gross... but would be perfect when I do the mad scientist party for my dd's bday in a few months. LOL

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  5. Very clever! Going to have to try this out. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  6. I know this is an old post, but eew! Gross! Those are the most realistic - and disgusting - edible fingers that I have ever seen!

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  7. thanks Susan! I will take that as a compliment lol

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  8. I can't wait for Halloween to try this out! Such a simple but great idea! Love it! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Wuoa que buena idea.......fantástico!

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  10. Genial....que buena idea! Fantástico!

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  11. These are amazing... and disgusting at the same time. I posted a mini-article and a link on my website. I think my readers/viewers will love them! http://www.mrmiketv.com/2012/10/creepy-and-yummy-halloween-fingers.html Thanks so much!!!

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  12. Those are some nasty cuticles! Nice work!

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  13. Good afternoon! I loved your Finger Food so much I featured it in a Halloween recipe round-up on my blog. Feel free to paste my button on your post and stop by to check out the other awesome recipes. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

    Gross, Grody & Gory Halloween Recipe Round-Up

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