I love doing April Fool's Day "food pranks" on my family.
First, they are harmless and good for a laugh.
Second, it's my daughter's birthday, so I like to keep it tame and about her...but she likes to make people laugh, so it's good for her to get a prank too!
So, these are Vegan dogs...but perfect for tricking kids!
First, peel and cut big carrots to the same shape and length as hot dogs.
Quickly remove them and put in cold water to cease cooking.
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
few shakes of pepper and garlic powder
Put carrots in the marinade...completely submersed overnight in the fridge.
(This marinade will turn them brown, so make sure they are submerged completely)
Then add them to a frying pan with 1/2 cup of the marinade and cook until browned.
They have about the same texture as a hot dog.
They taste salty and a little "meaty"...
Presentation is everything!!!
I loved it!
140 empty calories for an unhealthy hot dog...and like 15 for a carrot!
Kind of salty...but actually not bad!
And it's actually a Vegan or Vegetarian hot dog...take that!
Here's some more fun April Fool's day food ideas: