Hot Dog Prank!

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 Hot Dog Prank!
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.
 Use a knife to cut a star pattern on the ends too...
 Boil in water for 5 minutes.
Quickly remove them and put in cold water to cease cooking.
 Next mix up the marinade:
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)
 Next day, grill them up to give them some grill lines...just a few minutes. (optional)
Then add them to a frying pan with 1/2 cup of the marinade and cook until browned.
They look like any other hot dog I've ever cooked!
They have about the same texture as a hot dog.
They taste salty and a little "meaty"...
 Now just add the fixings you want!
Presentation is everything!!!
Most of my kids loved them...the youngest was mad and felt tricked when he took a bite.
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:

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