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Hot Dog Race Cars

 Hot Dog Race Cars
The members of your pit crew won't believe their eyes when these clever cars pull up to supper's starting line. Cheese, olives and ketchup help green-onion drivers feel at home in the rapid racers.
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 green onions with roots
  • Mustard and ketchup
  • 40 toothpicks
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 32 large pitted ripe olives, halved
  • 16 slices process American cheese
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 radish slices

Directions

  • Cut root end of onions into 2-1/2-in. lengths; dip roots in mustard.
  • Insert a toothpick into opposite end; set aside. Place buns on
  • plates. To fasten wheels, insert four toothpicks in each bun, two on
  • each side. Place an olive half, cut side out, on each toothpick. Cut
  • cheese slices into 3-1/4-in. triangles; set aside.
  • Cook hot dogs according to package directions; place in buns. Insert
  • green onion, using a toothpick, into the center of hot dog for
  • driver. Cut a small widthwise slit in hot dog in front of driver;
  • insert a radish slice for the steering wheel.
  • Place one cheese triangle in front of steering wheel and one behind
  • the driver. Cut a hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag;
  • fill with ketchup. Pipe numbers on front cheese slices and sides of
  • buns. Pipe eyes and mouth on driver. Yield: 8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 423 calories, 27 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 1,365 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.