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Bloody Axeman Snacks

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3 1x
  • Cuisine: Halloween


A Halloween treat from my childhood, frankfurters, hot dog rolls, radishes and tomato ketchup are turned into a tasty, gore-filled treat for October 31st.


  • 6 frankfurter sausages 
  • 6 soft finger or hot dog rolls
  • 2 large radishes
  • tomato ketchup


  1. Cook the hot dog sausages as per the manufacturers instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, using the handle of a wooden spoon make a hole down the middle of each soft roll, leaving the bottom sealed.
  3. Slice the radishes into thick slices and cut into triangles, with a sharp tip and one end and a strip of skin at the top to make the fingernails.
  4. Cut beds out of the top of the sausages with a sharp knife for the fingernails and push them into the sausage, sharp end first. I think the above photo makes it pretty self explanatory.
  5. Squeeze ketchup in lieu of blood into the hole in each roll and insert a ‘finger’.