Feeding a child can be a difficult task. And especially when the child is sick or is experiencing an emotional event. In such cases, the presentation of the food matters. Since children “eat with their eyes” at first, it is worth taking a little care of the presentation of the product. An interesting solution can be sausage octopuses. They are prepared literally in a jiffy and always please with versatility. You can serve them with anything from pasta and mashed potatoes to vegetable salad.
Sausage octopuses look appetizing even for adults. When cooking, be vigilant, for sure, older generations of households will want to pull off a couple of pieces. To make sure everyone has enough of a fun treat, double the recipe, if desired.
- 16 sausages;
- 90 g flour;
- ½ tsp baking soda;
- 1 tsp potato starch;
- 1/3 salt;
- 50 ml of milk;
- 40 g of ketchup;
- Sunflower oil refined for deep-frying.
- Pour the oil into the frying pan. If you don’t have a deep fryer, use a small pot or saucepan.
- Clean the sausages from the polyethylene film, if any.
- Make 6 cuts in half of each sausage to make octopus tentacles.
- Place flour, starch, milk and ketchup in a bowl and stir until smooth. Add salt and baking soda, mix again.
- Check if the oil is hot enough with a cooking thermometer. If it is not there, break off the head from the match, throw it into hot oil. If it starts to boil, remove the match with a slotted spoon.
- Dip the remaining half of the sausage generously into the batter.
- Place the workpiece in hot oil, repeat with a few more. Do not cook many servings at once, so as not to disturb the shape of the octopuses. Better to work in batches.
- Deep-fry the sausages until the dough turns golden. Remove the octopus from the sausages with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels.
- Serve on a clean platter with your favorite sauces.
Sausage octopuses with spaghetti
Cooking octopuses from sausages with spaghetti will be possible even for grandfather. Knowing this recipe, feeding the younger generation will not be difficult at all. Even more, be careful, for sure the kids will ask for supplements. For a more nutritious meal, don’t forget to prepare the vegetable salad while the sausage octopus cooks.
- 16 sausages;
- 300 g durum wheat spaghetti;
- 50 g butter;
- Ketchup, cheese or cheese sauce to taste.
- Clean the sausages from the plastic packaging. If they have a natural shell, it can be left. Cut each sausage into 6 cuts from the bottom side.
- Spaghetti use durum wheat. Take about 5-7 spaghetti and pierce the sausage with them so that the tips stick out only from the bottom side. Make sure the second one is not completely pierced. Do this with all sausages.
- Place water in a saucepan over medium heat to boil. Salt the water at the point of boiling.
- Lower the sausage octopuses, cook for 7-10 minutes or according to the recommendations on the spaghetti package.
- Remove the octopuses with a slotted spoon and brush with melted butter. Serve hot with vegetable salad.