Looking for something even more awful to feed your family than spaghetti and eyeballs? Your family will scream with delight (well…they will scream) when they see the worm sandwiches that you've whipped up for them. Another economical and easily made recipe, you can make the worms up ahead of time and just heat them up before serving. You can toast the bread or not, you can use sandwich bread or buns, or just serve a side of worms without the bread. The Rolling Pen at the Sugarcreek Township Farm Market has some very nice artisan breads that would work well, and the author used meatless hot dogs from Trader Joe’s and some Bad Mother BBQ Sauce (also from the Sugarcreek Township Friday Market, or you can purchase the sauce year-round at Dot's Market). Nothing says you're a Bad Mother like these worm sandwiches:
Worm sandwiches (makes 4 sandwiches)
- 1 package hot dogs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ to ¾ cup barbecue sauce
- 8 slices bread or sandwich rolls, or 4 hot dog buns
Slice each hot dog lengthwise, and then slice each of those slices lengthwise – you should end up with about a dozen ‘worms’ from each hot dog. Heat the olive oil over medium to medium high heat and sauté the hot dog ‘worms’, turning gently until all sides are lightly browned. The worms will curl up slightly as they cook, lending them an even more realistic appearance. When the worms are brown, pour the BBQ sauce over them and gently stir them around until they are coated with the sauce. Arrange the worms on the sandwich bread and serve.
Disgusting. Your kids will love this.
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