severed fingers hot dogs in ketchup

Severed Fingers

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 1 Hour
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x


This severed finger hot dog recipe has been around for years and years. It’s gross and so awesome. It’s a great main course for your Halloween dinner party!



  • 2 Packages of Hot Dogs or Sausages
  • Ketchup or BBQ Sauce, as Needed
  • Onion Slices (optional)


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  • Create 3 shallow horizontal slices about a quarter and two thirds the way up each hotdog or sausage for “knuckles.”
  • Boil hot dogs until cooked, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  • With a sharp knife, cut a small flat space at the tip of the sausage for a “nail.”

  • Fill a cup with a couple of tablespoons of ketchup, bbq sauce, or any other red-colored sauce. Place assembled fingers in the cup, burying the ends slightly in the sauce. Serve hot.


Tip: Heating the sauce helps keep this disgusting Halloween food from cooling down too fast.

  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: severed fingers