These are tasty, and so cute! I like to take them to school for lunch with some rice balls and veggie sticks. Make sure you get all-natural sausages with no nitrates, nitrites, or MSG.
- Little sausages, fully cooked (make sure they contain no nitrites, nitrates, or MSG)
- Using a paring knife, slice half of a sausage lengthwise. Turn and slice again. Now you should have 4 legs of the octopus.
- Slice each leg into two. Now you have 8 legs. Repeat for all sausages.
- Brown sausages in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. With some types of sausage, this will be enough to make the legs of the octopus curl out.
- If your octopus legs need more curling, pick up the sausage with tongs and push a toothpick onto the top (the head of the octopus). This will allow you to use the toothpick to set the octopus right-side up, without burning yourself.
- Hold the toothpick and set the octopus right-side up in the pan, with its legs spread apart. You may have to hold it there for a few seconds for it to stay. Brown the underside of the octopus legs, and it will help it to keep the octopus shape.