Food Play

Pickled Frog

What You Need:

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  • Large dill pickle
  • Toothpick
  • 2 small sweet banana peppers with stems
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 10 dill-pickled gherkins


1. Cut a narrow slit in the front of the large dill pickle for the mouth -- get help from an adult for all cutting.

2. Cut away a short section of each banana pepper at the stem end for eyes. Do not remove the stems. With a toothpick, poke two holes in the pickle large enough to receive the stems. Insert the stems, then push a clove into the center of each eye.

3. Use two gherkins for each front limb. For the hand, make a diagonal cut at the end of two of the gherkins. For fingers, make two V-cuts. Attach to body with toothpicks.

4. For each hind leg, use three gherkins: two for the upper and lower leg, and one for the foot. Attach the leg sections with toothpicks.

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