Cut the red pepper into nail shapes and microwave until heated. Be careful not to overheat or they won't turn out realistic!
On one side of the sausage, cut a 1 cm indentation in the shape of a fingernail. Make shallow cuts for the finger joints.
After sautéing, the joints will show up better. (Here, my pancake got a little overcooked...Sigh!)
Here's a variation of the dish using pasta. Pretty grotesque, isn't it?!
Story Behind this Recipe
It's almost Halloween, so today, I made pancakes with witch's fingers. It takes some patience to cut and shape the fingernails, especially if you're making a lot, but these are perfect for Halloween parties. Every time I make them, they manage to frighten me!
I recommend using Schauessen brand (Nippon Ham) sausages. The longer the fingernails, the more realistic the effect. Cover the base of the fingers with other bento items. It's important to make shallow cuts for the finger joints. Frying the sausage makes them more finger-like. They're so realistic, you might even make some people scream!