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Piggies In a Blanket

October 5, 2009

Ah, yes. Fall.

Leaves are turning colors.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back.

And football season has officially started.

It’s time to SNACK.


Pigs in a Blanket

Sometimes, old standbys are the best for a reason.

I started out wanting to do a fancier version of this, but, as usual, was reminded that being a college kid is often limiting in terms of supplies and time. The great thing about Pigs in a Blanket is that is you can do it as basic as possible, or you can experiment and dress it up. All you really need is some kind of pastry dough (crescent rolls work best) and some kind of hot dog. The rest is up to you.

IMG_4863Being vegetarian-roommate conscientious, I chose to use Smart Dogs veggie protein links. I know, I know. If you don’t like the taste you can stuff the dogs with savory dressings. I thought I’d try cheddar cheese and sauteed onions.

IMG_4864Thinly slice your onion and saute in about a Tablespoon of vegetable oil. Be careful not to let them burn! Mine got a little cripsy…


Slice your links into about 1inch pieces.

IMG_4867Roll out the the triangles of crescent roll dough.

IMG_4868Cut the triangles into smaller pieces. Just halving may still leave too much dough, so just eye ball it depending on the size of your franks.

IMG_4871Now, if you feel like going crazy and want to try and stuff, slice the franks about 3/4 the way through and press in as much of the goodies as you can. It’s messy. Don’t worry.

IMG_4873Wrap the piggies, stuffed or unstuffed, whichever you prefer, into one of the smaller pieces of dough.

IMG_4874Pop them into the oven at about 350°F for about 11-15 minutes, or until golden brown. (Follow the directions on the crescent roll packaging).

IMG_4875And there you go! How precious.

You can’t get much easier than this. This was the perfect last minute snack before our Red Sox game (okay, okay, I know, it’s not football). We devoured the whole plate. The veggie dogs have a different texture than regular hot dogs, but the flavor, especially with the added cheese or onions, was still addictive. Spicy brown mustard gave it a nice kick as well.

No official recipe this time, but here are the ingredients:

1. Package of hot dogs (veggie dogs, sausage, you name it)

2. 2 Rolls of crescent roll dough

3. 1 cup cheddar cheese (optional)

4. 1 onion (optional)

5. Mustard (optional, for dipping)

Go team!



One Comment leave one →
  1. May 9, 2010 6:32 am

    ahhhhhhhhhh my dad makes these and it always reminds me of halftimes or quick snacks he would make

    definitely an oldie but goodie

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