National pigs in-a-blanket day
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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National Pigs-in-a- Blanket Day Pigs in a Blanket is a finger food enjoyed around the world, in a variety of contexts. Generally, some form of pork is wrapped in some kind of bread or other type of dough, or in bacon. In the US, these snacks are often enjoyed as part of a classic childs lunch, casual hors doeuvres, or a delicious breakfast item. In the UK, theyre a traditional part of a Christmas meal. But no matter when you serve them, this is how to make them. Ingredients At least 4 standard hot dogs, uncooked. Alternatively, you can use Hebrew National hot dogs, which also work very well, as do Little Smokies cocktail franks and canned Vienna Sausages.
1 can (8-count) crescent roll dough. "Croissant" is French for crescent. (You canalso use biscuit dough.)1 large baking sheet.Ketchup and mustard as a dipping sauce (optional).Steps 1. Pre-heat the oven according to the directions found on the dough container (or in your favorite recipe if making biscuit dough). Most brands call for 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 2. Separate and roll out each croissant dough triangle. Make sure the dough isnt too thick or so thin that it will break. Keep in mind that the dough will rise and expand in the oven while baking. 3. Break or cut each hot dog in half. Place each half at the bottom point of the triangle and roll it up to the top (wide end) so that the dough is blanketing it, covering the middle of the hot dog completely. Vienna Sausages or Little Smokies are used whole, while regular hot dogs should be halved. 4. Place the rolled-up hot dogs on a greased baking sheet about 1 inch (approx. 2.5 cm) away from each other. 5. Bake in oven for 11–15 minutes or until the dough is golden brown. 6. Remove pan from the oven and let your treats cool before serving. Finished!Five Food Finds about Pigs-in-a-BlanketThe first written record of pigs in a blanket occurs in Betty Crocker’s Cooking forKids in 1957.Pigs in a blanket are also known as devils on horsebacks, kilted sausages, andwiener winks.
In the United Kingdom, pigs in blankets are small sausages, or chipolatas wrappedup in bacon.In America, pigs in a blanket often refers to hot dogs, Vienna sausages, orbreakfast sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, croissant dough or a pancake andthen baked.You can combine these dishes by wrapping your sausage in bacon, then cookingthem into a biscuit or croissant.