Sometimes, easy recipes are the best ones to make. Here is an incredibly simple snack/side dish and I can hardly believe I have never made them before. So like the title says, and as you can see in the picture, I made pigs in a blanket! Pigs = hot dogs, blanket = pastry dough. The pastry gets super flaky and I love it so much.
These are a snack commonly found in the frozen aisle at the grocery store, but they are so easy (and cheaper) to just make yourself. And again, they only require TWO INGREDIENTS, so you have no excuses!
I wanted the hot dog to stick out of the pastry a little bit, basically this was just for aesthetics 😛 I think they turned out really well and they’re so cute! This would be a great activity to make with your kids, and they will definitely enjoy eating them too!
I used puff pastry that I cut into small strips and wrapped around my hot dog pieces, but another common option is to use crescent rolls which come already pre-cut. Both are super easy options. Then for the hot dogs, I took basic all beef dogs and cut each one into 4 pieces. If you can find cocktail wieners (mini hot dogs) those would be perfect for this recipe too. If you wanted to make these vegetarian, you could easily use veggie dogs, and follow the same steps.
There isn’t much more to the recipe, but I have written out all the directions down below 🙂
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- 8 hot dogs (vegetarian: use veggie dogs)
- 1 egg, beaten
- sesame seeds, for sprinkling
- Optional: sauce for dipping (I like honey mustard)
- Preheat oven to 400°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut puff pastry into 1.5″ wide x 3″ long strips. Cut hot dogs into 2″ pieces.
- Place one piece of hot dog at the end of one strip of puff pastry and roll it up, gently pressing overlapping dough to keep it together. Place on prepared sheet and continue with remaining hot dogs and puff pastry.
- Brush all tops with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake 20 minutes, until golden brown and flaky. Serve hot and with dipping sauce, if desired.