Pigs in a Blanket with Simple Instructions to Expand the Recipe

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Pigs in a blanket
Pigs in a blanket

Sausage wrapped in crescent dough is what you see as pigs in a blanket. You will find this food in party or casual event. The recipe is simple and easy to make for any mealtime. In fact, most people might have their own idea regarding this one. Of course, you need to start from the most basic one. Sometimes, it is called crescent dog recipe.

You might think this food is for children. That’s true but adults can also enjoy taking this one as appetizer. Discussing this food is a little bit tricky. You might see big serving, and size is relatively huge. Regardless how big your food should be, one critical part is the way you cook. It might be confused with other recipes, such as sausage rolls. They look quite similar, but the way you wrap is different. This food is simple and not rolling more than two steps. To enjoy, it is one fast serving in sizable bite. You can eat alongside the sauce to dip. To know how to make pigs in a blanket, read the following sections.

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Ingredients:

  • 2-3 packages cocktail smokies, mini is best size
  • 3 packages package crescent roll, add more if necessary
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 eggs

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven at 375 F and prepare the baking sheet.
  2. Open and cut crescent roll, put smokies or sausage then wrap them.
  3. Mix butter and eggs then brush into crescent roll.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes or more until they look brown enough.

Based on the list of ingredients for pigs in a blanket, you don’t have much issue to find them. Smokies are common for this recipe as they are already cooked and ready for further cooking. However, you are free to try others, even beacon or hot dog. Make sure to cut them properly in small pieces before wrapping into crescent roll. For this one, the stores provide several options from the plain flavor to some unique tastes.

The eggs and melted butter are part of additional ingredients. In fact, you can make only with rolls and smokies. The rest of ingredients are for improving the taste. Adding eggs makes the taste better, and it looks solid at outer layer. You can brush on roll or dip entire roll directly into egg-butter mixture.

If the flavor is too plain, add salt, pepper, or both. Garlic, chili powder, onion, and other vegetables are excellent choices as additional ingredients. Furthermore, this recipe is good with any sauce you like. There is no strict rule when cooking this dish.  As long as the main ingredients are already established, the rest of cooking is improvisation.

Prep time depends on how many you will make. More servings need extra smokies and rolls. You can buy more ingredients at store. Mixing smokies, sausage, and other meats are good idea to develop much variety. People can enjoy pigs in a blanket more than one flavor. Of course, it also works on additional ingredients to expand you result. Keep baking in balance and prevent overcooked.

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