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PIGS IN A BLANKET
Date:September 28, 2010 Viewing:Click on THUMBNAIL to bring up larger image with captions. There will also be controls for manual or self running slide show. Learn More:ClickHERE to jump to additional Info about this recipe.
Pigs in a Blanket
Instead of separating the crescent roll dough into 8 triangles I kept them as 4 larger rectangles & sealed the seams
First came dijon mustard & in this picture I am I am halfway through adding the American cheese
The chili came next. I used a beanless variety to help keep the thickness down.
I grilled the hotdogs long enough to get sear marks, but not as long as I normally would
The hotdogs are off the grill and ready to roll up in the dough
The dogs were finished indirectly at 375 & took around 20 minutes
These do look more like calzones than wiener wraps, but no matter what you call them they were great
One of these was a meal in itself
I was wondering if grilling, then baking the dogs would dry them out. Happily the answer was no & these were very tasty
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I made this recipe on a spur of the moment whim. As a kid I used to like wiener wraps: Hot dogs with a slit for little strips of cheese wrapped in a triangular piece of crescent roll dough and baked in the oven. I wanted to make an grown up version of this. I wanted to use chili, which meant using two pieces of crescent roll dough so the two triangles formed a larger rectangle and make a wrap big enough to enclose and seal off the entire hot dog. As a friend pointed out more like a hot dog calzone. Next I also wanted mustard and a whole slice of cheese, not slivers. Lastly I wanted to grill the hotdogs. The plan was to have everything else ready to go prior to grilling the dogs. I would grill the dogs long enough to get some decent grill marks, but not as long as I normally do. Then I would pull the dogs and wrap them in the dough with all the fixings and return them to the grill where they would finish indirectly. The pictures tell the rest of the story.