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Put those Mini Hot Dogs Into Good Use with this Appetizing Recipe

5 months ago

Put those Mini Hot Dogs Into Good Use with this Appetizing Recipe

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Have you seen those cocktail hot dogs in the grocery freezer? Yes those mini, thumb-sized red snacks that kids go crazy for? Well, Americans and other countries like United Kingdom and even Canada and Germany use these babies as appetizers called Pigs in A Blanket. Other variations include Vienna sausages and cocktail-sized frankfurters that are wrapped with store-bought pastry dough. So, if you need a convenient and easy to do meal starter, this little piggie of a recipe can certainly do the trick.

 

PIGS IN A BLANKET
Makes 4-5 servings

2 ½ cups All-purpose flour
1 Tbsp White sugar
1 tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Salt
6 Tbsps Unsalted butter, cubed
¼ cup Grated Parmesan cheese
¾ cup Buttermilk (or substitute with ¾ cup milk + 1 Tbsp vinegar or calamansi juice)
1 (500g) pack Cocktail hot dogs
1 bar Cheddar cheese, cut into sticks
Egg wash (1 egg + 3 Tbsps milk)

  1. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in Parmesan cheese and mix well until evenly distributed.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour buttermilk inside the well. Slowly start to draw in the flour from the edges of the well with a fork, until the flour mixture and buttermilk are completely combined forming a ball of dough. Knead lightly but do not over knead. Let the dough rest for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the dough to a floured worktable and dust the top of the dough with more flour.
  4. Use a rolling pin to roll out and shape the dough into a 7 x 15-inch rectangle.
  5. Cut the dough into small rectangles using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife and cut each rectangle diagonally to form two triangles.
  6. Place one hot dog and a slice of cheese on the shortest side of the triangle and roll it up, sealing the end with egg wash. Repeat with the remaining dough, hot dogs, and cheese.
  7. Place the pigs in a blanket on a greased baking pan and brush with egg wash. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown in color. Let cool slightly then serve immediately with preferred condiments.

Recipe by Celine Clemente-Lichauco
Photographed by Yukie Sarto of Studio 100

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