The Ultimate Super Bowl Snack - Wiener Wraps. Period.
Most of the year we are very concerned about the type of food that is made in our home. Our preference is towards locally grown, organic and sustainable products. If it's in it's purest form, food is just good for you. There are however, certain events where we can veer away this typical path of food choice, and the Super Bowl is one such event.
Now I should say, we're not really big football fans. I at least knew who was in the Super Bowl this year, but we don't watch every Sunday or Monday night. But for whatever reason, we'll at least watch the first half of the game, and through halftime. It might be because the kids enjoy watching the crazy commercials, or because of the snacks. Now that I think about it, it's probably the latter. We don't usually have big parties for sporting events, but even with just those of us in the house, we'll throw down some decent snacks.
Of course we'll have some corn chips and killer homemade salsa. We'll even have some nice cheeses, crackers and cured meats. We'll probably cut up some fresh, crisp vegetables and make a couple of dips for them. Actually, now that I think about it, all of those snacks DO fall into our normal track of foods. We can prepare all of those with good ingredients. But where I can leave it all behind and just make a snack for the sake of being a snack, is in the perfect Super Bowl snack -- the Wiener Wrap.
I'm not going to even bother looking up the history of the wiener wrap, but if there is one person responsible for this lovely creation, I owe him or her a huge thank you card. I have loved these little salty taste sensations since I was a kid, and given any chance to make "cheating food," I will make them. I'm not sure if it's good or bad, but my kids share my same affinity for the little fellas.
These couldn't be easier to make. Again, I make no qualms about the healthiness, or lack thereof, in this snack. I'm only recommending them for the pure joy they bring. Ready, here's what you need, and what you do.
Canned Crescent Roll Dough
Wieners - Your choice which kind
Open your crescent roll dough and select enough dough to wrap around the size of dog you've chosen. Sometimes we use plain old beef franks, other times we use little smoky sausages, and other times we'll use some kind of brat. Obviously if you're using Little Smokies your dough is going to go further than a regular sized dog, but part of the fun of making these is figuring out the proportions. Preheat your oven to 375, wrap up the snacks, and then cook for about 8-10 minutes or until they are golden brown. Serve with mustard, ketchup or bbq sauce. We love a nice stone ground mustard, but your sauce is your choice.
Wiener wraps are not only delicious, they are perfect for an event like a Super Bowl party because they are a completely portable treat all wrapped up in one. You can bet we'll be making these tomorrow (ok, maybe we'll be using nitrate and nitrite free dogs so we don't veer too far off the path) and enjoying the game together!