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Pigs In A Blanket Day
April 24th is Pigs in a Blanket Day!
Did you know that a favorite party food "Pigs in a Blanket" have their own day?
I'm not surprised! True it's just an unofficial food holiday but still a good reason to make these easy and kid friendly party or every day appetizers.
Pigs in a blanket are a fun finger food and are usually the first appetizer to go at most parties or holiday gatherings. This delicious nibble is fun to make and even more fun to eat! Because making pigs in a blanket are so easy give them a try at your next party whether it's a Super Bowl party, New Year's Open House or a birthday.
What are Pigs in a blanket?
The simplest explanation is hot dogs, cocktail sausage or pork sausage wrapped in a sweet or savory dough and baked until golden brown. There are no secret ingredients to most pigs in a blanket recipes but many people like to add fillings before they wrap their favorite dough around the hot dog or sausage including bacon, cheddar cheese or hot sauce to make their pigs in a blanket recipe unique.
Other ways to eat or prepare
Sausage links wrapped in pancakes for breakfast, sausage links wrapped in flaky puff pastry dough, or as some recipes suggest, wrapping the "pig" in "pig" (bacon) and then wrapped that in savory dough. Some recipes call for adding cheese to the biscuit, corn bread or pie dough. Have you tried Bisquick Pigs in a Blanket?
Experiment with different types of sausage:
Try lean turkey or chicken apple sausage, hearty lamb sausage, Irish Bangers or spicy Andouille or Italian.
Photo: Mini Pigs in a Blanket Creative Commons
Pigs in a blanket recipe
Pigs in a blanket are not complicated. Just take any kind of prepared dough think puff pastry, croissant dough, biscuit dough or pie crust and wrap it around small pieces of hot dog or sausage and bake until golden brown. Serve with spicy mustard, barbecue sauce or chutney.
Mummy Pigs in a Blanket
Many people turn the popular pigs in a blanket into Halloween hot dog mummies for Halloween parties. Just wrap strips of dough "mummy style" around a hot dog or sausage leaving a little piece of sausage showing for the mummy face. Decorate your mummy face with little drops of mustard for the eyes!
Pigs in a Blanket for your Christmas or Holiday Party
If you're looking for an inexpensive or budget minded Christmas platter consider putting together a pigs in a blanket Christmas wreath. Just arrange mini pigs in a blanket in a wreath shape and decorate your Christmas wreath with a roasted pepper bow!
Christmas Food Platters
Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket
For breakfast "Pigs in a Blanket" fully cook sausage links and set aside in a warm oven. Prepare pancakes and wrap pancakes around cooked sausage. Serve with melted butter and real maple syrup!
Pigs in a Blanket Dipping Sauce
Homemade BBQ Sauce
Try this BBQ Sauce as a side dip for your pigs in a blanket!
1 cup Coca-Cola
1 cup ketchup
1 cup A-1 sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Mix all ingredients well and heat over medium heat approximately one hour.
Cool and refrigerate until needed.
Pigs in a Blanket Day
April 24th is Pigs in a Blanket Day. I'm guessing not a real holiday but one held dear by people who love pigs in a blanket! What would be part of pigs in a blanket celebration?
Involve your kids with these fun recipes...use refrigerated biscuits or croissant roll dough. For your pig, choose hot dogs.
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