Pigs in Blankets are a great thing for kids to fix when mom is feeling too crummy to spend much time in the kitchen. We’ve also found over the years that this is a GREAT thing to take to potlucks. We put a vast quantity of Pigs in the Blankets into a big basket and don’t have to worry about spilling or keeping anything warm. That basket is often the first dish on the potluck table to completely empty out.
Pigs in Blankets
1-3 packages of hot dogs, cooked and cut in half
While the dough is rising, boil the hot dogs and cut them into halves. (I know that most hot dogs claim to be fully cooked, but I ALWAYS boil hot dogs before eating them.)
Recruit the kids to wrap a “blanket” of dough around each hot dog half. (Start with pieces of dough that are a little smaller than a golf ball. Adjust the size of the dough to your own tastes.) Place the “pigs” on a greased cookie sheet and let rise for 40 minutes to an hour. Bake at 350° until golden brown. Cool on a rack. These are best when they’re dipped in ketchup or barbecue sauce.
Shortcut: buy the frozen bread or rolls of dough from the freezer section of the grocery store. Use this dough to wrap the hot dogs.
For variety: Add a little slice of cheese between the dough and the hot dog. Use Lil Smokies sausages instead of regular hot dogs.