"Everything Bagel" pigs in a blanket
If you need a super tasty appetizer, you'll want to cook these "Everything Bagel" pigs in a blanket. They are easy to prepare with shop-bought crescents, small Viennese or smokies and our homemade "all-season" seasoning. Serve them as they are or with your favorite dip sauce.
Pigs in a blanket
During the holidays and on the day of the game we like to serve appetizers when we meet. Sometimes I make Slow Cooker Party Meatballs, Pulled Pork Sliders or even a Cherry Cheesecake Dip. Recipes that are easy and quick to prepare are always best when trying to serve a crowd. This recipe for pigs in a blanket is so easy and everyone devours them.
The spice of "Everything Bagel" has been a madness lately. Have you heard about it? It's the spice you usually find on bagels. It is no longer just for bagels. Many use it to top many different foods, and I now know why. This spice is so damn good!
The Everything Bagel spice can now be premixed and ready to use in many different stores. I prefer to make a batch homemade because it only requires a small number of ingredients.
Mini Crescent Dogs have always been a favorite for my family. Crescent Wrapped Hot Dogs are child and adult friendly. They taste great for daily egg washing, but if you make Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket, take them to another level.
I used Hillshire Farms Lil Wieners for our pigs in a blanket. You can use hot dogs in full size or cut. Consider using Lil Smokies that work too! If they use miniature versions, they are a simple appetizer for finger food.
Store-bought crescents are so easy and are usually offered for sale about every other week. I've never done it myself, but I'm sure if you have a recipe, it will work just as well. Homemade, however, costs a little more time.
For the seasoning mix "Everything" you can check your spice drawer or your spice cupboard. I have all spices except garlic flakes at hand. The finding of garlic flakes in my Kroger has failed. So I use garlic powder instead – the taste gives the same flavor profile.
Ingredients for pigs in a blanket
- Hot Dogs, Lil Wieners or Lil Smokies
- garlic powder
- White pepper
- Dried chopped onions
- Sesame seeds
- Kosher salt
How to make pigs in a blanket
First put the croissants in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Do not leave them standing much longer as they freeze and can not be edited.
Then put the mini hot dogs, wieners or smokies on a paper towel and with another towel until they are VERY dry. Absorbing moisture results in a crispy pig in a blanket. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Next, put all the ingredients for the seasoning mix "Everything" in a small bowl and mix. Add the egg and water to another small bowl or bowl. Beat until combined and set aside.
For the next step, you must carefully roll out the croissant dough. Place it on a work surface and cut each triangle into three parts. I use a pizza cutter, but a knife works too! Do not touch the dough to a minimum. The fingers transfer heat and make the dough less workable.
Put a hot dog, a little Wiener or a Smokie in each triangle and roll. I cut some of the excess dough so the meat does not "peek" through the ends. Place on an ungreased baking tray.
Use a baking brush to place the tips of each pig in a blanket with egg rinse.
Then each sprinkle with the prepared all-round spice. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown tops and edges have appeared. Serve warm with mustard or your favorite dip sauce.
If you need to prepare the mini crescent dogs, prepare the dough and dogs and place them on the tin pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving. Then add the egg to wash and season just before baking.
These Everything Pigs in a Blanket are perfect for venison, Christmas or New Year's starters. I promise you will be a hit for your parties!
Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine!