12 October, 2016
Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket
Ah, football season. The time of the year where Americans across the country consume their body weight in beer every two weeks and junk food sales go through the roof. Sundays are fun days full of screaming at the television, watching grown men in Spandex run around a painted field throwing an air-filled sack of pig skin to each other and occasionally getting in trouble for breaking rules that nobody really understands.
An American past-time and a true classic.
While enjoying your weekly entertainment and sporting your preferred team’s colors (#BroncosNation), why not take advantage of the fact that people will eat just about anything during a football party and try out some new snacks. You’ll find a handful on this blog, such as pizza rolls or ham and cheese sliders or buffalo wing dip or next week’s post, mini pizzas!
This week, I’ve decided to make some pigs in a blanket — with a cheesy twist! Take a look:
Ingredients (makes 16 PIBs)
2 cans crescent rolls (8 ct)
8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
8 pack hot dogs (I prefer all beef franks)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (or whatever is directed on your crescent roll package, if it’s different) and line two cookie pans with parchment paper.
Open up the package of hot dogs and cut the franks in half width-wise (so you end up with two mini dogs out of the one). Pop open one of the cans of rolls and remove one of the triangles of dough. Gently stretch it out a little bit so that you can fit a triangle of cheese (one of the slices cut in half diagonally) inside of it with dough on the corners to fold over. Place a half-hot dog on top of the cheese and roll the crescent roll up, folding in excess dough to encase the contents as completely as possible.
Once you’ve rolled everything up, pop them in the oven for 10 to 13 minutes (or whatever your package says, if different) or until golden brown.
Let them cool for about ten minutes before serving. Dig in, enjoy the game, and don’t forget to vote in the poll in the sidebar, especially if you’d like to see a physical cookbook of some of the best Apartment Eats recipes!