The Ultimate Appetizer... Pigs in a Blanket! Cheap & Easy!

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Great to bring to parties, club meetings, or any other festivity. Perfect for lunch or dinner around the DVD player. Easy to make with kids and tastes great! Relatively inexpensive as well. Plenty of room for embellishments too!
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Step 1: Equipment

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You'll need the following equipment:

2 cookie sheets
aluminum foil
pot holder
prep surface

Step 2: Supplies

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This is one of the great features; every thing is pretty inexpensive.

You'll need the following supplies:

1 package of Little Smokies
4 rolls of Twist & Pop biscuits

There are usually about 42 smokies in a package and 10 biscuits in a twist & pop roll.

The Little Smokies go on sale regularly, they retail for around $4 but they're on sale pretty often for $2.50. We always stock up when they're on sale and freeze most of them. See picture below. I used the cheddar variety, next favorite is the Beef. They can be substituted with any thing you'd like! We have used pepperoni & mozzarella, sliced hot dogs, ham & cheese, you could even use a soy based protein for your vegan friends. Anything goes!

We like the inexpensive store brand Twist and Pops. You can usually get a 4 pack for around $2. We have tried the name brands side by side with them, and liked the cheaper ones better. It doesn't seem to matter whether we use home style or buttermilk. These too can be subbed with croissants or just abut anything you can figure. We used to make these with homemade bread dough, but this way is just too easy!
yeah i know5 years ago
This looks exactly like my oven!
that is your oven, yeah.  random instructables fans come and use your oven to test their ideas before they do them at home, just in case it explodes.  i came in to test my grilled cheese idea (by now exploded), and shared these pigs in a blanket (pigs in blankets??) with mikey.
Mikey D (author)  klingonprins5 years ago
Darn it Klingon!  Now where are we going to test out our stuff?!?
Umm football food. Making some now.
This is weird! I've only just discovered this whilst looking for something to cook as a midnight snack, is this an american thing? In Britain, we have pigs in blankets as sausages wrapped in bacon! I suppose you could argue that pig wouldn't wrap themselves in other pigs, but it's a lot tastier!
Ponkool46 years ago
Pigs in a Blanket really are the ultimate party snack. Instead of using biscuits, I cut Pillsbury Crescents in half and then wrap the little smokies. That way it's flaky and more buttery.
baneat6 years ago
"Pigs in a blanket" Aren't they just mini sausage rolls?
Mikey D (author)  baneat6 years ago
Sure are! This is what my family calls them. However, a sausage roll by any other name...
baneat Mikey D6 years ago
..Would be just as bad for your health haha. I was just making the point that these are quite easily available, if indeed they were sausage rolls, and that you don't need to make them from scratch if you want to eat them :)
lol apitizer shoot my family we cover a whole hotdog with Pilsbury Grand biscuts and bake them in an oven for dinner great for lunch next day pop one inthe microwave heat it up put soem ketchup mustard man theyre are good!
MeDiuMRaRe6 years ago
Also to answer the orgin question they are Czech...<br/><a rel="nofollow" href=""></a><br/>
Umm, Kolaches are mostly pastries.

Pigs in a blanket

My favorite? "Monkeys undercover."
I dunno. "meat stuff inside bread stuff" is pretty universal. I've had a larger version of this at RenFairs claiming to be "toad in the hole" (claimed to be Ren. english, except that "real" TitH recipes are quite different.) I suspect that the american version originated with the one of the manufacturers (mini hot-dogs or packaged biscuits.) (see also Bageldog, corndog, pork bun, pastie, sausage roll, etc, etc, etc.)
babyhulk6 years ago
Yes, those look good, But, I just use Hot Dogs and Biscuts... :)
Mikey D (author) 6 years ago
Thanks for the great comments folks! And thanks for the variations! Mikey
zjharva6 years ago
I love these! I help my mom make them at super bowl time. We use crescent rolls though, cut into smaller triangles.
MeDiuMRaRe6 years ago
Try this: instead of biscuits get the Orange Flavored Cinnamon Rolls. Be sure to get savory little sausages. After cooking drizzle with the included orange sauce! Yumm!
this is how i make them except with a sliver of cheese with the cocktail wiener. Does anybody know the origin of this dish? i thought it was Czech/German origin because its very popular in Texas Ive seen bacon wrapped around a hotdog called a pig in a blanket as well.
=SMART=6 years ago
awwwwww im sooo hungry! they look very tasty!! nice work :D
westfw6 years ago
Nicely done Instructable... I usually make ours with crescent rolls, and they are indeed a favorite. We preferred some mini-hotdogs using mixed meats (they seemed to be less greasy than the beef lil' smokies, believe it or not), but they seem to no longer be available. It's worth experimenting with different sausages to see what you like best.
sleeps6 years ago
I've always loved pigs in a blanket... until I've eaten more than half of one. I don't know what it is, but I just get sick of them... Oh well.
Brennn106 years ago
Nothing beats pigs in a blanket. Classic summer food. Nice job.
And now I have a craving of pigs in a blanket.
Mr. Rig It6 years ago
You're makin me hungry Mikey. These came out looking really nice, professional looking. If you can call pigs in a blanket professional :) Try throwing those little smokies in a small crock pot with a lot of BBQ sauce. Talk about good!