Pigs in an Everything Blanket: Your Childhood Favorite with a Tasty Twist

February 26, 2019

Pigs in an Everything Blanket

Make sure you make enough of these little beauties, because they'll disappear immediately.

Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 42 pigs in the blanket
Author Andrea Price

Ingredients

PIGS

  • cooking spray
  • 1 lb refrigerated prepared pizza dough at room temperature
  • 1 pkg cocktail franks
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp half-and-half
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 4 tsp dried minced onion
  • 4 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 1 tsp coarse salt

CREAM CHEESE DIP

  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Turn the oven up to 425° and lightly spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. 

  2. Roll pizza dough into an 11x17-inch rectangle on a surface that's been lightly floured. Cut the dough into 42 even strips, stretching each slightly with your fingertips. Tightly wrap each cocktail frank with 1 strip placed horizontally. Place the wrapped franks onto the sprayed sheet.

  3. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a big stockpot. Add baking soda and honey to a pan and stir until they're dissolved. Add 5 to 6 wrapped franks to the water and cook them for 20 to 30 seconds. Return the franks to the sheet with a slotted spoon. Repeat this procedure until all of the franks have been boiled, then arrange them 1 inch apart on the baking sheet.

  4. Whisk together egg and half-and-half in a small bowl. In a different shallow bowl, whisk together poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried onions, dried garlic, and salt. Lightly brush the dough of each frank with egg mixture using a pastry brush, then gently roll each in the poppy seed mixture. Put the franks back on the sheet as they're coated. 

  5. Bake the prepped franks at 425° for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned, then let them cool 5 to 10 minutes on the sheet. Gently transfer them to a platter with a spatula. 

  6. To prepare the dip, place softened cream cheese in a medium bowl and beat it with an electric mixer until it turns fluffy. With the mixer at low speed, mix in the buttermilk and remaining ingredients (through pepper) until it's smooth. Serve alongside the franks.

 

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