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. To prepare the pigs, preheat oven to 425°. Lightly spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. 

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

  3. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large stockpot; add baking soda and honey to pan, stirring until dissolved. Add 5 to 6 wrapped franks to water; cook 20 to 30 seconds. Return franks to a baking sheet using a slotted spoon. Repeat procedure until all franks have been boiled. Arrange franks 1 inch apart on baking sheet.

  4. Whisk together egg and half-and-half in a small bowl. Whisk together poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried onions, dried garlic, and salt in a shallow bowl. Lightly brush the dough of each frank with egg mixture using a pastry brush; gently roll each in the poppy seed mixture, returning to the baking sheet as they are coated. 

  5. Bake at 425° for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned; cool 5 to 10 minutes on sheet. Gently transfer to a platter using a spatula. Serve with cream cheese dip. 

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

 

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