Well, here we go. Sometimes we need to go back to the basics. This, I believe is an all time favorite, for most people. We can all think back at that one time we had Pigs n Blankets. Right?
Basic is ok. We don’t have to be ashamed of BASIC. I’m gonna talk you through short & sweet my version of PIB (pigs in blankets)
Hebrew National (20 count) $0.50 each
Colby Jack Cheese slices $0.02 each
Jalapenos (I didn’t figure because it is minimal)
Crescent Rolls (8 count) $0.13 each
Total $0.65/pig. For a meal of 8 Crescent Rolls would cost $5.20. Now you can definitely reduce your cost by purchasing store brand or using a coupon. As I stated before I’m picky about my Hot Dogs. Therefore I don’t mind paying extra for the brand I enjoy.
Refrigerated Crescent Rolls 8 count (obviously, make as many as you want)
Hot Dogs (My preference Hebrew National) I am a bit of a Hot Dog snob.
Add ins optional. (We used Cheese & Jalapenos)
Preheat your oven according to the package instructions. Mine preheated at 375 degrees.
To make things easy on you go ahead & pull your Crescents out of the can. Beware this is the human equivalent to a jack in the box!! I’m terrified of them.
Do the Hot Dog to Crescent math. I cut my Hot Dogs in half. So, 1 Hot Dog per 2 Crescent rolls
I used 1 slice of Colby Jack cheese slices. Cutting mine in 1/3 seemed to work well for me. We didn’t have too much oozing out in the oven.
I work on my cutting mat. The dough seems to behave fairly well on the mat. Meaning even though it is coming down to room temperature while I’m working it doesn’t seem to get too sticky on my work surface.
- Unroll (1) Crescent Roll
- Starting with the wide end. Lay your Hot Dog down & add cheese if wanted or peppers.
- Roll down to smallest point. Place (PIB) on parchment lined cookie sheet, point down.
- Repeat until all Pigs are tucked snug in blankets.
- Place in preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. This depends on your Crescent Roll baking instructions & the oven you are using.
Once all of this goodness comes out of the oven let them sit for a minute before serving. They are extremely hot & steamy on the inside.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. I prefere ranch & some kind of hot sauce!!! Be creative!!!
Good sides to go along are baked beans, slaw, French fries or chips.
Hope you enjoy 🙂
Until next time, Be Blessed