Sunday, March 6, 2016

Pigs in a Blanket

Since our little evening together (click here for the post), my daughter, SO, has been asking me to make Pigs in a Blanket again. Not only does she love those little piggies in a blanket, but she especially loves being so hands-on in the preparation.

My husband, MR, doesn't work this weekend (which is really rare), so we thought we would do another dinner and movie night at home with him included.

Pigs in a Blanket is basically sausage wrapped in bread.
While hotdog is usually used, I can't find any here. So instead, I use Knack Sausage which is a fine substitute.

I used store-bought puff pastry. I've never once in my life tried making puff pastry and truthfully I don't think I will ever attempt to.

Basically, I just wrap the sausage with the puff pastry. Because the form of the puff pastry is circle, I try to adjust. Sometimes I wrap one sausage in one row, sometimes two.

I sliced the wrapped sausage so that it's about 1 inch in size or bite-size.
I, then, poked the puff pastry with a fork and baked them in a 180 degrees Celsius preheated oven.

Bake for 10 minutes (in small batches if necessary). Take them out and turned them over. Put back in the oven for another 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt all over and serve with your choice of sauce (mustard, aioli, ketchup, or etc ...).

I usually end up having too much for us so after the inital 10 minutes baking period, I set aside the extra. I let them cool before transferring them in the freezer. Just bake them straight from the freezer for a couple of minutes when you want to serve them.

Personally, we love to serve them as appetizers. It's easy to prepare, as you can see even a child can do it, and you can make it ahead!


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