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ajr524 Nov 16, 2007 12:09 PM

Looking for the best pigs in a blanket to heat up @ home. Any where in Brooklyn, Queens or Manhattan. Let me know.

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    chefstu RE: ajr524 Nov 17, 2007 06:43 AM

    Knish Knosh on Queens Blvd at 67th Rd. great pigs in a blanket and they also have mini knishes.

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      the queen RE: chefstu Feb 17, 2008 05:07 AM

      Knish Knosh is HISTORY, they are not what they used to be.
      Try 2nd Ave Deli's new place.

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      linsue RE: ajr524 Nov 17, 2007 07:47 AM

      i travel from Long island to pick up the pigs in a blanket at knish knosh. I like them because the crust is thin and crispy. If you like a flaky crust you will be disappointed.

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        ajr524 RE: ajr524 Nov 18, 2007 09:46 AM

        Seems like knish nosh is the place to go. That is where I have always gone. Any other opinions or is that really THE place to go?

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          Striver RE: ajr524 Nov 28, 2007 04:27 AM

          Well, it's in the Bronx so slightly out of scope, but Leibman's Deli in Riverdale makes excellent mini-franks, wrapped in a dough that's thicker than puff pastry and works really well with the meat (and mustard, of course). Good mini-knishes, too (also made in-house).

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          jbroccoli RE: ajr524 Nov 28, 2007 08:50 AM

          Knish Knosh does have excellent pigs in blankets, as well as great knishes. Especially good are the pastrami stuffed potato knishes!
          Suggestion: why not make your own pigs in blankets? Purchase some frozen puff pastry and either regular hot dogs or mini-dogs. Thaw a sheet of the pastry, cut to size, wrap the dog (moisten the pastry to make the seam stick), and bake. Great results! We usually wrap whole regular hot dogs, then cut them up into rounds prior to baking them off. Serve with toothpicks and mustard.

          1. erica RE: ajr524 Dec 9, 2007 01:46 PM

            Have you tried the upscale ones from Dufour Pastry?

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              Stuffed Monkey RE: erica Dec 28, 2007 07:02 AM

              Hebrew National frozen (Zabars or Fairway carry the 40 pcs box) is always the first item to be finished whenever I serve them (and I'm a culinary school grad).
              They may not be the most elegant, but are exactly what people expect a pig in blanket to be like.

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                SunnysideUp RE: Stuffed Monkey Dec 28, 2007 02:12 PM

                Absolutely agree about Hebrew National. Convenient to have 40 frozen in a box, and much cheaper than gourmet brands - only about $11.99 a box, and you can find them just about anywhere. They also bake up consistently better than those expensive brands, too. I love them.

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                  Sarah RE: Stuffed Monkey Dec 28, 2007 02:48 PM

                  Can't find them in SF-Bay Area markets -- can anyone help?

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                    jfood RE: Sarah Dec 28, 2007 02:55 PM

                    very easy to make.

                    pkg of mini dogs
                    pkg of puff pastry

                    defrost pastry. lay out and cut unto strips about 1/2-3/4 the length of the dogs. cut length to fit around dog and pinch ends. Wrap and place with the pinched side down. Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes

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                  ajr524 RE: erica Dec 28, 2007 02:57 PM


                  I have not. Where can I find them?

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                    erica RE: ajr524 Jan 3, 2008 05:34 AM

                    I have seen them in the usual gourmet shops in NYC...I think Whole Foods carries them. I have not looked in a while...give them a call and ask:


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                  debster RE: ajr524 Jan 2, 2008 11:04 AM

                  The Today Show weekend edition rated Hebrew National as #1.

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