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Pigs in a blanket recipe NOT using crescent rolls

jacquelyncoffey Oct 26, 2011 08:30 PM

I want to make pigs in a blanket, but I don't like canned crescent roll dough. Would pie crust taste good? What would you use for the pastry. I would like to keep this simple, no fancy pastry recipes please ;-)

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    jeanmarieok RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 26, 2011 08:34 PM

    I've used bisquick for these before - I usually do 3 parts bisquik, 1 part grated cheddar, a shake of garlic powder, and enough milk for it to all stick together. Then I roll it out on a floured board, cut them into rectangles and wrap up the sausages. Bake until lightly browned. Of course, you could make your own biscuit dough, too.

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      jacquelyncoffey RE: jeanmarieok Oct 27, 2011 05:54 PM

      This sounds right up my alley. I am making these for a small crowd. They would probably like the crescent roll dough, but since I am making them, I want to like them as well! I have a brand new box of Bisquick, so I'm ready to roll - pun intended! Thanks for the great suggestion.

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      critter101 RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 26, 2011 09:04 PM

      You can use strips of frozen puff pastry.

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        mscoffee1 RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 26, 2011 09:04 PM

        Pie crust was what my Mom always used when she made them for parties for the "kids". I liked it and it (along with several other things) was used for a LOT of parties till we had all graduated high school. Our house rocked. She served it with mustard and it was very popular.

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          Pia RE: mscoffee1 Oct 28, 2011 01:39 PM

          I've used pie crusts successfully too (even pre-prepared ones). Really, you can't go wrong with any sort of dough wrapper. Unless maybe you tried to use a wonton skin.

        2. ipsedixit RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 26, 2011 09:04 PM

          Puff pastry.

          1. sarahjay RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 26, 2011 10:25 PM

            my mom always used strips of her usual biscuit dough wrapped around the sausages. Tasty and simple!

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              HillJ RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 27, 2011 06:56 AM

              Lately I've been following the pretzel craze developing a dough I like. Pigs in a blanket with pretzel dough is really delicious. There are several doughs using AP, rye or ww flours. I tend to like the rye most. Recently we enjoyed chicken sausage wrapped inside homemade rye pretzel rolls. http://www.thefreshloaf.com/recipes/p...

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                SammyOD RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 27, 2011 08:32 AM

                I'm 3rding the Puff Pastry. Yum!

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                  pammi RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 27, 2011 08:46 AM

                  Instead of dusting puff pastry with flour,sprinkle fine grated Parmesan cheese and roll lightly into the pastry.Then add the frank.. Not only flaky but ever so slightly cheesy. Excellent!

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                    TrishUntrapped RE: pammi Oct 27, 2011 09:14 AM

                    I've done this! Delicious!

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                    karykat RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 27, 2011 10:38 AM

                    You can use a bread type dough. I have a recipe for making little filled pocket pies that I use for making flat bread tarts that would work.

                    1. visciole RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 27, 2011 11:24 AM

                      I'm on the biscuit dough bandwagon, but I would make it from scratch using buttermilk.

                      1. boogiebaby RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 27, 2011 12:13 PM

                        Pizza dough or puff pastry.

                        1. eight_inch_pestle RE: jacquelyncoffey Oct 28, 2011 01:58 PM

                          Thumbs up to those recommending homemade buttermilk biscuits. Started doing it on weekend mornings when there's a big soccer or American football match. You can add a little hard cheese or cayenne or serrano to the dough. Very good with a little honey for dipping.

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