This recipe was the ultimate childhood treat in my house. Using only store-bought components, a rarity due to the high cost of Hawai’i living, it was easy to make on a school night. It also guaranteed my mother had a bit of her sanity intact at bedtime.
So for those of you who have never heard of this pork delight, prepare your bellies. You are about to embark on a culinary adventure that even the most kitchen challenged person can accomplish. I’ve seen toddlers make this without the assistance of an interfering adult, though I think it’s best if they avoid the oven part.
The absolute best part of this recipe, from a non-food standpoint, is the cleanup. You literally throw out the parchment paper and it’s done. No pans to scrub, no bowls to wash, not even plates to clean if you eat over the pan!
Pigs in a Blanket
Crescent dough in a can
Cheese (any cheese – American, Swiss, Cheddar, Colby & Monterey Jack combo – it’s all delicious!)
A baking pan – if you don’t own one of these you need to leave my blog right now because you are unprepared for life and are better off watching TV until someone else shows up to cook for you.
Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
Lay out crescent triangles on baking sheet.
Place cheese on crescent dough.
Place the hotdog at the widest end of the triangle.
Roll crescent dough all the way to the tip of the dough.
Bake according to the dough instructions on the can.
Superhero Tip: I use shredded cheese and sprinkle it on the dough. Or you can use sliced cheese and break it to fit your triangles. Cheese will bubble out, stay calm and prepare to get messy, the parchment paper will make cleanup easy!
Second Superhero Tip: One word, bacon. Double up your piggy delight by adding crumbled cooked bacon. Your life will never be the same.
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