Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket

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2008/01/18 14:56:03 (permalink)

Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket

I was having a discussion with a friend of mine earlier this week, and we got on the topic of piggies in a blanket. She insists that traditionally the "blanket" is scrambled egg of some kind, whereas I always knew it as pancake or biscuit, something doughy. Haven't had the dish in years, but this is how it was prepared for me.

Who's right, or can it be both?
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    Ivyhouse
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 14:58:38 (permalink)
    When I was growing up the "blanket" was refrigerated crescent roll dough.
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 15:04:34 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Ivyhouse

    When I was growing up the "blanket" was refrigerated crescent roll dough.


    Yep same here, sometimes mom added cheese
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 15:07:29 (permalink)
    Pigs in a Blanket are breakfast sausage wrapped in pancakes-with syrup on top
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 15:08:34 (permalink)
    Bisquick, Crescent roll dough, or just a slice of bread,
    and always cheese.
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 15:08:44 (permalink)
    I think it depends on how they are being served. For breakfast, I have seen sausages wrapped in pancakes described as "pigs in blankets." The hot dog wrapped in crescent roll dough (with or without cheese) is an appetizer (mini-hot dogs) or an entree (regular size hot dogs).

    More info than I care to admit knowing about pigs in blankets.....!!
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 15:11:04 (permalink)
    Paula Deen one time showed hogs in a blanket which was bratwurst wrapped in dough which always sounded great to me. One of those, "Why didn't I ever think of that" kind of things. But I've never heard of the blanket being eggs of any kind.
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 15:22:31 (permalink)
    I do the pigs in a blanket usually done with crescent rolls wrapped around the small smoked weiners. Many times I add cheese, onions, peppers and other stuff. Not all at one time but one additional to the small weiners.

    I usually serve with orange marmalade and Mellow Joy coffee and real unsalted butter.

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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 15:36:23 (permalink)
    Just give me a corn dog....Russ
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 15:41:37 (permalink)
    Pigs in a blanket were what I always ordered at IHOP when I was a kid, sausages wrapped in pancakes.
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 15:46:44 (permalink)
    They're a huge hit at my house. Kids seem to love 'em.
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 15:51:33 (permalink)
    The pigs in a blanket of my youth came from my school lunchroom and were a delicious soft yeast dough wrapped around a standard wiener with mustard inside.. I often dreamed of those wonderful dogs until I learned to make the dough myself, and could put any kind of wurst inside..I love them with garlic wurst. I've made the other kind with crescent dough, but it just isn't the same as a nice fat, fluffy yeast dough.
    I used to get excited seeing them on pancake house menus until I found out they were just pancakes wrapped around sausages.. you can't find my kind of piggies in restaurants.
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 16:13:20 (permalink)
    another vote for crescent rolls wrapped around hot dogs...wit cheese.

    Kick it up a notch by adding partially cooked bacon around the dog
    and some dipping sauces....poor man's gourmet.
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 16:31:24 (permalink)
    Hi,
    50 years ago my mother called hot dogs wrapped in bacon,held together with toothpicks "Pigs in a blanket" Before wrapping the hotdog,she put a slit down the length,added a bit of cheese and a little wedge of cheese,then broiled them. To us,that was "Pigs in a blanket" I still make them today,although my wife knows the more traditional way with Pillsbury Crescent dough
    leethebard
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/18 16:32:46 (permalink)
    Yep - the blanket is always a dough whether it's yeast, crescent, or pancake.
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/19 08:50:31 (permalink)
    Crescent roll dough, right from the can, is the traditional blanket to me.
    But:
    Last week I wrapped a leftover andouille sausage in a thin pancake-style scrambled egg, and had it on a hot dog roll for breakfast.
    With hot sauce, of course.
    Not bad.
    Ron
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/19 11:07:01 (permalink)
    Hot dog wrapped in Pillsbury Crescent Dough, and then baked. I thought it was a gourmet delight when Mom made them.
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/19 15:56:47 (permalink)
    Thats how I grew up with them, MiamiDon...
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/19 16:15:29 (permalink)
    All the above plus...

    I always like a nice spicy sausage, hot off the grill, wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla...and recently have enjoyed an all beef dog wrapped in a flour tortilla with cheese and chili..then deep fried.

    Nothing new but a couple of nice PIAB twists that I like.
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/20 01:08:11 (permalink)
    I've heard it both ways dogs wrapped in bacon and sausage wrapped in pastry....
    MY ADVICE from experience NEVER wrap A Nathons all beef in pastry comes out very greasy.
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/20 01:45:47 (permalink)
    Anyone remember Weiner Wraps? I think Pillsbury made them: it was similar to crescent roll dough and specifically for franks. It came in different flavors. Other than that, pigs in blankets meant crescent roll dough at our house.
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/20 08:03:20 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Larry - RibRater - Jay

    All the above plus...

    I always like a nice spicy sausage, hot off the grill, wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla...and recently have enjoyed an all beef dog wrapped in a flour tortilla with cheese and chili..then deep fried.

    Nothing new but a couple of nice PIAB twists that I like.


    Ohhh, that sounds good!

    Was a big burrito-style tortilla used? A toothpick or something used to hold it closed during frying?
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/20 08:43:08 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Larry - RibRater - Jay

    All the above plus...

    I always like a nice spicy sausage, hot off the grill, wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla...and recently have enjoyed an all beef dog wrapped in a flour tortilla with cheese and chili..then deep fried.

    Nothing new but a couple of nice PIAB twists that I like.


    Larry,

    This is a favorite quicky meal for me. I will add cheese to this along with mayonaise and ketchup. Sort of a lesser variation to the Sonoran dog.

    The hotdog chimichanga was something that was served in my junior and high school in California. It was pure junk food heaven and I suspect a way for them to use up leftover hotdogs from the day before.
    I bet some of the cart owners would make a killing if this was offered by them. I'ld buy one... and then another.

    mark
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/20 10:35:45 (permalink)
    I started making tortilla wraps for the grandzillas about 15 years ago. I thought I invented them. Well, maybe I did but was probably not the first. And, the first time I saw one for sale was at the State Fair of Texas maybe ??? 8 years ago. My zillas come up w/ all kinds of tortilla wrap variations. Johnsonville Brats, tha ones made w/ cheese inside, is their current trend.

    About those pigies, my mom made them w/ the crecent dough, and a dog slit and stuffed w/ cheese. And yes, a gourmet treat as a kid. Hmmm, I'm wantin one now!
    Joe
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/21 14:44:51 (permalink)
    I am a big fan of pig's in a blanket..(Breakfast style)

    I like link sausage inside pancakes.. I very rarely eat eggs, so that is a mainstay for me if I go out to breakfast.. If its not on the menu, I just order them seperate and make my own.

    BTW....the U. S., National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day is celebrated on April 24 ....
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/21 15:03:10 (permalink)
    When I was a kid and stayed for dinner at my friends house, his babcia made pigs in a blanket and they looked like this. pb

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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/22 00:19:03 (permalink)
    Uncle Vic will back me up on this one.

    So far I haven't seen any mention of this style of a "Pig-In-A-Blanket" so may I contribute to this discussion.

    Here in West Michigan Pigs-In-A-Blankets are a traditional Dutch Breakfast treat called "Worstebroodjes" are actually a beef/pork sausage mix and are rolled into the shape of a link sausage but
    have no casing and are then wrapped in a pie crust or a layered
    flaky pastry wrap and baked till golden brown.

    Locally made by Stehouwer Frozen Foods in Grand Rapids.
    http://www.stehouwerfrozenfoods.com/product_piginblanket.htm

    These commercially prepared frozen pigs are available in most
    Michigan grocery stores (Meijer & Spartan Stores) and can also be found at all Gordon Food Service Marketplace stores nationwide.

    Fresh made daily Pigs-N-Blankets are also served on the breakfast
    menu of the local Russ' restaurant chain every morning until they
    run out.
    http://www.russrestaurants.com/menu.htm
    (Click on the Breakfast menu download link to open the .pdf file)
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/22 06:20:57 (permalink)
    To Larry and all burrito dog fans, I present my chimidoggy as I remember from my high school cafeteria



    Start with the commercial grade chili. $1.00 a can at Stop and Shop.



    The dogs must be inexpensive and pre-coooked.




    Place chili, dog and some cheese inside. Roll it up.



    Fry to a golden brown



    Nicely browned and crispy.



    Check 'em out. They are delicious in the best of a junk food kind off way.

    mark
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/22 06:58:58 (permalink)
    Porkbeaks,is that a link of sausage,a hot dog or the standard ground meat mixture in those cabbage leaves ?
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    RE: Pigs in a blanket...the definitive blanket 2008/01/22 07:08:06 (permalink)
    Growing up, my nan would make 'Pig's In a Blanket'....but they were closer to Porkbeak's friends mothers.

    They were what most folks call 'Stuffed Cabbage' and they weren't stuffed with a wiener they were your typical ground beef with rice meat balls stuffed into a cabbage leaf and baked in a nice tomato sauce.

    Now I did grow eating 'Wiener Wings', which were what folks here are calling 'Pigs In a Blanket', could be a hot dog wrapped in cresent dough, or more times then not a precooked dog laid diagonally across a piece of American cheese, laid diagonally across a piece of Wonder Bread, folded into a triangle secured, with toothe picks, and baked until the cheese and bread are toasty. These go great with tomato soup....
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