I really should be ashamed of doing this, but tonight we’re kicking it old school with
Pigs in a Blanket … Veggie Style
And when I say old school, I’m talking like kindergarten. You want healthy vegetarian cuisine? Not on this Meatless Monday, my friend. Not on this Meatless Monday.
See, a while back I threw a big Christmas bash for some friends. I put together a nice little spread with some spring rolls, some chicken skewers, some nice vegan bread pudding, and some pigs in a blanket. Knowing that there would be some vegetarians in the crowd, I bought both regular hot dogs and some Smart Dogs, which are my favorite brand of non-meat hot dog. I wrapped both the vegetarian and regular dogs in croissants and baked them in the oven according to the croissants’ package directions.
The thing is…every one seemed to like the food. However, the one thing I couldn’t make fast enough was those pigs in a blanket. Funny thing was, NO ONE fessed up to actually eating them, but somehow they kept disappearing.
So, go ahead, make these little guys for yourself. I won’t tell. I promise.
Making Vegetarian Pigs in a Blanket
Really, you have the entire recipe already. It’s so simple. Serve with some fries on the side and maybe a salad if you want to inject some nutriets to keep the butter and oil company. You will have a great meal!
You will need:
- 1 package of 8 vegetarian hot dogs, halved
- 2 cans of canned croissants (the generic kind taste best, don’t ask me why)
Preheat the oven to the temperature specified on the package.
Peel off one croissant from the roll and lay it flat on the table. Normally, these croissants are like very long triangles and I’ll assume that that is basically how yours looks. When you lay the croissant out, lay it out so the widest point is away from you.
Take half of the veggie dog and place it in the middle of the croissant so that the dog extends just past the widest point and wrap the other two edges of the croissant around the hot dog.
Place on a greased baking sheet and bake according to the croissant’s directions.
Serve with some ketchup and you have a great meatless meal. Enjoy!