Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Easy Recipe: Vegan Pigs In Blankets

When I was a kid, I loved pigs-in-blankets, aka "cocktail franks." Of course, I never really thought about the fact that there really WERE chopped up pigs in there!

Recently we were invited to a potluck for families with children aged 3 and 4. I thought the little things would be a big hit, and I was right. And the recipe couldn't be easier! (DISCLAIMER: this is not a health-supporting recipe. Both ingredients are heavily refined foods. It is a party recipe, a fun recipe, a once-in-a-while food. So save it for a food-sharing event!)

Dina's EZ Vegan "Pigs" In Blankets

You will need:
  • 1 package of puff pastry (found in the frozen food section) (yup, the Pepperidge Farm stuff is vegan)
  • 2 packages of vegan hot dogs (we like the Tofurkey franks, but any will do)

Thaw the puff pastry according to package directions.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Count how many dogs you have and multiply by three. Slice each veggie dog crosswise into thirds. Once the puff pastry is thawed, slice it into long triangles -- make as many triangles as you need (number of dogs times 3). This is fun because you have to use your math skills as well as geometry :-). If you have school-aged kids in the house, this is a great activity! [And by the way, I made a few more triangles than I needed (on purpose!!) and made a few different things with it. Our favorite was chocolate-chips-in-a-blanket.]

Roll each triangle around a piggy. Pinch it closed and placed on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry starts to become golden brown.

Serve with fancy mustard (maple mustard is awesome), ketchup, BBQ sauce, hummus, whatever!

(Note: You could also use one package of hot dogs and just one of the pastry sheets, as the package comes with two)

1 comment:

VeggieGirl said...

SO glad that I found your blog!! It's rare to find vegan RDs - looking forward to reading more of your posts!! :-)