Processed pastry, manufactured meat…but hey – don’t knock ‘em till you try ‘em. It’s a pity to only reserve this recipe for Halloween; Hot Dog Mummy Babies are a classic.
And after gobbling a couple down a couple with the kids, ketchup and mustard dipping sauce at the ready, I’m thinking a down-scaled, adult version of mummy babies — Pigs in a Blanket — may be a great appeitizer for my next dinner party. (No one can accuse me of food snobbery.)
I did choose a reduced-fat frank to make the babies, although I’m not convinced it really matters.( I couldn’t use a turkey or chicken sausage as the casing color would be too similar to the bandages.) Unless you or a reputable butcher make them, who really knows what they shove into those casings. Perhaps the kosher brands are the best bet.
Misgivings aside, my oh my, what a treat for Halloween!
I retrieved this recipe from the Pillsbury recipe site. When recreating the site’s recipe, I deleted the cheese and used cloves for the eyes.
Update: 1 cup of wild rice and 1 cup of farro both cook at the same time (as long as they’re not quick cook) and work great as a base for the chicken in this recipe, too. This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the year––good thing I’d purchased a chicken. … Full recipe post »
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