I have been eating pigs in a blanket for breakfast since I was a kid. But that's because my family, like all families is a little weird! Our beloved grandfather always insisted on serving them up for breakfast around Christmastime, and it has always stuck around as a tradition!
I mean a hot dog is basically like a sausage, right? And it's wrapped in crescent rolls, which are basically like croissants, right? I've found plenty of ways to justify it. These pigs in a blanket actually are perfect for breakfast. They are stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, and sprinkled with cheese!
I finally looked up how to cut crescent rolls properly for pigs in a blanket. You need to cut each crescent triangle into three skinny and long triangles. Roll from the thick and first and you've got a wrapped up piggy. I feel like I should have known this...
These pigs in a blanket don't need to be dipped in anything, but you could definitely serve ketchup and maybe even mustard alongside these oinkers.
They are perfect for tailgating, game-day snacking, or any brunch!
- 2 packages crescent roll dough
- 1 package cocktail franks
- 1/4 lb bacon (about 5 slices)
- 4 eggs
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
- Cook the bacon in the oven or on the stovetop until crispy. Let cool slightly and chop into very small bits.
- Whisk the eggs until completely combined and cook in the tablespoon of butter until cooked through.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut each crescent triangle into three smaller, long and skinny triangles.
- Sprinkle each triangle with a little bit of bacon. Place a small teaspoon of scrambled eggs on top. Then top with a cocktail frank. Roll until completely wrapped in pastry. Place the roll on an un-greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese.
- Repeat steps with remaining dough and dogs.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Serve immediately!