National Pig in a Blanket Day
This is one party! This party is sure to be a hit with those not familiar with Pig In A Blanket. Pigs in a blanket have been a staple of American children’s food for many generations. They can also be found in regional variations across cultures around the globe.
Although the idea is simple, execution can be quite complex. With such a wide variety of delicious options, everyone (especially children) will love it! This simple treat is something that you will never tire of!
Pig in a Blanket Day is the perfect way to honor, celebrate and enjoy this delicious and unique food.
Pigs in a Blanket are an easy concept that has been around for many years. It is easy to make them: Take a sausage, hot dog, or other type of cased meat and wrap it in a bread, dough, or American biscuit. Then cook it!
Some sources credit Betty Crocker with the recipe. She published a 1957 cookbook that included the recipe. But everyone is aware that these small snacks have a long history that spans time and cultures. Betty Crocker might not be the one to credit with the idea. However, it is likely that she was the first person to print the name, which made it a well-known term here in the United States.
These treats are usually wrapped in pastry. Puff pastry is the most popular of all “blankets”. It’s not surprising that the rich, meaty texture and flavor of the sausage pairs beautifully with the delicate flaky puff pastry flavor. These little treats can also be wrapped in other things.
Salchitacos are a Mexican name for these delicious little snacks. It is a mixture of salchicha, which means sausage, and taco, which is almost universally recognized. They are wrapped in tortillas and dipped into hot vegetable oil.
China is home to one of the most unique Pigs in a Blanket varieties. The meat is wrapped in a pastry and steamed, instead of being fried. It is also known as “Lap Cheong Bao” in China. These are sometimes wrapped in cabbage leaves in Asia.
Our favorite international variation is the “nakkipiilo”, which is Finnish for what English speakers refer to as Pigs In A Blanket. This translation means “hidden sausage.”
There are many local variations, which make each dish unique in their respective regions. Pigs in a Blanket Day provides a great opportunity to enjoy all these delicious dishes.
Celebrate Pig in a Blanket Day with your friends, family, or coworkers.
These are some great ideas to spend your day.
You can start your day right by making sure you have pigs in blankets at every meal. It’s simple to make breakfast sausages by simply wrapping them in pop-up biscuit dough and baking them in the oven. This is the best version for lunch: Simply roll out puff pastry and coat it with ketchup. Wrap it around a hotdog to make an Israeli Moshe ba’Teiva (Moses inside the Ark).
Later in the afternoon, it’s time for dinner. This delicious sausage is wrapped in bacon and wrapped in cheese before being wrapped in puff pastry. This sounds amazing!
While it is great to celebrate this day by yourself, it can be even more enjoyable to include family, friends, and neighbors. You can also gather a few colleagues and throw a mini party in the breakroom of the office. It’s clear that Pigs in a Blanket is the main dish on the party menu. These are some creative ideas that will help you make it unique:
For a sweet and savory combination, wrap mini sausages in cinnamon rolls dough and bake. You can also make this same recipe with French toast, but you have the option of using cinnamon roll dough instead. For dipping, serve with maple syrup.
You can also make a sweet version by wrapping the dates in croissant dough and baking them. Then, you can serve it with honey. Pigs in a Blanket Day offers the chance to enjoy them all and perhaps even make new versions.