We LOVE Pigs In A Blanket

by SAMANTHA KANTOR · August 16, 2010

...(that's what she said?) Okay no but seriously, one of the biggest takeaways from this weekend's events were that this is one hors d'oeuvre that's an all-around crowd pleaser from banquet to beach party. So, naturally, we decided to find ways to improve (or at least vary) what we have deemed the best hors d'oeuvres EVER. 

From a backyard bbq to this weekend's Guild Hall Summer Gala, you can always find these little piggies (we're talking about the hors d'oeuvres, not us) floating around everywhere. We bet you've had your fair share of them, but did you ever realize how many different ways there are to prepare this timeless treat?

The Classic PIB

Buy crescent rolls and mini hot-dogs. Wrap 'em up and heat them for approximately 10 minutes or until the crescents rolls are warm and flaky. Make sure you check on them often! As one fine member of Team GofG states, "You don't want to overcook your wienies!" (Ahem...Britta...)

The Fiesta PIB

Roll the hot dog into a white flour tortilla with re-fried beans, American cheese and spicy salsa! Note: since none of these ingredients need to cook for a specific amount of time, simply heat in your oven until the hot dogs are warm and to your liking.

The Not PIB

A similar recipe to the classic, you can make the PIB healtheir by using Tofu pups. It's a great option for vegetarians or people who can't stomach the mystery meat that is a hot dog. Also, if you're trying to watch what you eat, there is always an option to get turkey dogs, but we can't promise you the same juicy taste that you get with beef!

The Spicy Italian PIB

For spice, we love using chorizo (a spicy italian sausage) instead of the usual hot dog. It will give your PIB a kick that will knock your guests socks off. You may want to warn them beforehand though.

These are just four of the ideas that we cooked up from our experience engorging ourselves with these fun hors d'oeuvres at parties. One thing we can agree on: there's really no one way to make this kind of finger food. So add your own spin things: use different kinds of breads, cheeses, spices, and meats and make all different kinds for guests with all different palettes. You can be sure that you'll have no leftovers, especially if you invite us!

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