Whoever came up with the idea of wrapping hot dogs in pastry is a genius. Why does something so simple, taste so tasty and addictive, especially dipped deep into ketchup? And as if mini hot dogs aren't good enough already, I added some everything bagel seed to the top and this took things to a whole new level. Everything bagel seed makes anything taste amazing, I love sprinkling it on my eggs at breakfast, steaks for the grill or chicken. It literally goes with anything and can now be found easily at most grocery stores.
Hot dog bites are easy to make and perfect for gatherings. They're the perfect pick up food and once people see them available, they'll be gone in a second. Usually you'll hear them being called pigs in a blanket or crescent roll-ups and most of the time Pillsbury crescent dough will be used to roll the hot dogs up. I prefer puff pastry because of its flakiness and buttery taste. They remind me of mini sausage rolls I remember eating as a kid.
How To Make Mini Hot Dog Bites
- Rolling the hot dogs
- Cut the pastry as directed in the recipe and roll each hot dog piece in one strip of pastry.
3. Glaze each hot dog bite with egg and then roll in the everything bagel seed mixture.
4. Bake in the oven until the pastry has puffed up and the hot dog is lightly browned at the ends.
Tips for making these easy hot dog bites
What goes with hot dog bites? They are perfect for summer backyard parties, picnics and don't forget game time! Serve beside potato salad, pasta salad and mini sandwiches.
How do I reheat my hot dog bites? I recommend doing it in the oven to keep the pastry flaky. The microwave can also be used but the pastry will be softer.
What kind of hot dogs should I use? I use Nathan's Jumbo Hot Dogs.
What is another name for hot dog bites? They can also be called Pigs In A Blanket or Crescent Dogs.
My puff pastry is frozen? You can defrost it by leaving it out on the counter for about 30 minutes or leave it in the fridge overnight.