Haven't we all had the ol' humdrum, roll of crescent rolls, each wrapped around a hot dog, baked in the oven. Oh Joy. I wanted a pig in a blanket an adult could eat for dinner. So that is what I did!
Remember those 300 dinner rolls from Easter? Did I tell you that story? I doubled a recipe for yeast rolls that I didn't know had already been doubled. It rose out of the bowl, started crawling down the counter. So anyway, it took me 2 hours to roll the babies into dinner rolls, I froze them on a cookie sheet and threw them into ziploc bags for later uses. Back in the day I used to by Rhodes rolls. Exactly same concept but mine were better! So I took 5 of those out this morning. You can use already made dough if you like. I wanted a little zingy dingy so I incorporated the AMAZING, Mr. Pete's Cajun Seasoning!
Let's get things together here so we can get started:
5 yeast roll balls, let come to room temp and rise
1 egg or 1/4 cup milk
1.5 tsps Mr. Pete's Cajun Spice (or substitute your favorite season salt, add in a dash of cayenne pepper for kick)
Preheat oven to 350.
Drizzle a skillet big enough to hold your brats, add them in and cook on medium heat for 4 minutes flip them and cook 3 more minutes. Let them get nice and browned up. When the 3 minutes are up, add in 1 cup of water and immediately cover and let come to a boil for 3 minutes. This will ensure they are done all the way through! When they are done, take them out and let them dry and drain on a paper towel.
In a small bowl beat your egg. (or your 1/4 cup milk) Add in Mr. Pete's Seasoning and mix again. Set aside.
Take your rolls and flatten one out. Make it oval shaped so it will wrap around your bratwurst. Carefully wrap each bratwurst centering the roll in the middle of the brat. Pinch together or use a little egg on your finger to seal them, and place them seam side down on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment and sprayed with nonstick spray.
Now with a pastry brush, brush the top and sides of the roll with your egg or milk and seasoning mixture. Brush liberally and then grate desired amount of Parmesan cheese on top!
Bake for 13-15 minutes!!
I hope you enjoy these, I think they are fun and they are so delicious!
Your "pigs in blankets are so cute"chefwannabe