Sunday, January 5, 2020

Pigs in A Blanket Carbonara

A couple of weeks ago Chris posted a link on my Facebook page suggesting this as a Super Bowl Appetizer. He also suggested we should try the recipe before the Super Bowl. I had everything in the house for the recipe but the crescent rolls.
The recipe is from The Food Network. The only change I made was making my own Alfredo Sauce. That recipe I found on The Recipe Critic site. I cut the Sauce recipe in half. Next time I will only make a 1/4 recipe. The sauce is delicious but I do not think we could have eaten it all.

Here is my version of the Alfredo Sauce Recipe-

1/4 cup butter
1 cup pint heavy whipping cream 2 cups
2 ounces cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Method -
In a medium saucepan add butter, heavy whipping cream, and cream cheese. Cook over medium heat and whisk until melted. 

Add the oregano, salt, and pepper. Continue to whisk until smooth. Add the grated parmesan cheese.

Bring to a simmer and continue to cook for about 3-5 minutes or until it starts to thicken.

Here is the recipe for Pigs in A Blanket Carbonara-

2.5 ounces sliced pancetta, diced
One 8-ounce tube refrigerated crescent dough
24 mini hot dogs
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1/2 cup Alfredo sauce, for dipping

Method -
In a large skillet over medium-low heat, cook the pancetta until cooked through but not too crispy, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper.

Separate the dough into individual triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise into 3 narrow triangles.

Place a mini hot dog on the wide base end of a triangle.
Starting at the base end of the triangle, roll up toward the pointed end, to wrap the hot dog.

Place on the prepared sheet tray. 

Mix together the oregano and cheese.
Using a pastry brush, brush the pigs in a blanket with the egg.
Sprinkle with oregano and cheese and the diced pancetta.

Bake until golden brown, 20  minutes. Arrange on a platter and serve with the Alfredo sauce for dipping.

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