If you’ve had an extremely busy week, then you’re aware of the dinner time battle. When you finally get back home, you discover that there’s nothing left to eat! The air fryer pigs in a blanket will come to the rescue! A simple recipe with just two ingredients that will take less than 15 minutes to prepare and bring to the table, you’ll be tempted to keep this recipe in your pocket! A classic from childhood, cooked quickly using your Air Fryer!
I am a huge fan of air fryer Pigs in a Blanket! They are among my absolute favorite dishes. You know me and my appetizers. I could even make a whole dinner out of them, they’re just that good.
This recipe takes bread in its most delicious form, crescent roll then wraps the dog in it before cooking. Once it’s cooked and the bun and dog will be ready to dip into the condiments you love for your hot dogs!
The warm, soft crescent roll is millions of times better than the buns that you usually serve your hot dog on!
Additionally, Air fryer pigs in a blanket is simple enough for kids to make on their own!
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WHAT ARE PIGS IN A BLANKET?
In the 1600s, workers were wrapping their meat in the dough then bringing them with them to work for lunch.
The Pigs In A Blanket can also be called by various other names. In Scotland and in parts of England there are those who call them Kilted Sausages. This is customarily served at Christmas dinner
In United Kingdem, the “Pigs in a Blanket” often refers to sausages that are wrapped in bacon, instead of sausages that are wrapped in dough.
They gained popularity throughout the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, when they were one of the most popular party food dishes. This classic dish remains popular until today!
This air fryer pigs in a blanket recipe is based on the well-known American version, where the cocktail sausages can be wrapped with a crescent roll before being cooked.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE AIR FRYER PIGS IN A BLANKET?
- There are only two ingredients to prepare this dish!
- They only take around 10-minutes to cook in an air fryer.
- The most delicious finger food, These are simple snack-to-eat that are perfect for gatherings. No forks needed!
- Family-friendly: Kids, as well as adults, love this amazing appetizer.
- This recipe is a budget-friendly recipe. With just two ingredients, you can prepare 24 bite-sized appetizers at under $10!
There are only two ingredients to prepare this air fryer pigs in a blanket recipe, and then you’re ready to go!
Crescent Roll: It’s basically an elongated puff pastry. Pillsbury produces this kind of puff pastry that is pre-made dough. It was developed by the United States in the 1960s and is utilized in many recipes like this one.
Little Sausages: It doesn’t matter which brand or kind you purchase, but we prefer to purchase Lit’l Smokies sausage.
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER PIGS IN A BLANKET
Step 1: Prepare the rolls: Remove the crescent rolls carefully and cut them along the lines of dotted into big triangles. Then, divide each triangle in three smaller triangles.
Step 2. Roll the sausage: Place one Lit’l Smokie on the flat side of each triangle, and then roll upwards towards the point. Repeat until you have made the first batch.
Step 3: Preheat: Preheat your air fryer to 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
Step 4: Cook Your first batch: After the air fryer is preheated, put the parchment paper on the bottom of the pan and then place the crescent dogs inside the basket (it could accommodate 6-8) with a little space between them. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes, or till the dough is completely baked.
Continue until the dough is cooked and is ready. Serve with your favorite dip sauce if desired.
DIPPING SAUCES FOR AIR FRYER PIGS IN A BLANKET
We love our air fryer Pigs in a Blanket with mustard and ketchup. However, If you’re looking to be adventurous, you can try the honey mustard sauce, ranch dressing, cheese sauce or bbq sauce.
TIPS AND TRICKS:
To get the best results, adhere to these guidelines and tips:
Pre-heat your air fryer for 5 minutes in order to assure to cook them evenly over the least period of time.
Place the parchment paper inside after heating in the air fryer. If you put it in during the heating process, it may blow around and ignite inside the oven. Put the pigs in blankets on top on the paper to keep them from getting stuck to the base of your air fryer.
Keep the process moving by wrapping the initial batch of pigs in blankets, then placing them in your air fryer and rolling the next batch while the first one is done.
CAN I COOK FROZEN PIGS IN A BLANKET?
Absolutely! You can cook frozen pigs, just be sure to add an additional couple of minutes in cooking time to ensure that they’re cooked to perfection.
HOW LONG DO PIGS IN BLANKETS TAKE TO COOK?
The cooking time for pigs in blankets is just 6 minutes. It also includes time until truly crispy.
I also like that because it take only a tiny amount of space inside the air fryer, and they can be cooked simultaneously with the other side dishes.
HOW TO STORE?
They are best eaten on in the same day, however, should you happen to have leftovers, you can keep them in an airtight container or ziptop bag in the fridge for up to three days.
There aren’t a lot of leftovers since these puppies are quick, however sometimes when we cook larger quantities we do, and we often end up keeping the leftovers.
Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket
12 Beef Lil Smokies
4 ounces Crescent Roll Dough
- Depending on the size of the air fryer you have, you might need to cook them in batches.
- If you are turning the pigs into blankets, make certain to gently flip them because the puff pastry could fall apart and flake off when you cook them in an air fryer.