For the Crescent Roll Hot Dogs (Pigs in a Blanket):
1package (8-count if available)hot dogs (standard size links)
1tube (8-ounces) (8-count)Crescent roll dough (pre-cut into triangles)(not the crescent dough sheet)
For the Condiments (optional):
Sweet pickle relish
8 Bamboo lollipop sticks (or round wooden candy apple sticks, or wooden corn dog sticks)
Baking sheet pan (1/4 size sheet pan; 9-1/2" x 13"), stainless steel baking sheet pan works nicely
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees* F. or preheat the oven according to the crescent roll package instructions*.*The directions on the tube of crescent roll dough may indicate a different oven temperature if using a non-stick baking sheet.
For the Wooden Sticks:
In each hot dog, insert a wooden stick(with the blunt end of the stick as "the handle"). Set aside for just a moment.
For the Dough:
Open the tube of crescent roll dough and carefully remove the rolled dough from the tube.On a cutting board, unroll the crescent roll dough and run a knife along the perforated edges of each triangle.
Wrapping the Hot Dogs:
On a small to medium size plate, lay one of the crescent roll dough triangles in the middle of the plate with the pointed end of the dough facing to the left, and the widest end of the dough facing to the right.On top of the dough, lay a hot dog about 1-inch from the right side of the dough with the stick facing towards the bottom side of the triangle.
Starting with the wide end of the triangle on the right, roll the dough towards the leftover the hot dog.
Then roll the hot dog along with the dough all the way to the left to the pointed end until the dough is wrapped around the hot dog.Repeat this process to wrap the remaining hot dogs with the dough.
For the baking pan, I used a stainless-steel baking sheet pan (1/4 size baking sheet pan, 9-1/2" x 13")
On an ungreased baking sheet pan, lay out the wrapped hot dogs on a stick so that they're spaced far enough apart from one another for the dough to rise when baked in the oven(about 2-inches apart).
Bake in a preheated oven(at 375 degrees F. or according to the crescent roll package instructions).The baking instructions on the tube of crescent roll dough may have a different oven temperature if using a non-stick pan.
Bake until the crescent rolls turn a golden color, and the bottom of the rolls are slightly crisp(about 13 minutes).
Serve warm as is, without any sauces or condiments. Or serve warm with condiments such as yellow mustard, ketchup and sweet pickle relish.
The baking instructions on the tube of crescent roll dough may have a different oven temperature if using a non-stick pan vs. using a stainless-steel pan.