• Bradley & Alyssa

Pigs in a Shmata

As the saying goes, "you are what you eat." Well, seeing that it's currently 5 degrees outside and we have ourselves wrapped up in blankets, we have no further comment.

Speaking of, we had made this recipe last weekend for the Super Bowl, since pigs in a blanket are quite the staple for any sports-viewing party (wow, from that sentence alone you can tell we really don't watch sports all that often). But of course, we haaad to throw our own spin on it. ✡️

Say shalom to everything but the bagel pigs in a blanket! These tasty bites are beyond easy to put together, and they have a nice pretzel-like crust to them thanks to baking them quickly in hot water and baking soda. The only thing easier than making them is making them disappear.

Course: Appetizer

Servings: 6-8 people


  • Mini hot dogs

  • Mini vegan dogs

  • 1 package premade dough (we got ours at whole foods)

  • 5 cups water

  • 1/4 cup baking powder

  • Salt

  • Everything seasoning

  • 1 egg


1. Start by taking the dough and separate it into two halves. One half will be for the vegan pigs in a blanket, and the other for the hotdog version

2. Cut a piece of dough into a 4 inch long strip and stretch out/flatten it

3. Grab a bit of flour and throw it on your cutting board, to keep the dough from sticking

4. Grab a mini dog and place it on the dough at the end of the strip and start rolling the mini dog into the dough from left to right

5. Bring the 5 cups of water to a light boil in a saucepan. Once it is at a light boil, throw in your baking powder and turn down flame to low/medium heat

6. Boil each pig in a blanket for 20-30 seconds, in groups of 5

7. Whisk the egg

8.Place them all back on a baking sheet and gently brush on the egg wash

9. Sprinkle each pig in a blanket with salt and everything seasoning, to taste

10. Bake for 15-20 minutes, then cool down for 3-5 minutes, and serve!

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