Recipe: Mummy Dogs

Aren't these the cutest little mummys??  Make Halloween special ... with a terrific hotdog lunch or supper... make them into little mummies.... Mummy Dogs.... BOO!

These are really easy to make... but... you need few tips to make them...  it took me 2 tries before I worked out the little kinks... so read on...
The number one most important tip.. the hot dogs have to be dry.... take them out of the package and lay them on paper towels... and dab them completely.... otherwise the Crescent Roll dough has a hard time sticking.
I went to Pillsbury and followed their recipe... which I had trouble with.. they wrap the dough strips around the hot dog and a piece of cheese.. nice idea.. but it was a royal pain getting it to wrap around the dog let alone around a piece of cheese too.  I did it.. and quite honestly.. the cheese doesn't add that much taste wise.. it really isn't worth the effort... in my humble opinion.
I cut the strips as instructed... and frankly... it just wasn't enough to wrap around my hot dogs.. albeit.. I have bun length hot dogs... still they made scrawny mummies.
So the second time I made them... I used 1 can of crescent roll dough for 4 hot dogs instead of 10... remember my hot dogs may be a bit larger because they're bun length... but they came out more realistic... about the size a bun would be for the hot dog... which makes far more sense.
Cut the strips into about 7 or 8 per rectangle.. don't agonize over the width.. you don't tant them too thin.. especially the top one and the bottom one on the hot dog... I like to make sure the ends are wrapped.. kinda cute that way.
Try these adorable mummies...if you have kids... they will adore them!

Recipe:  Mummy Dogs
All you need:
4 bun length hot dogs
1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
All you have to do:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Unroll the dough and separate the dough into 4 rectangles.  Press the perforations closed.
Cut each rectangle into strips down the long side.
Wrap a strip around the top ... making it like a turbin... pull the 2 top strips slightly apart to expose a bit of hot dog for the face.  Keep wrapping the strips around the hot dog... you don't have to have them wrapped perfectly in one direction.. you can criss cross them a bit...
Line a baking pan with non-stick foil.  Lay the Mummy Dogs on the foil about 2 inches apart. 
Bake for 13-17 minutes or until golden brown...  mine too about 15 minutes...
Using a toothpick ... make eyes by dotting mustard on the exposed "face".

1 comment:

Kat said...

Now, that is cute!! Wish my grands were going to be here for Halloween, I would for sure make these.

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