A Toast To The Olympics: Gluten Free British Pigs In A Blanket (Recipe)
In the United States, pigs in a blanket are usually prepared by wrapping hot dog pieces in biscuit or crescent roll dough. They are a popular appetizer, especially with kids.
Appetizers are fun to snack on while watching the Olympics, but maybe watching all those athletic bodies makes you want to cut back on the amount of carbohydrates you eat. If so, you can still enjoy pigs in a blanket—British style.
The Brits typically use cocktail sausages, and rather than wrap them in dough, they wrap the sausages in bacon! That makes a flavorful, high protein snack. If you prefer hot dogs to cocktail sausages, they will work too.
If you’re on a gluten-free diet, be sure to read the ingredients and/or check with manufacturers to ensure that you are using gluten-free products.
British Pigs in a Blanket
- 1 package cocktail sausages
- 1 package bacon
- Line a baking sheet with foil.
- Preheat the oven to 375° F.
- Cut the bacon strips into thirds.
- Wrap each sausage in a piece of bacon and place it on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the bacon is cooked.
- Remove the sausages to a paper towel lined plate and serve.
Note: This can be prepared a day ahead of time, especially if you are making a lot. Store the baked pigs in a blanket in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator. Heat as many as you want to use in the oven prior to serving.