At any given moment, if you were to clean out my freezer, you would find several opened bags of frozen hot dog rolls. I detest hot dog rolls. I detest them because it is impossible to accurately determine how many hot dogs rolls you will need for a party or a bar-b-que. I wish there was an equation. I always decide to grab “one more bag” because they’re cheap, just in case. Then, at the end of the party, I have way too many rolls leftover. So, I put them in the freezer until I have another party. At which point I ultimately throw them out because they are freezer burnt and because who doesn’t prefer fresh rolls with their hot dog?
In an effort to avoid the over buying of hot dog rolls, I offer this recipe for Cheesy Dogs in a Blanket. I used full sized hot dogs, specifically, Kunzler Super Jumbo Franks purchased at Johnnies. These dogs are wrapped in crescent rolls and baked. No further roll needed. I added cheese to these, but think it would be fun to experiment with other fillings. Such as relish, peppers, chili, etc.
1 (12 ounce) can crescent rolls
6 Kunzler Super Jumbo Franks
3 slices cheddar or American cheese, cut each slice into two triangles
4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
1/2 ounce (1/2 of one packet) ranch seasoning packet
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
Roll out the crescent roll dough and separate the rolls/triangles provided.
Starting at the bigger end of each triangle, lay a small triangle of cheese, topped with a dog, then roll up on itself. Lay on the baking sheet. Continue until all 6 dogs in a blanket are on your baking sheet.
Combine the melted butter, ranch seasoning, and parmesan in a small bowl.
Brush the rolled up dogs in a blanket with the butter.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the dough is browned and cooked through.