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Pigs in a Blanket Day is April 24th

Pigs in a blanket may seem like a modern snack, but as early as the 1600s field workers in England put meat inside dough for a quick and convenient meal. The first modern reference to pigs in a blanket occurred in a 1957 Betty Crocker children’s cookbook. The recipe referred to hot dogs, cocktail or breakfast link or Vienna sausages wrapped in a pancake, biscuit or croissant dough and baked.

However, what’s in it may depend on where you live. In Britain, they refer to sausages wrapped in bacon as pigs in the blanket. In Texas, kolach dough (a Czech pastry) is used to wrap sausages. In Poland, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, and other Central European countries stuffed cabbage is referred to as pigs in a blanket. Others may consider any meat surrounded by dough or bacon as pigs in the blanket, such as beef liver wrapped in bacon. Pigs in a blanket are also known as devils on horsebacks, kilted sausages, and wiener winks.

Have you tried all of these variations? What is your favorite?