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National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

Posted on April 24, 2013

 

National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

Five Food Finds about Pigs-in-a-Blanket

  • The first written record of pigs in a blanket occurs in Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Kids in 1957.
  • Pigs in a blanket are also known as devils on horsebacks, kilted sausages, and wiener winks.
  • In the United Kingdom, pigs in blankets are small sausages, or chipolatas wrapped up in bacon.
  • In America, pigs in a blanket often refers to hot dogs, Vienna sausages, or breakfast sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, croissant dough or a pancake and then baked.
  • You can combine these dishes by wrapping your sausage in bacon, then cooking them into a biscuit or croissant.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1766 Robert Bailey Thomas was born. He was the founder and long time editor of the ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ now known as the ‘Old Farmer’s Almanac.’

1833 Jacob Ebert and George Dulty patented the first soda fountain. Not many soda fountains around anymore.

1914 Justin Wilson, Cajun chef and humorist was born. He wrote five cookbooks and hosted several cooking shows on TV, including ‘Louisiana Cookin’ and ‘Cookin’ Cajun.’

1949 Chocolate rationing ends in Britain.

1994 The world’s largest lollipop, 3,011 pounds, is made in Denmark.

Origins of Pigs in a Blanket

Posted on April 24, 2012

Did you know that pigs-in-a-blanket may be as old as the 1600’s?  Despite rumors that it is an invention as modern as 1957, field laborers in the England of the 1600’s had what was essentially the same dish.  Putting meat inside of dough was an obvious solution for a quick and nourishing meal on the go. The earliest written record of the modern dish is in Betty Crocker’s “Cooking for Kids”, which was published in 1957.  However there are various personal testimonies claiming to have enjoyed this dish before the book’s publication. There is a trucker legend that puts its creation at an even later date, some time in the 1960’s, attributing its creation to a diner along route 66 in Oklahoma. Still other…

Pigs in Blankets

Posted on April 30, 2010

Pigs in blankets (also known as pigs in the blanket, pigs in blankets, devils on horsebacks, wiener winks, worstjes in deeg, kilted sausages, wild willies) refers to a few different sausage-based foods in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Canada, and Japan. They are often different from sausage rolls. In the United Kingdom, “pigs in blankets” refers to small sausages (usually chipolatas) wrapped in bacon. Usually served at Christmas lunch or with roast dinners, pigs in blankets are now considered a traditional part of the Christmas meal. Pigs in blankets can be accompanied with devils on horseback, an appetizer of prunes, or less commonly dates, wrapped in bacon. Pigs in blankets can also refer to chipolata sausages wrapped in pastry.…

  

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