Scary Ugly Hot Dog Mummies for Halloween

Halloween is fun for kids and some adults. I say ‘some’ because I’m one of those adults that would ‘pass’ on celebrating Halloween. Since I don’t have kids, it’s more reason for me not to celebrate Halloween. However, in the spirit of sharing with other Halloweeners, (is that a word?) I’ll make some Halloween related food items. So, I’ve made Hot Dog Mummies. I didn’t want to make them pretty, since the ugliness is part of the appeal. I just wrap the dough around the hot dogs any which way and bake. I cut them in bit size pieces, dip in mustard or ketchup and enjoy. So good! These are an ugly version of pigs in a blanket. Some bloggers made pretty looking Hot Dog Mummies. Check out their blogs. Their links are below.

I chose a recipe from The Food Network Kitchens. I omitted the cheese. Check out Food Network’s link for original recipe.

Just to think that two main ingredients can make for fun party food…puff pastry and hot dogs. Yum! Let’s go on to the recipe to see how it’s done.

Scary Ugly Hot Dog Mummies for Halloween

Recipe: Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Hot Dog Mummies From Food Network Kitchens
Adapted by Carmen Ortiz of sometimes SAVORY

No need to be neat when wrapping these spooky ugly versions of pigs in blankets; the look suits the mummy theme.

INGREDIENTS:
• One package bun-size hot dogs (7 hot dogs – I used Hebrew National brand-my favorite)
• 1 sheet phyllo dough (I used Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets)
• 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

SPICE MIX:
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

FOR EYE DECORATION AND DIPPING:
• Decorate by adding eyes to hot dogs using mustard or ketchup
• Dipping Sauce: Use Ketchup, yellow mustard or barbecue sauce

DIRECTIONS:
1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
3) Combine the salt, garlic powder and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
4) Lay the phyllo sheet on counter.
5) Open the phyllo sheet.
6) Brush with melted butter.
7) Lightly sprinkle with some of the spice mix.
8) Fold in half lengthwise.
9) Brush the top with more melted butter.
10) Cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips.
11) Open the strips from its folded position (as you wrap the hot dogs).
12) Wrap strips around each hot dog to create a mummy look.
13) Leave the tip of the hot dog exposed so it looks like the top part of the face peeking out from the phyllo wrappings.
14) Frayed edges or tears will add to the mummy look.
15) Place on prepared baking sheet.
16) Repeat wrapping hot dogs with the remaining phyllo dough strips.
17) Bake until the phyllo dough is crisp and golden brown, about 25 minutes.
18) Remove from oven.
19) Dot ketchup or mustard eyes on each mummy using a toothpick or the end of a fork.
20) To Serve: Serve with dipping sauces such as ketchup, mustard and/or barbecue sauce.

RECIPE PHOTO TUTORIAL
By Carmen Ortiz of sometimes SAVORY

Scary Ugly Hot Dog Mummies for Halloween

Recipe: Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Hot Dog Mummies
From Food Network Kitchens
Adapted by Carmen Ortiz of sometimes SAVORY

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Combine the salt, garlic powder and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.

Lay the phyllo sheet on counter.
Open the phyllo sheet.

Brush with melted butter.

Lightly sprinkle with some of the spice mix.

Fold in half lengthwise.

Brush the top with more melted butter.

Cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips.

Open the strips from its folded position (as you wrap the hot dogs).

Wrap strips around each hot dog to create a mummy look.

Leave the tip of the hot dog exposed so it looks like the top part of the face peeking out from the phyllo wrappings.

Frayed edges or tears will add to the mummy look.
Place on prepared baking sheet.

Repeat wrapping hot dogs with the remaining phyllo dough strips.
Bake until the phyllo dough is crisp and golden brown, about 25 minutes.
Remove from oven.

Dot ketchup or mustard eyes on each mummy using a toothpick or the end of a fork.

To Serve: Serve with dipping sauces such as ketchup, mustard and/or barbecue sauce. I like to cut the Hot Dog Mummies in bite size pieces before dipping in sauces.

This recipe is a keeper…thumbs up!


Bloggers who also made Hot Dog Mummies using various doughs:

My Daily Bread Body and Soul

The Foodies Kitchen

Scoochmaroo

My Recipes

Diamonds For Dessert

Sea kettle

Recipe Shoebox

Meals 4 Moms

Need a Halloween dessert treat?
Stop by my wordpress dessert blog, Baking is My Zen.

What awaits you…
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies meets Candy Corn…Happy Halloween!

Carmen

Sometimes SAVORY…cooking is art revealed

Photography by Carmen Ortiz ~All Rights Reserved.
Not to be used without permission.

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8 Responses to Scary Ugly Hot Dog Mummies for Halloween

  1. iKitty says:

    Thanks for adding us to the list Carmen!
    ~ Kitty from The Foodies’ Kitchen

  2. Your little mummies do look scary! Especially with the wrapped stuff sticking out! Yikes! Very nicely done … and aren’t they yummy? Oops, I mean mummy! Catherine http://www.praycookblog.com

  3. That’s a classy way of eating hot dogs!

  4. P.S. Thanks for the shout-out! Last week I taught a kids cooking class and we made mummies. The kids absolutely had a ball and loved eating the mummies! I got so tickled listening to them talk and laugh as they dressed the little dogs!

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