Foodie Friday: Chinese Pigs-in-a-Blanket

Summer looms near. Ah, the sizzle of the grill. The smell of hamburgers and hot dogs.

Tired of your hot dog escaping its bun? Try this:

Chinese Pigs-in-a-Blanket: hot dogs enclosed in a brioche-like breading

hot dog They’re great for a snack on the go. Kids also really like them! The Chinese version offers an upgrade on the usual hot dog bun by using a soft and buttery bread. (As you can see from the above picture, green onions and other extras can provide further flavor.) Here’s a quick 4-1-1 on pigs-in-a-blanket:

  • Sausage-based foods, often bite-sized
  • Pigs-in-a-blanket in the U.K. = tiny sausages wrapped in bacon
  • The next National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day is April 24, 2015

Happy hot dog eating!





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  1. I love these kinds of not that great for you foods! Savoury sausages and bread…can it get any better? Yesterday C and I went for dim sum but there weren’t any yummy things like this on the cart.

    • Jennifer J. Chow says

      :( Hopefully, there were other good treats. We’re a big fan of the pineapple bun, egg tart, and sesame ball in our family.

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