Umami Recipes
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Pretzel Pigs in a Blanket with Beer Cheese Dip

25 servings

servings

15 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time

Ingredients

8 ounces crescent roll dough ((or crescent dough sheet))

25-30 cocktail sausages ((13-ounce package))

1/3 cup baking soda

1 egg, beaten

coarse sea salt for sprinkling

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3/4 cup light beer ((use dark for a stronger flavor))

1/4 cup milk

2 ounces cream cheese

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Lightly flour a work surface. Roll the crescent dough out into a 10x15 inch rectangle. Following the long edge, cut the sheet into strips of the dough that are about 1 inch wide, then cut those strips into 4 pieces, about 3-4 inches long. Wrap each strip around a cocktail sausage and set aside.

If baking in the oven, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. If using an air fryer, preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees and line the air fryer basket with parchment paper.

Slowly add the baking soda to the boiling water. It will bubble up.

Carefully drop 3-4 dough wrapped cocktail franks into the water at a time. Boil for about 10-20 seconds, or until they float to the top. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a parchment lined baking sheet or air fryer basket.

Brush the tops of the dough with the egg wash, then sprinkle with coarse sea salt.

Oven Instructions: Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Air Fry Instructions: Air fry at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until the tops are golden brown.Meanwhile, make the beer cheese dip.

Beer Cheese Dip

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour and let cook for about 1 minute.

While whisking, pour in the beer and milk. Continue whisking until thickened, about 1 minute. Add in the cream cheese, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk until the cream cheese is melted and combined.

Remove from the heat and whisk in cheese until melted.

Serve the freshly baked pretzel dogs with warm beer cheese dip.

25 servings

servings

15 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time
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