Air Fryer Pigs In A Blanket + VIDEO – Fit Slow Cooker Queen
Air fryer pigs on a blanket are a fun snack that will please almost any crowd. Using a homemade mustard sauce with honey, there are only 4 ingredients in this easy snack. No air fryer? No problem, you can also bake them in the oven.
It’s officially football season and pigs in a blanket are one of my favorite game-day foods (behind chicken wings)!
What are pigs
in a blanket?
Pigs in a blanket or a variation of it are eaten all over the world. It’s an easy concept: sausages wrapped in some kind of bread and cooked. These air fryer pigs in a blanket are based on the popular American version where cocktail sausages are wrapped in crescent rolls and cooked.
What is an air fryer?
The name air fryer is a bit confusing, because when you cook food in your air fryer you’re not actually frying it. An air fryer cooks your food by circulating hot air around the food at a very high rate, cooking the food and producing a crispy “fried” layer. This is called convection, so your air fryer is actually a small countertop convection oven. An air fryer can help you cook your food faster while getting a good texture baked or fried outside, all with a very small amount of oil. Air fryers come in a variety of different sizes and styles. I use a 5.8 quart air fryer and still had to cook my pigs on a blanket in 2 batches.
What kind of sausage
You will want to use cocktail sausages for this pig air fryer in a blanket recipe. Cocktail sausages are small smoked sausages. You may know them as cocktail bars, mixologists or Lit’l Smokies, which are probably the most popular brand of cocktail sausages. Cocktail sausages come fully cooked.
to use You can use your preferred brand of crescent rolls for the recipe, whether it is a reputable brand or a generic brand. If you want to make your own growing mass, do it. I used shop-buy. Each of the 8 pre-cut crescent triangles is cut into 3 long pieces. That’s why you only need a pack of 8 crescent rolls and 24 cocktail sausages for the recipe.
Other appetizer recipes that may interest you:
Slow cooker/instant pot 3-Ingredient Blueberry BBQ Cocktail Sausages (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30
) Air-frying Crab-filled mushrooms (low carb, keto)
Air fryer or baked
potato skins Creole shrimp au gratin (low carb, keto)
For me, the star of this recipe is honey mustard that is spread on the rolls before cooking and then used as a dipping sauce. Honey mustard is a 2-ingredient combo that has a lot of impact. I like to use Dijon mustard, but other mustards also work well. I find that cutting the crescent rolls and then spreading the layer of honey mustard on top is easier than doing it afterwards, but do what works for you. Or skip it all together, you don’t have to add it to pigs on a blanket.
Instructions for preparing in advance and
One of the best things about this pig air fryer in a blanket recipe is that they can be made in advance and even reheated directly from frozen.
Advance : Place prepared but raw pigs on a blanket on an unoiled baking sheet. Cover the sheet with plastic wrap and store it in refrigerated for up to 3 hours before cooking.
Froze: It is best to cook the pigs in a blanket and then freeze them. Once cooked and cooled, place the pigs on a blanket in a freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 4 weeks.
Overheating: No need to defrost! Cook these pigs on a blanket straight from frozen, regardless of whether you are using your air fryer or oven. Place frozen pigs on a blanket on an unoiled baking sheet and air frying or baking according to the instructions on the recipe box. You may need to add an extra minute or two to the cooking time, but not much more than that.
Tips for successful pigs
on a blanket
- Just spread a thin layer of sauce on the crescent rolls before cooking. Otherwise, you run the risk of the rolls being soaked at the bottom.
- Every air fryer is different. Yours can take 8 minutes to cook to your liking or more than 12. Mine took 12 minutes total (6 minutes on each side).
- If your pigs on a blanket are not ready after 12 minutes, continue to cook them until they are, but do not increase the temperature.
- Feel free to substitute maple syrup for honey.
I used a 5.8 quart air fryer for this recipe.
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