Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Twist on Pigs in a Blanket

The husband and I have very little as far as food in our fridge at the moment, so last night when we were contemplating what to make for dinner tonight we remembered that lone pound of ground turkey sitting in the middle of the freezer.

I love ground turkey and found you can use it almost anywhere that calls for ground beef so I thought about using it in a spaghetti sauce. But for some reason or another the idea came to me to make a variation on pigs in a blanket using ground turkey meatloaf logs.
1 pound ground turkey1 egg
1 package crescent rolls (we use garlic flavored)
any seasoning you prefer (we used: breadcrumbs, dried onions, and garlic powder)
1 package mozzarella cheese (not shown)

bowl to mix ingredients
baking sheet for rolls
frying pan to cook the meatloaf logs

Step 1: Mix Turkey and egg in a bowl with your seasoning ingredients. We flavor to taste so I don't have measurements.Step 2: take the mixture and roll into small "logs". The best way I can describe them is the same size and shape as a cocktail weenie or a breakfast sausage link.Step 3: Preheat your oven to cook your rolls. Brown the "logs" in a skillet until they are cooked or at least mostly cooked (we overcook everything). I would say about 8-10 minutes total, flipping half way depending on the thickness.

Step 4: Once the "logs" are browned, place them on a paper towel on e plate to soak up the small amount of grease. Roll out your crescents on your baking sheet. Just like with pigs in a blanket you want to roll your turkey "log" up in to the crescent. We added mozzarella cheese inside the crescent as we rolled it up.

Step 5:
Please your rolls in the oven. The recommended cook time was 11-13 minutes but we had to cook them about 5 extra minutes to account for the addition of the turkey.

Step 6:
take your rolls out of the oven, wait for them to cool and enjoy. You can dip them in a sauce to make them the perfect appetizer. We used some spaghetti sauce since we had them before a pasta dinner (in which we used the extra turkey logs as "sausage")

1 comment:

  1. That looks yummy. I've never tried ground turkey but this gives me a reason to. :)

    Visiting from It's So Very Cheri.