wiener wraps

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers,baking,Dinner,recipes,snacks,Vegan

The only thing I really liked on the grade school lunch menu was the wiener wraps – hot dogs wrapped in puffy, fluffy dough. Pigs in a blanket, hogs in sleeping bags according to Paula, or as listed on the Byrom Elementary lunch schedule, wiener wraps.

They didn’t show up on the menu enough, in my little grade schooler opinion. Every so often they would have cheese wraps, replacing the hot dog with a string cheese. Those were even more rare, and all the more coveted.

I combined the two, for a gooey cheesy trip back in time. These are the best of summer and back to school all in one. Summer comfort food for those crisp cool evenings. Dipped in sweet tomato ketchup and tangy-spicy yellow mustard, these cover all the classic flavors.

…and just look at that melty cheese.

I used my new favorite cheese and these awesome frankfurters, wrapping them in a fluffy pastry dough. They are completely vegan, but since I never declare it they could slip under many a radar. Because they taste really dang good.

I also made a fry sauce.

I learned from Matt Armendariz during his recent Paula Deen show appearance that fry sauce is also known as salsa golf. <– a fun and interesting read.

wiener wraps

dairy free, vegan

makes 6 wiener wraps

6 frankfurters (Field Roast)
1/2 block havarti cheese
1 package dough (Pillsbury® Seamless)

Slice 6 pieces of cheese, unwrap franks. Gently stretch or roll dough, divide into six strips. Place a frank and cheese slice down middle, fold over ends first, then fold over each long side and crimp closed. Place on prepared (parchment or silpat) baking sheet, repeat with remaining franks, cheese and dough. Bake at 325 for 15-17 minutes, until dough is golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and allow a few minutes cooling time (that cheese, while awesome, is molten lava!). Serve with ketchup, mustard, fry sauce.

fry sauce

1/2 cup canola oil*
3 tablespoons almond milk*
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup ketchup

*(vegan) mayonnaise can be subbed for oil and milk

In high powered blender, combine oil and milk and blend on high until creamy. Add lemon juice and ketchup as you continue to blend. Transfer to a bowl for wiener wrap dipping!

Did your school have wiener wraps on the menu? Did you have a favorite school lunch food?


{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 13, 2012 at 6:22 am

I wish I could find a good soy/gluten free hot dog alternative. I’m not normally a hot dog gal, but you know, sometimes the kid in you really wants one! This looks so good and fun!


2 Heather (Where's the Beach) July 13, 2012 at 6:23 am

You’re just going to have to make some huh???? And then start mass producing and become rich ;-)


3 spabettie July 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm

yep, you will have to make one, I agree! :D these frankfurters are soy free (all Field Roast product is, I believe), but definitely not gluten free. get on that, Sarena! I know you can do it!


4 Heather (Where's the Beach) July 13, 2012 at 6:23 am

Oh how fun. I was that weirdo kid who didn’t like pigs in a blanket. Crazy right? I actually hated hot dogs as a kid but will eat the veggie ones now. Those look good and so fun. I’m thinking pool party food ;-)


5 spabettie July 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm

GREAT pool party food! :)


6 Abby July 13, 2012 at 6:36 am

I agree with Sarena that I wish they had a good soy-free hot dog alternative. I was never big on them in general, but I do kind of miss them once in awhile. And although I don’t ever remember pigs in a blanket being at school, my mom always made them with cheddar and crescent rolls. So, so good!


7 spabettie July 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm

hi Abby! these frankfurters (and ALL Field Roast products, I believe) are soy free! they do have gluten, but they are soy free. I was never really a big hot dog fan, but… this summer I am certainly making up for it I think. :D


8 Allie July 13, 2012 at 8:12 am

Pigs in a blanket! I love making these, so easy and a great excuse for my favorites–ketchup and mustard. Using bisquick and it’s biscuit dough recipe on the back makes for another easy (and surprisingly vegan) “blanket.”


9 spabettie July 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm

ooh, and biscuit dough sounds like a great thing too – I am making these for my dad + brother this week, perhaps I’ll try the bisquick!


10 julie July 13, 2012 at 8:33 am

We had these at my elementary school but they were called Toasty Dogs! Yum.


11 spabettie July 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm

toasty dogs- I like that!


12 Loanna Overcash July 13, 2012 at 10:02 am

Very interesting about the salsa golf – I had never heard of that! My favorite school cafeteria food was pizza and the soybean burgers. I don’t think they served pigs n a blanket at my schools in North Carolina.


13 spabettie July 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm

hi Loanna! I have been making what we call “fry sauce” for years – when I was a kid my mom made it for our crabbing trips – yep, she dipped her crab legs in it! :) I had not heard the salsa golf term before, but I like it!


14 Kath (My Funny Little Life) July 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Wow the candy colors! :D I also think I’ve never seen such *orange* sausages!


15 spabettie July 15, 2012 at 9:51 pm

ha… Kath that is most likely because these are faux ;)


16 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen July 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

This is one of my FAVORITE childhood foods! I want this right now. Darnit.


17 spabettie July 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

right?? I am making them again this week for my Dad and brother… ;)


18 Sarah July 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm

those look DELISH!!! I want to make them with my little girls. ;)


19 spabettie July 15, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I can imagine they will LOVE them! and I stopped by your site, LOVE all the Long Dogs! :D


20 Dana @ Minimalist Baker July 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm

this is really just genius – and looks so delish!


21 spabettie July 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm

thanks, Dana – they were so very delish! :)


22 Baker Street July 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Oh you have no idea how happy people in my house would be if I made this recipe! It looks incredible and the fry sauce sounds heavenly!


23 spabettie July 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

my brother heard about these, so they are getting made again for him this week! :)


24 Isaac July 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

we had these at school, I think they were called something else though. you brought back a tasty memory for sure.


25 Grandma Wrinkles July 20, 2012 at 1:40 am

it must be so fun to be at your house. ;)


26 spabettie July 20, 2012 at 7:32 am

oh, it IS. wish you were here.


27 Lora July 20, 2012 at 2:46 am

fun comfort food ftw! nice pics too.


28 It's Carmen July 20, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Yummyyyyyy. Definitely a comfort food. I love havarti.

❀ It’s Carmen


29 Starr July 21, 2012 at 8:33 am

No, my school didn’t have wiener wraps, but my mom made them at home, and I loved them!… Rarely eat hot dogs, but I’ve been meaning to try the Field Roast Frankfurters (heard they’re good), maybe tonight :-)


30 spabettie July 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

this was my first time using the Field Roast franks – we liked them!


31 cb March 2, 2013 at 12:29 pm

why not some actual recipes rather than concoctions?
I mean like things made from scratch rather than nickle and diming with prepackaged items.


32 Kristina Sloggett March 2, 2013 at 12:39 pm

thanks for the feedback – you have found one of the very few “concoctions” I have on this site, as I do prefer to create actual recipes. if you let me know what you are interested in, I can perhaps guide you to some of my recipes. thanks.


33 cb March 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Ms. Sloggett,
I was rude im sorry.
I have been scouring the web for midget porn and weiner recipes since early am.
My vision has clouded, head hurts and i was grouchy..LOL
I’ve aquired a shortbed truckload of beef franks that i need to handle in manners other than hotdogs because the folks im feeding are homeless and talk to themselves..i would slit my wrists if they started barking too.
The materials i have to work with are all raw with exception to the franks.
(flour, barley, duck eggs, a cow that needs sqeezing, ETC.

Keep up the good work. :)



34 Kristina Sloggett March 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm

well GOSH, Britt – thank you so much for coming back and saying this! I really do appreciate it, and your comment made me smile.

unfortunately, this is one of the only hot dog features I have here, but lets see if I might be able to help… you could make some kind of a “corn dog casserole” dish, like a cornbread with chopped hot dog throughout? (I have always wanted to make corn muffins with dogs inside…)

or chopped hot dogs in spaghetti, mac and cheese, fried rice, or scrambled eggs? Added to chili or soup?

anyway, good luck to you, and I hope you found the midget you were looking for ;)



35 Kristen January 10, 2014 at 11:58 am

My mom was a cook at hot lunch, she said the trick with wiener wraps was to boil the hotdogs for 5 mins then pay dry then wrap in dough and bake. This is what makes the hotdogs plump up properly.


36 Kristina Sloggett January 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm

VERY good information to know, thank you!


37 kita February 28, 2014 at 11:06 am

Just saw this on a thread and had to pop over and take a peek! Sounds awesome! :D


38 Kristina Sloggett March 1, 2014 at 2:47 pm

ha Kita, I do that all the time! great way to find some awesome recipes. and now I am craving a wiener wrap… *sigh*


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