BEST keto pigs in a blanket, ready in 30 minutes! Wrapped in flathead dough, these low-carb pigs in a blanket taste like the original.
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These low carb pigs in a blanket are made with high quality ea sugar free hot dogs flat head pasta “Blanket”, for a quiet version that has the flavor of the original. People have been telling me for quite some time that they wrapped my keto bagel recipe dough around hot dogs. So, I wanted to share these keto pigs in a blanket recipe to show you exactly how to do it. These are just plain fun … and delicious!
Just like mine hot dogs wrapped in bacon, kielbasa and sauerkraut, is fried cabbage and sausage, these low carb flathead pigs in a blanket are made with Garret Valley Farms hot dog. I love their sausages and bacon because they are made with high quality cuts of pork raised in a humane way and never treated with antibiotics. Plus, they’re sugar-free and use natural ingredients.
Keto Pigs In An Ingredient Blanket
These blanket almond meal pigs are made with these simple ingredients:
- Garrett Valley Farms Sugar Free Grass Fed Hot Dogs – These are easily the best hot dogs around! High quality, without the uncertain ingredients.
- almond flour – Use a superfine almond flour blanched like this one for best results.
- Baking powder – Make sure it is fresh so it works properly.
- Xanthan gum – Optional, but gives a great “chew” to the “blanket”.
- Eggs – Use large size. I prefer without a cage when possible, but any type is fine.
- Mozzarella cheese – I like to buy the pre-shredded to save some time, but you can also shred it yourself. Make sure it’s the low-humidity type.
- Cheese cream – Use full fat for best results.
- Sesame seeds
How to make keto pigs in a blanket
- Make low-carb dough for the pigs in a blanket. In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum. Mix the egg until uniform and set aside.
- Melt the cheeses. In a medium bowl, combine the grated mozzarella and diced cream cheese. Microwave for 90 seconds, stirring halfway.
- Mix the pasta. Before the cheese cools, add the almond flour mixture and knead with your hands until it forms a uniform dough, without streaks. If the dough is sticky, put it in the refrigerator to make it easier to work with.
- To assemble. Spread the low-carb pork dough into a blanket into a thin rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 8 long strips …
… And wrap the hot dogs:
- Brush. Beat the egg and brush the pigs in a blanket. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, pressing lightly to help them stick together.
- Bake. Remove when golden.
Low Carb Pigs in a Blanket Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my dough sticky?
Wide-headed dough can be sticky depending on the temperature in your kitchen. If it’s too sticky to work with, let it cool in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. Also, working with oiled hands can help. Find a complete guide to fathead dough in mine Easy Keto Cookbook.
Are pigs quiet in a blanket?
No, most pigs in a blanket are not keto, as they are made with a dough made from flour or puff pastry. This version uses flathead dough for a keto version!
How many carbs in keto pigs in one blanket?
Any low-carb pork in a blanket has 3.3 grams of net carbs per serving. Traditional versions contain around 15-20 net carbs per serving.
Are keto pigs in a blanket dairy free?
No, this version is made with a wide-headed dough, which is made with mozzarella and cream cheese.
Can you make pigs in a coconut flour blanket?
Yes you can. Replace 3/4 cup of almond flour with 1/4 cup of coconut flour. You’ll end up with less pasta, so you may need to double down on the entire recipe later to make enough.
Instructions for storage
You can easily prepare them for up to 2 days and store them in the refrigerator until ready to cook. Or, mix the pasta and assemble the pigs in a blanket before serving.
Even leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Can you freeze keto friendly pigs in a blanket?
Yes, you can freeze these keto pigs in a blanket for 2-3 months.
How to reheat hot dogs to the head:
For best results, reheat the hot dogs in an oven to 350 degrees F. Microwaving also works well if you prefer.
What to serve with keto hot dog in a blanket
All these low carb pigs in a general need are some dips and some sides:
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Keto Pigs In A Blanket (3g Net Carbs!)
BEST keto pigs in a blanket, ready in 30 minutes! Wrapped in flathead dough, these low carb piglets in a blanket taste like the original.
Preparation time 15 minutes
Time to cook 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
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In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum, if using. Incorporate 1 egg, until uniform. To put aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the grated mozzarella and diced cream cheese. Microwave for 90 seconds, stirring halfway. Stir again at the end until well incorporated. (You can also reheat in a double boiler on the stove if you prefer.)
Just before the cheese cools, add the melted cheeses to the almond flour mixture and knead with your hands, until it forms a uniform dough, without streaks.
If the dough is sticky, refrigerate for 30-60 minutes, until it is no longer manageable.
Roll the dough into a thin rectangle, about 1/4 inch (0.64 cm) thick. Cut the rectangle into 8 long strips, about 1/2 to 1 inch (1.27 to 2.54 cm) wide, then wrap them around the hot dogs. Place on the baking sheet.
In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg. Brush the pigs in a blanket with the egg. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and press gently to help them stick.
Cook for approx 15 minutes, until golden brown.
Notes on the recipe
Portions: 1 pig in a blanket
Note: Nutrition data only includes 1/2 egg for egg wash, as you don’t need everything.
Nutritional information per serving
Quantity per serving. Serving size in recipe notes above.
Fat 22.9 g
Protein 14.9 g
Total carbohydrates 4.6г
Net carbohydrates 3.3г
sugar 0.8 g
Where does the nutritional information come from? Nutrition data is provided as a courtesy from the USDA Food Database. You can find the carbohydrate counts of the individual ingredients we use in the List of low carb and keto foods. The net carbohydrate count excludes fiber, erythritol and allulose, because in most people these do not affect blood sugar. (Learn about it net carbs here.) Let’s be precise, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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