So here's the deal. Last weekend, I went out for a special dinner. We rarely leave our kids with a baby-sitter because, well, we live most of our lives together. Since I was headed to a festive supper, the kids got to pick their special meal. They chose boxed mac and cheese with hot dogs. At least I got the gluten-free kind (with rice noodles) and nitrate-free, organic hot dogs. Well, there were some hot dogs left over and it's the end of the month. You know. When you must use whatever is in the fridge until grocery budgets replenish. So, out of pure necessity (and thankfully success), I give you...
Grain-Free Pigs in a Blanket
1/2 cup ghee or melted butter or coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2/3 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon non-aluminum baking powder
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated or sliced
4 nitrate-free hot dog franks
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet (or use an ungreased pizza stone).
- Using the whisk attachment, mix together eggs, butter, salt, and garlic. Add coconut flour and baking powder and beat the batter really well until there are no lumps and the eggs have had a good beating (it sounds harsh, I know, but the key to fluffy, grain-free baked goods is thoroughly beating the eggs).
- Drop batter by big spoonfuls onto prepared sheet. Keep the biscuits plump so you can push hot dog pieces into them.
- cut hot dogs into fourths and push one piece in each biscuit. Sprinkle grated cheese (or place sliced cheese) atop the pigs in the blankets.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
Now. If your family is unfamiliar with coconut breads, it is imperative that you serve these with garnishes. My kids prefer ketchup. I smeared mine with mustard and sauerkraut.
|Yep, I used red cabbage for this batch of sauerkraut.|
After the first bight, my eyes closed. I kinda had a moment. As much as hot dogs gross me out, there is just something about them with mustard and that irresistibly salty sauerkraut.
Also take note that coconut flour baked goods are way more filling than wheat breads. You might want to make a half-recipe first to see if they work for your family. One of these thingies is enough for each of my kids. Jer and I were stuffed after two.