7 Different Ways To Blanket Your Pigs From Chef David Burke

There's nothing better than a tray of pigs in a blanket at a cocktail party, but I'm all about taking things to the whimsical level. If you think about the simplicity of the popular appetizer, it's easy to see that there's a variety of ways to present them, and these are some of my best ideas.

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Sure, the word "pig" is in the name, but that doesn't mean it has to be a pork product every time, or even an animal one, for that matter. And then there's the blanket. While there is nothing wrong with all of the buttery and flaky qualities of a puff pastry crust, there's a variety of ways you can wrap your bite-sized appetizers that will be just as delicious.

Last but not least are the finishing touches. Ketchup and mustard go hand in hand with hot dogs, but what about when you've got pepperoni and cheese wrapped in pizza dough, or bananas and Nutella?  When creating your new version of the appetizer, you'll want to think about the dipping sauce as well.

The beauty of pigs in a blanket is the flexibility around them, all you need is a basic recipe for a window of inspiration to open up. 

Click here to see a basic Pigs in a Blanket Recipe 

David Burke is a world-renowned chef and restaurateur. To learn more about him, visit his website and his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter @ChefDavidBurke.