About National Pigs in a Blanket Day
In the United States, the term "pigs in a blanket" typically refers to hot dogs in croissant rolls, but may include Vienna sausages, cocktail or breakfast/link sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, pancake, or croissant dough, and baked.
The United States was the first to give this dish its own national day. On December 12th 2013, the United Kingdom launched its own National Pigs in Blankets Day.
People all over the U.K. add this treat to their Christmas Day celebrations. According to Yorkshire Pudd, over 128 million pigs in blankets are consumed on Christmas Day alone.
Pigs in blankets are also known as:
- Wesley Dogs in the U.S.
- Würstchen im Schlafrock in Germany.
- Moshe Ba’Teiva in Israel.
- Kilted Sausages in Scotland.
In Mexico pigs in blankets are wrapped in a tortilla and deep-fried.