Portal Turrets in a Blanket

30 Nov

melvin turretWith the rush of the holiday season and all of that cooking over Thanksgiving, Melvin and I needed a little break.  What could we make that was simple yet awesomely geeky?

Melvin and I talked about how much we used to love pigs in a blanket, you know, hot dogs wrapped up in crescent rolls.  So we got the idea to class it up a little by turning them into Portal turrets!  This recipe is so quick and simple, you can make it anytime for a quick snack, or a fun lunch!

For our delicious Portal turrets in a blanket, here’s what you will need:

turret ingredientsPortal Turrets

  • hot dogs
  • ready made pie crust
  • sriracha or ketchup or any sort of red sauce
  • black food coloring

Step 1: Slice a hot dog in half, horizontally.  These two pieces will become the bodies for two turrets.

Step 2: Wrap pie crust around the hot dog to form the case of the turret.

hot turretStep 3: Cut two long and thin rectangular shapes out of the pie crust.  These will be the legs for the turret.  Wet one end of a leg with a small amount of water so that it will stick to the body of the turret.

Step 4: Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 375° for about 20 minutes.

Step 5: Take your turrets out and give them a chance to cool.

turret panStep 6: Place one red dot in the center of the turret body, of course I used sriracha for this.

Step 7:  Drip a couple drops of black food coloring into a small bowl.  Using a toothpick or small paintbrush, draw a line running down the center of the turret.

Step 8: Enjoy!  Don’t worry, the turret doesn’t blame you for enjoying it’s deliciousness.  Oh!  And if you’re not a fan of hot dogs, you can fill these little pie crust-y turrets with any sort of filling you would like!  Veggies and cheese, hamburger, whatever you like!almost done

still there

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One Response to “Portal Turrets in a Blanket”

  1. LaggyCreations December 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Thanks so much for featuring my ‘I’m Different’ print! These look great. Awesome recipe.

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