Mummy Dogs


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Mummy Dogs

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I have a strong appreciation for fall and the festivities that accompany it. However, I often struggle to develop a creative yet delicious dish when I am pressed for money and time. These spooky “mummy dogs” are a fun way to add Halloween flair to a party on a college budget. Bring them to a friend’s Halloween party or quickly make a few for hungry roommates on Halloween night. These Hallo-wieners are sure to keep the spirit of the holiday alive. 

One will find that the mummification process is relatively straightforward—30 minutes is all the time needed. Everything I used in this recipe was a generic brand. It saved me money, and my friends loved the mummies just the same. 

First, preheat the oven to 375 F and unroll the crescent dough onto a cutting board. While the oven is preheating, take two triangular pieces of dough and form them into a rectangle. Cut them horizontally into 10 quarter-inch strips. It is OK if the cuts are not perfect because they will be the bandages of the mummy. The more jagged the sliver, the spookier the mummy. 

Next, cut standard slices of cheese into quarters and wrap them around the center of the hot dog. Spice things up with pepper jack cheese or keep it simple with traditional cheddar. I usually use all-beef franks with this recipe, but turkey dogs or veggie dogs can be substituted if need be. 

Next, wrap four strips of dough around the hot dogs and cheese in a random fashion. Be creative and make sure to leave about a half inch of room for the condiment face on top. Place the uncooked mummies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12–14 minutes or until the crescents are golden brown. Remove from the oven carefully—these sarcopho-guys and gals will be hot! Plate the mummies accordingly and be sure to add a ketchup or mustard smile.