It’s no secret that I love Halloween. This is my favorite time of year! And I’m letting it shine in my food.
Mummy Dogs (THM S)
- 1 package of all-beef uncured hotdogs (I used an 8-ct from Trader Joe’s)
- 1 1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese (packaged is fine! I used Kirkland brand)
- 2 Tsp cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 3/4 c almond flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- pinch of salt and pepper
- googly eye candies for decoration (optional, not for consumption ^_~)
Preheat oven to 425.
Begin by removing the dogs from their package and scoring them a few times on two sides. Place them in a medium-sized skillet (I used cast iron), and brown them on all sides over medium heat. NOTE* I like a crispy dog. You can skip this, if you like, as they will go into the oven. I just like the extra layer of flavor a crispy dog provides.
Prepare the dough by placing the mozzarella and cream cheese in a medium-sized microwave safe bowl. Microwave them for about a minute, stir, then let it go for another 30 seconds.
The mixture will be HOT. Stir it with a spatula or a large wooden spoon. Add the egg, almond flour, and seasonings. Wet your hands slightly, and press the dough out to a 10-in round (don’t worry about it being perfect). Cut mummy “strips” with a pizza cutter (about 1/2 – 3/4 in.). Roll the strip between your fingers (like you would Playdoh, back in the day) and wrap your dog with the mummy strip. NOTE* If you have an 8-ct package, you likely won’t use all the dough. You can roll some up and bake it as garlic knots or make yourself a mini flatbread.
Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
These were so fun! My kids loved them, and it came together fairly quickly. An easy crowd-pleaser, if I do say so. They also warm up beautifully the next day in lunches.