Pigs in a Rice Noodle Blanket

Pigs in a rice noodle blanket

Like pigs in a blanket, but the blanket it this case is a thick rice noodle! I wrapped the noodles around the little hot dogs, and fried them up in a pan and served them with a sweet and savory sauce. I also loaded it up with cucumber, peanuts, and sriracha and it was a tasty little snack!

The inspiration for this recipe

I first wanted to make a pasta skin appetizer. Then I realized it was really similar to a few things I had made before. I no longer felt inspired to make it. I started thinking about a pigs in polenta blanket idea but I didn’t have time to pull it off and thought it might actually be a failure or a roundabout way of making a simple corn dog.

Somehow these two ides came together into this really awesome noodle blanket idea. I actually had the exact noodles I needed at home to make it! I originally wanted to do these with the mini hot dogs but my store was out of stock and I think it was actually better in the end having a little more of a uniform cylinder to wrap the noodles around. Uniform cylinder sounds really appetizing huh?

Prepping the hot dogs and rice noodles

Dogs and cukes! Cut the hot dogs in half and the cucumbers into slices

hot dogs and cucumbers

Wrap the pigs in their rice noodle blankets

You need a nice wide noodle to wrap around the dogs. After these were cooked, rinsed, and patted dry, they were starchy enough to stick to the hot dog with no problem.

wrap em up

Cooking the pigs in rice noodle blankets

When they go into the pan, make sure they get coated in oil right away so they don’t stick to each other. After that you can just toss them around in the pan to crisp up.

the pigs are in their rice noodle blankets in the frying pan

Make sure to get a little browning action on all sides.

getting crispy

Serving the pigs in rice noodle blankets

The sauce was fish sauce, soy sauce, chili oil, rice vinegar, and honey. Mix it together in a bowl and drizzle it over everything.

pigs in rice noodle blankets

I wasn’t sure how the noodles would work in the frying pan but they actually got crispy!

pigs in rice noodle blankets

Having a bite was like you had wrapped noodles around a fork tightly, but with a slight crisp and a smack of hot dog. Really loved how they came out!

pigs in rice noodle blankets

Twists on this recipe

You could switch up the sauce a bit. You could make it more like a mashup of what you would put on a hot dog by adding some mustard and relish to the mixture.

If you have ever wanted to make rice noodles at home, this is an awesome recipe!

For more great recipes with rice noodles, check out my peach and pork belly glass noodles, or this BBQ chicken drunken noodle.

Pigs in a Rice Noodle Blanket

Hot dogs wrapped up in a wide rice noodle and stir fried until crispy. Topped with cucumber, mint, peanuts, and a spicy sauce.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings: 8 small bites
Calories: 202kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces wide rice noodles
  • 4 hot dogs
  • 1 small cucumber sliced
  • 1/4 cup peanuts chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mint chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil
  • sriracha optional

Instructions

  • Cook the noodles to the package instructions but make sure you don’t overcook or they may start falling apart. Make sure you get really wide noodles, you probably have to go to an Asian market to get wide enough ones.
  • strain and rinse the noodles and allow to rest in the strainer to dry a little. Meanwhile cut the hot dogs in half and slice off the ends so all ends are flat.
  • Place two or three long noodles onto the work surface and blot dry. Also dry the hot dog. Place the dog at the end of one of the noodles and tightly roll it up. The starch from the noodle should allow it to sick to the dog and to itself. Repeat with another noodle or two until it is fully covered in a thick noodle layer. Set aside and repeat with remaining dogs.
  • in a non stick pan add a little oil and bring to medium high heat. Add the dogs in one by one making sure to toss and coat in oil each time to prevent sticking and breaking. Cook about 10 minutes stirring and tossing often to brown on all sides and heat through.
  • while they are cooking, prep and chop the cucumbers, mint, and peanuts. Mix the fish, soy, vinegar, honey, and chili oil in a small bowl.
  • Place the dogs on a small serving plate and top with the cucumbers, mint, and peanuts. Pour the sauce all over them and optionally add some sriracha. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

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