The term “pigs in a blanket” often refers to hot dogs, Vienna sausages, cocktail or breakfast/link sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, pancake, or croissant dough, and baked.
The first written record of pigs in a blanket occurs in Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Kids in 1957.
April 24th is National Pigs in a Blanket Day.
Pigs in a blanket are also known as devils on horseback, kilted sausages, and wiener winks.
They are typically small in size and can be eaten in one or two bites. For this reason, they are usually served as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre or are accompanied by other dishes in the ‘main course’ section of a meal.
Pigs in a blanket are usually different from sausage rolls, which are a larger, more filling item served for breakfast and lunch in parts of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and, more rarely, the United States and Canada.