October 23, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Hot Dog Mummies


It's getting close to Halloween and I know some or most of you plan terrific big Halloween parties but kind of run out of ideas for refreshments or treats. As always searching on Food Network Online, I came across this tasteful creative Halloween treat dish that seemed just right for those scary parties. Food Network Channel's own chefs came up with Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Hot Dog Mummies to tastefully haunt our tastebuds. 

It's cute to see the little hotdogs wrapped up like mummies then poppped into our mouths for a wonderful  treat. I never had or heard of the hot dog mummy wraps until now; this looks really good. This meal is perfect for afternoon snacks or can be served as little party platters when throwing a big Halloween event. When having holiday parties, I suggest you go all out creatively to match your festive event from the food, decorations even your costume, stick with a theme though, don't just throw scary everywhere! 

Okay enough of me blabbing, I'm getting hungry, let's learn how to make this dish. I bring to you today's Tasty Tuesday Halloween treat Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Hot Dog Mummies. Read for the recipe after the jump.

Ingredients

  • One 16-ounce package bun-size hot dogs (8 hot dogs), each halved crosswise
  • 2 ounces Cheddar, cut into 16 thin slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 sheets phyllo dough
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • Ketchup, yellow mustard, barbecue sauce or your favorite dipping sauce, for serving and decorating

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut a slit in each hot dog piece and stuff with a slice of cheese. Set aside. Combine the salt, garlic powder and pepper in a small bowl.
Working with one sheet of phyllo at a time and keeping the rest covered under a damp towel or paper towels, lay a phyllo sheet on a large cutting board or counter and lightly brush with melted butter. Lightly sprinkle with some of the spice mix and fold in half lengthwise. Brush the top with more melted butter and cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips. Using 2 pieces of stuffed hot dogs per phyllo sheet, wrap half of the strips around each piece of hot dog to create a mummy look. Leave a small section of hot dog exposed towards the top so it looks like the top part of the face peeking out from the phyllo wrappings. Don't worry about frayed edges or tears-- it will add to the mummy look.
Place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining phyllo, melted butter, spice mix and hot dogs. Remelt the butter if it cools down too much while forming the mummies.
Bake until the phyllo is crisp and golden brown, about 25 minutes. If desired, dot ketchup or mustard eyes on each mummy using a toothpick and serve with extra sauces for dipping.
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