Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hotdog in a Blanket (Cheesy Sausage Wrap)

This is an ideal choice for a yummy quickie for little one and adult alike. We reached home late in the afternoon and was rushing off to the next visit, so I prepared these within 5 minutes, tossed them into the oven, took baby for a quick bath, came down and the hotdogs were warmly wrapped in their yellow cheesy blankets waiting to be bitten. :)

I added some sweet potato purée into the wrap for natural sweetness (I made those for baby snack earlier), taste even better!

My boy was totally hooked when I told him I've prepared him a hotdog wrapped in warm blanket, well, after all this will not go wrong for anyone who likes sausages. :)

Hotdog in A Blanket
On top: sausage wraps in cheddar cheese
On bottom: sausage wraps in cream cheese and sweet potato purée

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serving for: 2 tortillas

2 pieces of wholemeal tortilla wraps
2 sausages, completely defrost
4-6 spoonfuls of cream cheese
Or 2 slices of cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven at 180C.
2. Lay out the wrap on baking tray, spread with a layer of cream cheese (2-3 spoonful, depends how much cheese you like) or a slice of cheddar cheese, follow by a sausage on the edge of the wrap
3. Roll the sausage with the wrap from the edge towards the other end. Put a tiny bit of cheese near the end of the wrap so the wrap will stick together after baked.
4. Bake in oven (medium rack) for 10 minutes until the tortilla turns crispy and the cheese melts.

Cut half and serve as is. Taste best when served warm.

By the way...
If you do not fancy wholemeal tortilla wraps, look for traditional or other flavors such as potato or garlic. Make sure you store the remaining unused wraps in the fridge with the sealed wrapper, can keep for 3-4 days.

While my boy likes to eat sausages, where possible I will avoid buying ready made sausage buns for him as I do not know what sort of sausages they used. According to a US-based documentary program I watched sometimes back, a lot of sausages in hypermarket contain less than 50% meat, main part of the ingredients are fats, intestines and starch. So whenever possible, I would choose to pay extra for gourmet sausages which has higher ratio of meat to fat ratio.