Recipes

Clinton Kelly’s Cordon Bleu Pigs in a Blanket

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, December 8, 2014

Aired December 8, 2014

Serves 12
Ingredients

All-purpose flour, for dusting
1 sheet puff pastry
1 large egg, for egg wash
3 slices thinly sliced ham, cut into 3-inch rectangles
1/2 cup Gruyère cheese, grated
24 mini hot dogs
Maldon salt, for garnish

For the Spicy Mustard Gruyère Fondue:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1 cup Gruyère cheese, grated
Salt and pepper
 

Preparation

Preheat oven 450°F. 

Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper and cooking spray.

Lightly flour a work surface.  Roll out puff pastry into a large rectangle about 14x11”.  Cut lengthwise into 6 1-inch strips. Cut each strip crosswise into 4 rectangles. 

In a small bowl, whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water to create an egg wash. Set aside.

On each rectangle of pastry dough, place a piece of ham followed by 1 teaspoon of cheese. Place a mini hot dog on top and roll to enclose the hot dog; use egg wash to seal. Place rolled pigs onto a cookie sheet about an inch apart from each other and brush the tops with egg wash. Sprinkle with maldon salt and bake for 15 minutes. 

For the Spicy Mustard Gruyère Fondue, melt butter in a medium saucepot over medium heat. Whisk in flour and mustard. When mixture begins to bubble, slowly add in milk, whisking constantly. Cook until mixture begins to thicken.  Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with Cordon Bleu Pigs in a Blanket warm with Spicy Mustard Gruyere Fondue alongside for dipping.