I wouldn’t have wanted to be in on the brainstorming session for this recipe.


Coming up with the dish and ingredients, not a problem. But the best name they could come up with was “Frankfurters in Crust”?

3.7 from 3 reviews
Frankfurters in Crust
  • 8-ounce package refrigerated quick crescent rolls
  • ⅓ cup mustard-pickle relish
  • 6 frankfurters
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Unroll crescent rolls to a rectangular shape, pressing seams together.
  3. Spread relish over pastry, leaving a 1-inch border all around.
  4. Place frankfurters in rows of three down center of pastry; bring sides of dough together over frankfurters and press to seal; press ends of dough to seal.
  5. Place, seam side down, on an ungreased baking pan.
  6. Perforate top of crust with the tines of a fork; brush with evaporated milk; sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Bake 15 to 20 minutes -- until golden brown. Slice crosswise to serve.


I guess the alternatives are all worse.

  • “Pigs in Sleeping Bag”
  • “Crescent Roll Surprise”
  • “I Swear It’s Not Just Hot Dogs”


The biggest challenge of this recipe was what they meant by “mustard pickle relish.” Relish made from mustard pickles? Some obscure mid-century condiment? One of Heinz’s 57 flavors?


We just mixed regular relish into mustard.


Spread over dough and covered with hot dogs, it looked a bit less scary. Almost normal — as normal as things ever get in my strange, strange kitchen.


The crescent roll dough more or less held together during the baking process, except for one minor break on the side where mustard tried to make a run for it.

Interestingly, the sesame seeds on top made this look a whole lot more professional.


Eating was a little bit confusing. Is it finger food or a sandwich, like a typical hot dog? Since it’s got the fancy “frankfurters in crust” name, is cutlery mandated?


Buzz thought it was pretty good. I thought it was OK.

The kids… well, one just ate the mustard-pickle bread, one just ate the hot dogs, and the youngest took one bite and decided he’d rather go to bed early.

I have extremely strange kids.

Verdict: Not bad.

From the tasting notes:

Perfect for anybody who likes mustard and relish on their hot dogs. Dough was a little thin but worked ok as a crust. Does go very nicely with a Waldorf Salad (crunchy and sweet to contrast the spicy/salty frankfurter thing).