I made these for an appetizer because I was going to have kids at our grown-up dinner party. What I didn't know is how much adults and kids alike would love them and my husband requested them for our next football game party, twice. The ketchup is what makes these fabulous. They are from they Food Network's Party Line with Dan & Steve.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Put the tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, curry powder, salt, and pepper into a saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil, stir to dissolve the sugar and cook until the tomatoes have broken down and the mixture is slightly thick, about 10 minutes. Pour the mix into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Let cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Place in a decorative bowl to serve.
- Cut the pastry into 6 equal strips and cut each strip into 3 pieces (I use a pizza cutter here).
- Place 1 hot dog piece onto a piece of the pastry and roll until the pastry meets itself. Press gently to seal. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining hot dogs and pastry.
- Brush the pastry tops with the cream and sprinkle half with the cheese and half with the poppy seeds.
- Place in the top half of the oven until the pastry is puffed and golden, about 15 to 18 minutes. Remove, let cool 5 minutes, and serve with the dipping sauce on the side.
These were very easy and quite good! I got creative since I don't eat poppy seeds and used Parmesan cheese for some, black sea salt for others, and toasted sesame seeds for the rest. The curried ketchup was a nice complement for these dressed up Pigs in a Blanket. Even my husband liked the ketchup and he does not like "sweet" food.