Hey kiki kids!
This week we’re getting real NASTY and cooking up low-carb pigs in almond flour blankets! I really just discovered almond flour this year since going low-carb and it truly is amazing. It’s just ground up almonds so it’s rich in nutty flavor and much much lower in carbs than white flour. (Only 6g per serving vs white flour which has 22!)
There’s a million different recipes for dough with this amazing flour but I came up with one a little sweet with a drizzle of honey and little savory with mustard seeds IN THE DOUGH! Almond flour can be kind of hard to find but try Whole Foods which has amazing flour alternatives of all kinds. Trader Joe’s also sells an almond meal which is pretty much the same thing. Hope you like it and try this recipe next time you have the girls over for a kiki!
I called them “Nasty Pigs” because they’re just weenies wrapped in nuts. *wink* The recipe was also inspired by one of my favorite stores in Chelsea called Nasty Pig which sells awesome clothes that look great on everyone. Check them out at http://www.nastypig.com or head on down and see them if you’re in NYC at the address below.
And seriously, who better to drop by and help me make these Nasty Pigs in a blanket other than Nasty Pig store manager and jockstrap box model Jay Roth himself?!
We certainly had QUITE the time dishing and serrrving and getting really REALLY nasty! (In the low-carb cooking kind of way of course!)
Glenn’s Nasty Pigs in an Almond Flour Blanket
You will need:
1 1/2 Cups of Almond Flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill from Whole Foods)
2T Cold Diced Unsalted Butter
1/2 – 1 teaspoon of honey, depending how much sugar you can have/want
1 teaspoon of dried ground mustard seeds
Pinch of salt
32 cocktail weenies (I used Nathan’s)
To Make Nasty Pigs:
1. Combine almond flour, 1 egg, butter, honey, mustard seeds and salt in a bowl with a fork until it forms a nice ball of dough.
2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 20 minutes to set
3. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and cut 2 more pieces of wax paper for rolling out the dough
4. Once dough is set, place on one piece of the wax paper and put the other one on top
5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
6. Gently pound out the dough, then roll into a nice large circle (should just peek out from the wax paper)
7. Remove top sheet of wax paper and cut into 32 equal slices like you’re cutting a pizza pie
8. Starting from the outside of the circle gently roll each cocktail weenie in the dough slices and place on wax paper lined cookie sheet. (Note that since almond flour is more mealy and not like a dough it has a tendency to break easily, go slow and easy and guide it through with your finger so as not to tear the dough too much)
9. Once all arranged neatly on the cookie tray, beat the other egg in a small bowl and gently brush the top of each piggy with a pastry brush. This will make them nice and golden brown while they bake.
10. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes then serrrrrrrve with your favorite carb-conscious dipping sauce. Mustard always does the trick for me, and ZERO carbs!
Enjoy these Nasty Pigs responsibly! OINK!