Snake Dogs


by Jun 29th, 2011 // Dinner, Kid-tastic, Lunch

Snake Dogs

Snake Dogs

There’s a magical place in Griffith Park called the Trails Cafe. At the end of a long hike, you’ll find it tucked away in a small clearing. It’s a cafe called the Trails but it’s not really a cafe. It’s more like a cabin in the woods where fresh pies cool on the windowsill inviting you to relax and indulge in nature’s bounty.

Snake Dogs

We like to go to Griffith Park and hike alllllll the way up to the Observatory. On a warm day, the hike gets to be a bit much for a 5 year old, but with the promise of the Trail’s famed “Snake Dog” my kid always presses on.

Snake Dogs

Snake dogs are really quite simple. Hot dogs on a stick wrapped in a flaky pastry and baked in the oven until puffy and golden. They may sound simple but after a long hike they are divine. At the cafe they are served with fresh berries and we generally follow our dogs up with a strawberry rhubarb mini-pie for dessert.

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The Trails offers both veggie dogs and beef dogs and theirs is made with homemade pastry. We cheated a bit, but the end result was the same. Smiles all around.

Snake Dog Recipe

Prep Time: 5 Mins  Cooking Time: 20 mins

1 package crescent rolls
1 package hot dogs (beef, turkey or veggie)
bamboo skewers

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and soak the bamboo skewers for 20 minutes to prevent burning.
2. Unravel the crescent rolls and cut the dough into strips.
3. Gently push one hot dog on to each skewer, coming just short of poking it all the way through.
4. Starting at the bottom, snake the crescent dough all the way to the top of the dog.
5. Place on a Silpat lined cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until pastry is puffed up and golden brown.

Makes: 8

Snake Dogs


9 Comments on “Snake Dogs”

  1. 1.) Kathryn
    June 30th, 2011

    My kids (and husband) love these! Pillsbury makes something called “Place and Bake Crescent Rounds.” It’s the same dough as crescent rolls, but uniform strips rolled up like cinnamon buns. Cuts the step of cutting! :)

  2. 2.) Carolyn Jung
    July 1st, 2011

    These meat treats never go out of style. I make a version with gourmet Niman Ranch hot dogs. At cocktail parties, they are the first thing to be devoured. ;)

  3. 3.) Jennifer
    July 6th, 2011

    Oh my goodness! My oldest daughter would just LOVE these! I am SO glad I found this site! :)

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