beer & brats hot pockets
It's amazing how most of the limited edition potato chip flavors these days can easily be the fillings of a hot pocket, like the beer and brats potato chips! But instead of using actual beer as part of the filling, which would make the dough soggy, I used beer cheese dip.
I'd say these hot pockets were my favorites out of the 6 I've made so far- there's something about sausages that goes really well inside a hot pocket! The hot pockets are salty from the bratwurst and spicy from the beer cheese dip. Salty and spicy go really well inside a hot pocket.
Whatever crescent dough you end up using, follow the directions on the can, because when I cooked the pockets for 9 minutes(like in previous videos), the dough was a bit undercooked, and the can did say 12-15 minutes. These directions are probably tested by labs and are not just random numbers printed on the can. They're there for a reason, people!
Of course, due to the presence of beer, my dad didn't try this recipe.
This recipe is super simple and only requires 4 ingredients! I can't say that about most of the recipes on this channel.
Even the people at my day job said the hot pocket sounded good!
Beer Sauce: https://www.amazon.com/Resident-Chef-Gourmet-Beer-Cheddar/dp/B06XC82DCK/ref=sr_tnr_p_1_6523482011_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1491677946&sr=8-1&
Beer & Brats Potato Chips: https://www.amazon.com/Brats-Flavored-Limited-Flavor-Perfect/dp/B01J4G7QW0/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1491678039&sr=8-2&
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A wooden cutting board or countertop
A rolling pin
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the hot pockets:
A roll of premade crescent dough
Per hot pocket(makes 4):
1 tbsp. beer sauce(see HELPFUL LINK)
3 pieces chopped bratwurst from 1 link
1-2 Beer & Brats Potato Chips
1. Break the roll of crescent dough into 8 pieces. If you're using the Pillsbury brand, there are dotted lines on the dough that will guide you.
2. Combine 2 pieces by forming them into a dough ball.
3. Flatten each dough ball on a wooden cutting board using a rolling pin.
4. Break 1 or 2 potato chips in half. Put the beer sauce, bratwurst, and potato chips on one half of the flattened dough.
5. Fold the dough up and make sure no filling sticks out. Hearing a crunching sound as you fold the dough is normal.
6. Poke 2-3 holes on the top of the hot pocket using a fork to allow the steam to vent during the cooking process.
7. Repeat steps 2-6 for the remaining crescent dough
8. Spray a lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray.
9. Put the hot pockets into the lasagna pan.
10. Bake in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the dough is fully cooked. Bon appetit!
Note: Store the leftover hot pockets in the fridge.
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