Monday, October 31, 2011

Pepperoni logs

I sort of threw these together for a Jamison family get together due to a lack of planning.  I Lack of planning for food parties? I know what I'm making for events at least a couple weeks ahead of time and am usually so excited, I make it a few days before the event if possible.  But this came at a busy time where we had made plans for Friday night, we were tailgating all day Saturday (which I also made food for), and went straight to the pot luck on crockpots were being used for the tailgate.  What to do, what to do?

Well, I happened to see some string cheese and egg roll wrappers in the fridge and decided to throw in some pizza sauce and pepperonis just to see what happened.  I did make a taco salad as well, so that if this blew up in my face, I wouldnt be known as a total failure at least.  I have made these baked cheese sticks before too, and they were similar enough that I was pretty confident the added ingredients would only bring these up a notch.  Here's what you need:

package of string cheese
your fave pizza sauce
package of turkey pepperoni
egg roll wrappers
olive oil

There you have it.  It's actually pretty self explanatory from there.  You cut the egg roll wrappers up into quarters.

Squirt a little pizza sauce on there.

Put a pepperoni down.

Cut the string cheese sticks into thirds. Place one of the thirds on each.

Brush with olive oil around the edges so they stay shut, and roll those buggers up, tucking the sides in as you go.

Put on a greased baking sheet, and either freeze till we needed them like I did, or bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes (keep an eye if they start oozing cheese, nobody likes a cheese-less log). 

Sorry for the photo quality, my camera was dead from the weekend so a cell phone pic will have to suffice. I will say that you have to be sure to serve them right away when they're out of the oven and hot.  The people who were nibbling on them piping hot were raving but when we sat down to eat, it was like a chunk of string cheese was stuffed in an egg roll wrapper...which is exactly what happened. We took the leftovers home and ate the whole rest of the pan when they were hot so I can vouch that the temperature makes a huge difference on these. Serve with pizza sauce or ranch for dipping.  It's times like these that I am thankful to be a food hoarder and be able to throw together two dishes for a potluck without making one trip to the store! 

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  1. Once you go turkey pepperoni, you never go back! I made some pizza rolls this weekend and you're right, you can't tell the difference! My heart thanks you :)And they were scrumpdillyumptious too!

  2. I know, right?! I know some people say you can't tell the difference on a lot of stuff...but I always can. Diet pop, fat free salad dressing, the list goes on and on...but turkey pepperonis are one of those magical foods that for some reason are just as good if not better (due to the lack of grease) than their fattier counterparts!

  3. Another sweet secret you may not know about...turkey hot dogs! As long as you get the right kind (be sure to read the package) I can have a hot dog with ketchup, mustard, and relish with a wheat bun for 150 calories and literally not be able to taste the difference!!

  4. nice! we'll have to give this a try when it's warm enough to grill again!

  5. Yummy these look so simple and delicious! I never thought to do this, great idea for a tail-gate party. I’ll have to make these for my tail-gate party. I’m sure they will be a great addition to my tail-gate parties. There always a hit thanks to my Tailgater from DISH. Working for DISH I can tell you that it’s compact and weighs only 10 pounds. You also don’t even need a second account to get the party started.