We had some leftover hot dogs from when I made the air fryer pizza dogs so you probably know me by now that I can’t let anything go to waste, so once again I’m turning to the air fryer. This time I made Crescent dogs….. with bacon. These make a fun lunch or dinner instead of the same old hot dogs. I know I need to practice on my dough wrapping skills for sure, but these are super easy and they do not take long to make. Another plus is the bacon….need I say more? You can also cut the hot dogs in half to make mini crescent dogs for appetizers.
Here’s what you need:
*1 tube of refrigerated crescent rolls; to wrap the whole hot dog I used 2 triangular crescent roll dough pieced together so if you are making more than 4 dogs, you will need 2 tubes (each tube contains 8 small triangles).
*1 slice of bacon per crescent dogs, cooked until semi crisp
Preheat the air fryer at 370°
While air fryer is preheating, unwrap the crescent dough and separate each triangle. Take 2 triangles and pinch them together at the seem to make one larger rectangle. Take one slice of bacon and break into pieces and place the pieces onto the dough.
Next, take one hot dog and lay it horizontally across the top of the dough.
Roll the dough around the the hot dog.
I like leaving the ends of the hot dogs out, but you can form the dough to enclose them if you prefer.
I was afraid that the dough would bake into the holes of the basket of the air fryer, so I placed a piece of parchment paper inside.
My air fryer came with these niffty round ones with holes, but you can cut a sheet of regular size parchment to fit the inside of the basket.
Place the crescent dogs in the basket leaving a space in between each one so they will cook on the sides and so they will not stick together.
I had to do 3 at a time.
Cook for 4 minutes, then turn them over and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until the dough is cooked all the way through and the hotdogs are cooked as well.
Cooking time might vary depending on the brand and size of the air fryer.
Carefully remove the crescent dogs and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.