TIE Fighter Ties
The nice thing about this recipe is that there are only two ingredients required: pre-cooked sausages or hot dogs, and refrigerated breadsticks.
The problem is that refrigerated breadsticks are no longer available for purchase. Seriously, I looked EVERYWHERE before I discovered that they’re not being made anymore.
Since I wasn’t able to find refrigerated breadsticks, I used refrigerated pizza dough as a substitute and cut it up into sixteen long pieces. If you’re going to do this, be sure to check the pizza dough instructions ahead of time as it might change the recipe somewhat. For instance, the pizza dough I used had to be cooked at a higher temperature than what the recipe listed.
The steps to make these TIE Fighters are very specific, but I still found them a little bit difficult to follow at one point when it describes how to shape the dough around the hot dogs. I figured it out by comparing their instructions with the photo of the final result.
The pre-cooked sausages or hot dogs are cut in half and placed cut-side down on a baking sheet, and then two lengths of dough are wrapped around each hot dog. Then it’s baked until the dough puffs up and turns golden brown.
And then serve with ketchup and mustard, or whatever else you like to eat your hot dogs or sausages with.
Mine didn’t turn out quite like the picture – the dough was a little bit too thick and puffy, and I think I should have moved it up the length of the hot dog a little bit so it wasn’t right against the baking sheet (if that’s even possible). The dough ended up covering most of the hot dog, and they didn’t really look like TIE Fighters after all.
These taste exactly how you’d think: like a hot dog (or sausage) in a bun.
The fact that refrigerated breadsticks are not readily available adds a little bit of extra work, because now you need to cut and shape your own breadsticks out of pizza dough or whatever other substitute you plan on using.
It’s also a little bit tricky to figure out how to wrap up the hot dogs. Even once you’ve figured it out, chances are not all will turn out quite like you’d planned since they may droop or fall over while in the oven.
You’ll need to purchase hot dogs or sausages and refrigerated dough.