Air Fryer Mummy Dogs are a perfect party treat, snack, or quick meal during the Halloween season.
Recently, I was able to spend the best part of my day with my very special three year old grandson. We wanted to make something together for a fun lunch. We decided to craft with food. Hot dog mummies are now one of his favorite air fryer recipes.
Even though this recipe is fun for little ones, it is can also be one of those special family dinners the entire family can enjoy.
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What you need to make air fryer mummy dogs
Besides an air fryer, you only need a couple of ingredients to make these mummy dogs. The ingredients you need are:
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- Hot dogs
- Crescent Dough
- Candy eyes (or you can use dots of mustard or ketchup for the eyes)
I made this recipe using my Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer. I placed the mummy dogs directly in the air fryer basket. If you have an air fryer with racks, you can place the dogs on a small baking or cookie sheet.
How to make air fryer mummy dogs
To begin making these mummy dogs, unfold the crescent roll dough sheet into one long piece. Cut the dough with pizza cutter or knife into ½ inch slices. It is easier to cut if you can keep the crescent sheets connected so you have one large piece of dough.
Lay the strips of dough flat and place the hot dog on top of the cut pieces of dough. Fold over and crisscross the strips, wrapping the hot dog like a mummy. Leave a small space at one end to be the mummies face, with room to add eyes.
Be careful that you do not overlap the dough too much, or cut into wide strips. If the dough is too thick, it may not cook properly.
To prevent the mummies from sticking, you can lightly brush olive oil on the basket or baking sheet, spray with nonstick cooking spray, or use parchment paper with holes.
Place the dogs inside air fryer basket without stacking or overlapping. Air Fry at 330 degrees Fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes until dough is golden brown. Once they are done cooking, add the candy eyes to the space left open. Serve hot.
What can I serve with my Air Fryer Mummy Dogs with?
These mummy dogs go well with anything you like to have on your hot dogs. We serve them with a small bowl of ketchup and mustard for dipping. You can also serve with a cheese sauce.
Can I use any hot dog flavor?
There are lots of flavor varieties. You can use links of chicken sausage, Italian sausage, and so many other kinds of links. Oscar Meyer has Smokies hot dogs, and hot dogs filled with cheese, for even more options.
I can't find Crescent roll dough. What else can I use?
If you can't find regular crescents, you can use pizza dough, flaky crescent roll dough, or crescent dough sheets. Any canned and refrigerated crescent roll dough will work.
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Air Fryer Mummy Dogs
- Air Fryer
- 1 package hot dogs
- 1 can crescent rolls
- 1 package candy eyes
- Unfold the crescent roll dough sheet into one long piece. Cut the dough with pizza cutter or knife into ½ inch slices.
- Lay the strips of dough flat and place the hot dog on top of the cut pieces of dough. Fold over and crisscross the strips, wrapping the hot dog like a mummy. Leave a small space at one end to be the mummies face, with room to add eyes.
- Use liner, or lightly brush with oil, or use non-stick air fryer safe cooking spray to coat the basket.
- Place the dogs inside air fryer basket without stacking or overlapping. Air Fry at 330 degrees Fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes until dough is golden brown.
- Once they are done cooking, add the candy eyes to the space left open. Serve hot.
- For a mummy family: use brats for bigger mummies, and use mini sausages or little smokies for mini mummies.
- Because not all air fryers are the same, you many need to add 1-3 minutes of cooking time to your mummies.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.
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