I think I may have an eating problem. Or just a eating mathematically problem. Here’s my problem today.
Delicious, delicious pigs-in-a-blanket (from pillsbury.com):
Pigs-in-a-blanket, for the uninitiated, are little hot dog/sausage type things warmly embraced by crescent rolls dough. In fact, that’s the ingredient list:
- Little sausages.
- A can of crescent rolls dough.
Cooking instructions: Wrap those little buggers up and toss them into an oven until you can’t stand it any longer.
At least, that’s how I’ve always made them. Maybe I could get super-ambitious and make my own dough but that sounds a lot of work for breakfast (side note: yes, this is a breakfast food).
Here’s the problem. How am I supposed to cut this triangular piece of dough to ensure proper sausage coverage?
Like this, this, or this? Or none of the above?
I can’t seem to get congruent triangles out of this thing. So I end up with mismatched pigs-in-blankets. Some have too much dough, some have too little. Many don’t wrap properly.
Awful. Just awful.
Like I said, I can’t get the triangles to come out congruent.
Not only are the triangles not congruent, they’re not similar at all. They’re not even the same type of triangle. So I need advice on a few levels.
How can I cut the initial right triangle dough in order to get:
- The most congruent-like triangles?
- The most similar-like triangles?
- Obtain congruent and similar triangles that make for easy sausage-wrapping?
Here’s what I start with.
I want to end with those perfectly covered pigs-in-blankets above. How to I get from start to finish? Please let me know in the comments or tweet me a picture of the proper triangle-slicing orientation.