- Pre-packaged crescent rolls
- Mini sausages (we like the Hillshire Farms Beef Lit’l Smokies, even though they technically make little….cows in a blanket)
- Pre-packaged crescent rolls are very oily so you will not need to oil the Tid-Bit. To start, unroll the crescent rolls but do not tear them along the perforated edges.
- Carefully press two rolls together to seal the perforation between them. Roll the newly rectangular crescent roll out with a rolling pin to make it a bit thinner.
- Cut the rectangle in half, making your two squares for your Tid-Bit.
- Place your crescent rolls gently into the Tid-Bit.
- Take out two mini sausages and cut each in half.
- Place a half sausage in each of the sections of the Tid-Bit.
- Carefully close the Tid-Bit and trim the excess roll from the Tid-Bit leaving just a bit around the edges to help the seal.
- Place your Tid-Bit over low heat. Toast for approximately 8 minutes on each side.
- When the crescent roll on the edge is browning up, open the Tid-Bit to check your progress. Continue toasting until the crescent roll is golden brown.
- Remove the little piggies from the Tid-Bit, break apart, and get out the ketchup. And let the 3rd grader in you rejoice.
Notes from the kitchen
The Tid-Bit is definitely trickier to use than regular Toas-Tite grills. The first time we tried to use it, we had the heat up too hot and the thin cross sections burned before the rest of the sandwich toasted. After that…we were a little gun shy. But we got back on the horse and tried again. Because we are Toas-Tite cowboys.
One trick we discovered to cook the Tid-Bit (and in this recipe, the crescent rolls) a bit faster and more evenly is to cover the entire grill and burner with a sauce pan. This allows you to keep your heat low, radiate the heat you do have, and cook the top at the same time the bottom of the Tid-Bit is down facing the burner.