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Pigs in Blankets Recipe

(Bacon Wrapped Sausages)    HT   ACC  PFC   British    25mins


A Classic British Accompaniment to Roast Turkey

Makes 12    (allow 2 per person)     Hot    Pork Accompaniment   Party Food Christmas  Turkey Trimmings Britain  Europe

Bacon and sausages are a traditional accompaniments (trimmings) to roast turkey at Christmas or Easter.  Often cocktail sauces are used and  the bacon is rolled separately and speared with a cocktail stick and both are roasted separately. However, this recipe combines the two and is sometimes known as "Pigs in Blankets".


Also great for parties with or without a suitable dip.



6 Chipolatas

6 rashers of Streaky Bacon




1. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas Mark 7.  Stretch bacon rashers with back of a knife and  cut  each rasher in half widthways.


2.  Twist each chipolatas in the centre 2 or 3 times to form two linked sausages then cut in half at the links so you have 12 smaller sausages.


3. Wrap a piece of bacon around each of the sausages then place them seam side down on a baking tray or you can spear with a wooden cocktail stick to hold the bacon in place, and roast near the bottom of the oven for 15-20 minutes.


Once assembled they can be covered with aluminium foil and chilled until required (1 day in advance).

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Serving Suggestions

Serve as an accompaniment to roast chicken or roast turkey.

Serve on wooden cocktail sticks at parties with or without a suitable dip


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Cocktail Sticks

Baking Tray



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