christmas sausages

Christmas Sausages with Our Chipolatas

christmas sausage EDMTo Prepare:

  1. Cut each strip of bacon in half and stretch them with a knife; run the back of a knife along the length of each strip of bacon to flatten and stretch them slightly – this stops them shrinking during cooking.
  2. Wrap one-half strip of bacon around each sausage (chipolatas), making sure that the seal is underneath the bacon/sausage roll. Skewer with a cocktail stick if necessary.
  3. Cover them with cling film or place them in a sealed container and store them in the refrigerator until ready to cook or place them in the freezer and defrost them in the refrigerator on Christmas Eve.
  4. To Cook:
  5. Place on a lightly greased oven tray and roast in a pre-heated oven, 200C/400F/Gas Mark 5, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked and crisp.
  6. Set to one side and keep warm until needed.
  7. These can be cooked ahead of time and reheated in the oven alongside the turkey or roast potatoes for about 5 minutes.
  8. Serve alongside the roast turkey – I always allow 2 per person.
  9. If you skewer them with a cocktail stick, they make great appetizers too! Serve with cranberry sauce as a dip.
  10. NOTE: If you can only get the normal size chipolata sausages, gently squeeze them in two or three places – see my photos – to make 3 or 4 smaller sausages from 1 longer one; 6 normal sized sausages will yield between 18 and 24 smaller sausages!


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