Foot-Long Battered Pigs In Blankets Are Here To Make Your Festive Dreams Come True
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We've been following the same old Christmas dinner formula for decades - turkey, roasties, Brussels sprouts, stuffing, pigs in blankets. You know the score.
It's no surprise that people have tried to shake things up over the years. We've had the Yorkshire pudding Xmas dinner wrap, the pre-packed Christmas dinner for two and the monstrous deep fried Christmas dinner.
In the same vein as the latter concept, a fish and chip shop has weighed in on the Xmas dinner mash-up trend by serving up battered pigs in blankets and they sound like an absolute dream.
Taking the roast dinner staple to a whole new level, Bestwood Fisheries in Nottingham are now selling foot-long sausages wrapped in three rashers of bacon and then deep fried with a crispy batter, and they plan on serving them throughout the Christmas period.
This isn't the first time the chippie has seen success with the deep-fried delicacies. Co-owner Antoni Tsiolas - who mans the fryers with cousin George Keliris - told the Sun: "A lot of people are excited about them again. They love them.
"The best thing is they were asking in July for them."
We're not surprised - they sound like the most awful and yet utterly delicious drunk snack available. And they're not even going to break the bank either. A six-inch pig costs £1.90 while a foot-long is £2.90, and with chips and a side it'll cost you £4 to £5.
Antoni added: "They're good for sharing. I couldn't even guess how many calories they have." Our guess is a lot. But let's face it, you're not exactly eating one of these beasts for the health factor.
Now all you have to do is figure out how to get to Nottingham in time to sample one. If that's too much effort (even for a foot-long battered pig in blanket) you could always have a try at making your own.
Heck, you could even serve them up with this year's Christmas dinner. Your gran will be confused and your uncle will probably scoff at his plate, but they'll sure make a solid replacement for those detestable Brussels sprouts. Am I right?