Gluten Free Pigs in Blankets

Christmas dinner wouldn't be complete without these family favourites.


450g/1lb minced pork belly

½ medium onion, very finely diced

½ Granny Smith apple, peeled, quartered, cored and coarsely grated

2 tbsp of fine white breadcrumbs from Genius Gluten Free Bread

1 tbsp of finely chopped fresh thyme, sage and curly parsley

½ garlic clove, crushed

1½ tsp of salt and six grinds (1 level tsp) of freshly ground black pepper

14 slices streaky bacon

oil for frying


  • 30 mins prep, 10 mins cooking
  • Makes 28
  1. Using your hands mix all the sausage meat ingredients, apart from the oil, together in a bowl.

  2. With wet hands, shape the mixture into 28 even-sized baby sausages. Cover with cling film and chill until required.

  3. Gently stretch each rasher with the back of a knife, then cut into two.

  4. Wrap a piece of bacon around each sausage.

  5. Gently fry the sausages in hot oil, seam-side down, turning them frequently until the sausages are cooked through and golden brown all over. This should take about 10 minutes.

  6. Serve immediately or keep warm in a low oven until ready to serve.