Chippy produces FOOT-LONG pigs in blankets
PUBLISHED: 06:30 29 November 2019 | UPDATED: 20:44 04 December 2019
A Fakenham chip shop has unveiled a foot long 'pig in blanket' just in time for Christmas.
If you asked people what their favourite part of Christmas is, a lot will say the food. And there are few more popular parts of the festive feast than pigs in blankets.
Sausages wrapped in streaky bacon make a tasty titbit to enhance Christmas dinner. But a new version of this old staple is far from a titbit - and we are not telling porkies.
for Drifters in Fakenham has produced a foot-long deep-fried version.
Made with a 6oz Irish pork sausage and two premium slices of streaky bacon, the jumbo pigs in blankets has become so popular that they sold out in one evening.
Andrew Felton, who owns the chippy on Oak Street, said that after posting the advert on their Facebook page last Tuesday afternoon, that evening they had sold out. They have since increased their supplies to prevent this happening again.
The pigs have been extremely popular, with Mr Felton saying one in every three orders were for the foot-long.
He said: "Everyone loves pigs in blankets. Sausage wrapped in bacon then deep fried in batter. What could be better?"
Mr Felton was initially undecided on what he should do this year for Christmas.
He said: "A couple of years ago I did battered Christmas pudding, but it was not on the main menu, just for a few regulars. So this year I was toying with the idea of doing small sausages for pigs in blankets. But why have a little one when you can have the jumbo and that added wow factor?"
Mr Felton said he did not know how many calories they had, adding: "It's not slimming world friendly, but it's Christmas, so who cares about the calories?"
The foot-long pigs in blankets are available until the chip shop closes on December 24 and cost £4.