Stuffing is one of the best, if not the best, part of Christmas lunch as far as I am concerned. I just LOVE stuffing, but I had never actually made my own. While shopping for the ingredients I was so tempted just to buy the ready-made stuffing balls in M&S but pride got the better of me and I stuck to making my own.
- 3x 400g packets Pork Sausages
- 2 medium White Onions
- 3 Celery Sticks
- 150g Pancetta Cubes
- 1 large Apple
- small bunch Sage leaves
- Handful parsley
- Pre-heat the oven at 180*C
- Finely chop the onions and celery and set aside
- Melt a small amount of butter in the frying pan. Fry the pancetta on a medium-high heat till the outside is brown and crispy for around 5-10 minutes. Lower the heat and add the onions. Add more butter if necessary and fry the onions till glassy. After 5 minutes add the celery and cook for about another 10 minutes till done.
- Place in a bowl and leave to cool. While this cools, chop the apple into small cubes, chop the parsley and sage and squeeze out the sausages.
- Combine all the ingredients - this works best with your hands and is quite fun so get into it!
- Roll into chestnut sized balls and place on a lined baking tray and in the oven.
- If you are using 2 baking trays, switch them after 20 minutes so that the top in now on the bottom shelf.
- Once brown and crispy on top remove from the oven.
- Either serve straight away or leave to cool and re-heat when needed.
- Baking in the oven for 30-40 minutes