Christmas Pork and Sage Stuffing

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.

Ingredients

  • 3x 400g packets Pork Sausages
  • 2 medium White Onions
  • 3 Celery Sticks
  • 150g Pancetta Cubes
  • 1 large Apple
  • small bunch Sage leaves
  • Handful parsley

Method

  • 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
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