‘ Sausage Twizzlers are an awesome recipe to get the kids involved, or just to bring back a childhood favourite. These are a must for your next dinner.’
Guys! You gotta remember Turkey Twizzlers right!? Maybe not if you’re outside the UK, but literally these things, alongside potato smiley faces were my childhood. However since our good friend Jamie Oliver got rid of them it literally slipped my mind that they ever existed *crying face*. It was only the other day I saw a Facebook status about them and nearly died on the spot. I couldn’t get these bad boys out of my mind! I had to recreate these. I did a little research and it seems recipes for how to make turkey twizzlers are pretty scarce. So, it was time to get inventive.
Curveball – I actually decided not to use Turkey. Mainly because turkey sausages are pretty hard to find, but also because a classic Frankfurter is much easier to handle in this recipe. So what we’ve ended up with here is Homemade Sausage Twizzlers, inspired by the 90s classic Turkey Twizzlers. Look, are these the most nutritional things to make for dinner? Probably not. But they’re bloody good fun and a great way to jazz up your next hotdog dinner.
An awesome recipe to get the kids involved or just to bring back a childhood favourite for yourself. I was actually really impressed with how they turned out, thankfully they tasted delicious too. For some, ketchup is the devil. But for me I couldn’t think of anything better to pair these twizzlers with. Just me? Okay, go ahead and grab any dip you fancy. Hope you enjoy this one folks and let me know how you all get on. Catch you on the next post!
' Sausage Twizzlers are an awesome recipe to get the kids involved, or just to bring back a childhood favourite. These are a must for your next dinner.'
- 5 Primo Frankfurters or similar
- 4 tbsp Breadcrumbs
- 3 tbsp Flour
- 2 Eggs beaten
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- Oil for frying sunflower/vegetable oil, approx 500ml+ depending on pan size
- 5 Skewers
- Favourite dipping sauce
Begin by setting up your bowls. First in line your flour, then your egg and finally a mixture of your breadcrumbs, paprika, onion & garlic powder and seasoning. Place all 3 to one side.
Pop your sausages in boiling water for around 5 minutes just to soften the meat and wilt the skin. When cool enough to handle, peel away the skin and prick the skewers straight through the middle, from one tip to the other.
Grab your knife and starting from one tip, diagonally slice at a 90 degree angle all the way down without lifting the knife, creating a twist. Keep a steady hand and don't cross over any slices, it all needs to be connecting.
Gently remove the skewers and dip the sausage firstly in flour, then the egg and finally the breadcrumb mixture, making sure all the surfaces between the twists are fully covered.
Fill a suitably sized pan around 1 inch thick with oil and fry the sausages for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown, turning a few times to ensure an even coverage. Photo below for guidance.
a) Regular sausage can be used, just boil for longer to ensure they are safely cooked throughout (around 10-15mins depending on size)
b) If you have long skewers, spread the sausage out and keep it on the skewer when you deep fry. This will help the spirals not stick together.
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Cheers guys, this has been ‘Homemade Sausage Twizzlers ’ Comment, share, do whatever you fancy but for crying out loud don’t go bacon my heart. See you next time 🙂