Jamie Oliver’s Pigs in Blankets

If you want to create some ‘pukka’ Pigs in Blankets then this Jamie Oliver recipe is the one for you. Use this method to ensure you get super-sticky, shiny, caramelised pigs in blankets for your Christmas feast. Delicious!


  • 12 rashers of higher-welfare smoked streaky bacon 
  • a few sprigs of fresh woody herbs, such as sage, thyme, rosemary 
  • 12 higher-welfare chipolata sausages 
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1-2 teaspoons runny honey


In Advance

  1. Working one at a time, lay the bacon out on a board and run the sharp side of your knife along the length of the rasher to stretch it out – this will make it even crispier. 
  2. Dot with a few herb leaves, then place a sausage at one end and roll the bacon around it until it’s totally wrapped up. Place in a roasting tray and repeat till they’re all done.

On the Day

  1. Cook in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F/gas 4 for 30 minutes, or until golden, gnarly and cooked through. 
  2. Using a fish slice, scrape the pigs in blankets from the bottom of the tray, leaving them in there, then add the Worcestershire sauce and give it a good shake, scraping all that sticky goodness from the bottom of the tray. 
  3. Drizzle in the honey, then place on a medium heat on the hob and bring to the boil until caramelised, shaking continuously to coat. Serve immediately.

Source: jamieoliver.com

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