200g frozen peas
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
12 cherry tomatoes
a few leaves of fresh mint
150 g breadcrumbs (use a low carb bread)
12 rashers of streaky bacon
Sauté the onions in oil until soft.
Add the tomatoes and stir for 2 minutes, then repeat with the peas for a further 2 minutes.
Season to taste, take off the heat and mix in a blender.
Drop in the mint leaves and fold in the breadcrumbs.
Form the pea mixture into 12 sausage shapes and wrap each one in bacon.
Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Can be served with an Easter dinner or as a snack, side or with a mixed salad.
Sausages wrapped in bacon ... is a great favourite of ours and so simple to prepare and cook that sausages cooked this way often appear in our house as a breakfast, lunch, or supper time snack. Perfect too for family gatherings and parties, the grandchildren love them.
The recipe below is what I call 'The Professional - sausages wrapped in bacon' and it comes courtesy of Nick Nairn at BBC food recipes. I think my way tastes as good and works perfectly for an extra quick prepare and bake … but whichever method you use (in fact you may already have your own) if you follow a LCHF lifestyle then make sure you start with a low carb sausage i.e. always check the carb content on the label, one that has about 97% meat content.
Serves 1 - 2
5 rashers of streaky bacon
5 chipolata sausages
1 tbsp oil
Preparation and method
1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
2. Lay the bacon out on a chopping board. Place one sausage at the end of each rasher of bacon and roll the sausage up in the bacon.
3.Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan, add the bacon-wrapped sausages and fry for a few minutes until lightly browned all over.
4.Transfer to the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden-brown and completely cooked through. To serve, place the sausages into a serving bowl with cocktail stick.
Original idea is here
Jan’s Way is:
1. As Above
2. As above - but also once sausage is wrapped, cut each sausage in half or third in order to make bite sized.
3. Place on very lightly oiled/greased ovenproof plate/dish (important that it has upturned edge) and transfer to oven for 20 - 25 minutes turning half way through cooking. Make sure the sausage wraps are cooked through before allowing to cool slightly and serve ….. delicious.
A variety of recipe ideas are in this blog, and not all may be suitable for you, if you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.
All the best Jan