Theo brings back his eye-popping foot-long 'pigs in blankets' to Kirkby

A Kirkby chip shop owner is bringing “back with a bang” his festive foot-long ‘pigs in blankets’ treat.

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 6:03 pm

Back by popular demand,The Jolly Fryer chippy on Low Moor Road, is relaunching the spectacular sausage from November 28 in the run up to Christmas.

Owner Theo Tsiolas, aged 38, took his inspiration for the banging banger from his brother Antoni, who owns Bestwood Fisheries near Nottingham.

Antoni had come up with the successful idea some years ago, and it proved a massive hit when Theo introduced it to Kirkby two years ago.

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The titanic treat includes rashers of smoky bacon wrapped around a foot long sausage deep fried in a coat of cripsy batter.

It is served in a giant, seven-inch Yorkshire pudding, with a choice of sauces or sides, including beans, curry sauce, mushy peas, mint sauce, or gravy – gravy being the most popular.

Theo said: “Last Christmas, and before, it was such a hit in Kirkby.

The countdown has begun to...Theo Tsiolas at The Jolly Fryer in Kirkby is bringing back the one foot pigs in blanket from November 28.

"People are in love with it because it is just a once in a year treat. They go mad for it, they have been asking me non-stop ‘when it is coming back?’

"Last year we served around 2,000 over four weeks, we hope to beat that record.”

Theo added: “The secret of its success is our secret recipe, it is all in the batter, but I can’t reveal that! But let everyone know, the countdown has started! The Nottinghamshire foot-long is back with a bang!”

Theo's festive foot-long 'pigs in blankets'

The massive meal is available from 11.30am on November 28 until Christmas Eve.

Theo took to Facebook on Tuesday to announce the massive meal's return.

He posted: "Breaking news my jollys!!!! Monster Foot-long pigs in blankets and six inch pigs are back this Sunday, November 28!!!

"The huge pig in blanket will be available in our gorgeous Yorkshire puddings from this Sunday and all through December my Jolly family!!!!!"

The 'pig' inside the coat of batter

There is also a chance to win two free pig meals by liking and sharing his post. See the Jolly Fryer Facebook page for updates on: https://www.facebook.com/JollyFryerKirkby

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