deep-fried pigs in blankets at Porky Pig

The food at Manchester’s Christmas Markets is something we look forward to every year. From giant brattys to halloumi fries and marshmallow sticks, it’s a time to indulge – and indulge we do.

Each year brings with it something new for us to get excited about. And this Christmas, it’s two indulgent twists on British classics: namely giant toad in the holes and deep-fried pigs in blankets.

Created by Eddie Osman, the chef behind Manchester’s famous Yorkshire pudding wrap, two battered, full-size sausages wrapped in streaky bacon will set you back just £4.50 with an accompanying of gravy, apple or spice apple sauce.

Porky Pig’s classic Yorkshire puddings, meanwhile, will reemerge supersized and filled with Cumberland sausage, mashed potato, fried onions and your choice of gravy. These will be available for the princely sum of £6.50.

Porky Pig is bringing deep-fried pigs in blankets to the Christmas Markets I Love Manchester

The popular stands will also be serving their signature Yorkshire pudding wraps – with filling choices ranging from a full English breakfast to a Sunday roast dinner or even Italian-style Calzones.

Porky Pig is already known to attract huge queues at the markets, but these new goodies are sure to draw a bigger crowd than ever. On-duty police, ambulance staff and firefighters, however, will still be able to claim their queue-jump and free wrap privileges.

The Christmas Markets return from Friday 8th November to Saturday 21st December. The stalls in Albert Square remain open for an extra day until Sunday 22nd December.

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