Chestnut~ bacon & thyme stuffing

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 teaspoon Sunflower oil
6 \N Rashers streaky bacon,
\N \N Chopped
2 ounces Butter
1 large Onion, peeled and finely
\N \N Chopped
12 ounces Fresh white breadcrumbs
\N \N Finely grated rind and juice
\N \N Of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons Fresh thyme leaves, stalks
\N \N Discarded or 1 tb dried
9 ounces Tinned chestnuts, finely
\N \N Chopped
2 mediums Eggs
8 ounces Premium pork sausage meat
\N \N Salt and black pepper

Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the bacon and cook for 3-4 minutes or until crisp. Drain and set aside. Melt the butter in the same pan, add the onion and cook until soft. Transfer onion and butter to a large bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add the bacon, breadcrumbs and remaining ingredients to the onion and mix well. Season. Use some of mixture to stuff the turkey. Roll remaining mixture into balls, drizzle with melted butter and bake for 20-25 minutes at 200'C (400'F).

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