Christmas dinner is something that comes only once a year, so why not overload and make the most of it. When it comes to Christmas dinner, everyone has their own favourites and this year, we have taken the time to see what really is everyone’s favourite foods consumed on Christmas day. Christmas is the perfect time to gorge on your favourite Christmas foods such as your favourite festive biscuit selection, the roast potatoes, the sprouts, pigs in blankets or even a Yorkshire pudding, yeah that right, you heard correct. In this article, we will go through some of the UK’s most popular foods consumed on Christmas day.
- Roast Potatoes
Roast potatoes are of course at the top of our list of the most popular foods consumed at Christmas. Is this much of a surprise though really? This is a favourite for good reason, it can be eaten by all. Roast potatoes are a vegetarian side dish and are so easy to make. They really do make the perfect accompaniment to a festive dinner. There are so many ways in which you can cook these but here are some tips to make them extra crispy.
- Part boil the peeled potatoes.
- Drain in a colander and rough them up a little.
- Sprinkle flour over them and place them in a baking tray
- Drizzle oil and put in the oven at a high temperature.
- If you want to be naughty and make them extra crispy, goose fat is the way to go.
Carrots come in second as the most consumed food consumed at Christmas. The crunchy and colourful delights are a staple to a Christmas dinner as they bring a lot of colour to the plate. They can be purchased in almost any food shop and can have different variations. Some may want colourful carrots, some may want small whole carrots and some may even want to glaze them or drench them in orange juice. All these variants are great and make a fantastic side dish for a Christmas dinner.
We knew it would be here at some point, but it may surprise some people but not everyone looks forward to the turkey as much as the roast potatoes. This was obviously going to be one of the top five foods consumed at Christmas. There are some great places where you can pick up your turkey, but the best places are usually straight from the farm rather than a frozen turkey. This lasts all through Christmas so why not leave some for your boxing day sandwich with one of your favourite savoury sauces.
- Pigs In Blankets
Pigs in blankets are such a huge part of a Christmas dinner that even vegans are trying to imitate them. But let’s face it, you can’t beat the real thing at christmas. The issue with these little gems is you can’t just have one and you always end up eating a couple whilst waiting for everything to arrive.