DIY Turkey Twizzlers

If anyone else remembers school dinners from the 90s, these guys were top of the menu. Their star has waned a little since then and they've got a bit of bad PR, but they still have a place in our hearts. This DIY homemade turkey twizzler recipe is going to hit all those nostalgia buttons!

Done in 1 hour

Serves 4



What you'll need:

8plain turkey sausages

200gplain flour

6 large eggs

2 packetsgolden breadcrumbs

If you can make them yourself, then all claims of this infamous snack being highly processed can be dismissed. These are made simply with turkey sausage, flour, eggwash and breadcrumbs. They are almost guilt free! These homemade turkey twizzlers are going to take you on a trip down memory lane.


Heat a saucepan of water until boiling and cook the sausages until piping hot and cooked through. Allow to cool.

Skewer them on a thin wooden or metal skewer, then run a knife in a spiral down the sausage to create your twizzler shape.

Dip the twizzlers in the plain flour then shake off the excess. Then dip them in the eggs, followed by the breadcrumbs.

Heat your deep fat frier to 180°C, then fry the twizzlers until golden brown and crispy. Serve with potato smileys and/or oven fries, peas, and ketchup.

What do you think of the recipe?

Hugh Woodward

Hugh Woodward

Hugh's culinary life began aged 14 when he cooked spaghetti hoop burritos to impress girls. Since then his colourful career has taken him to performing in Skegness, making cheese in Peckham, running a wine bar on Columbia Road and reluctantly working in a (briefly) Michelin Starred restaurant. He likes fish, things cooked on charcoal, cheap dinners and London's rich cultural tapestry of food shops. When he's not cooking or eating he can be found mudlarking by the river Thames, buying bits in flea markets and hanging out with his cat Keith.

More recipes from Hugh Woodward...

saved! saved!