can you believe how delicious these sausage rolls look?! i was asked to make something for a picnic themed recipe exchange tonight, and i thought of sausage rolls... i can't believe they are not made here in the US. so, i found a recipe and made some myself. usually things i cook don't turn out this well...
i am super overjoyed at the success of these. the hubby tried one, and he thought they were AMAZING! i'm glad when i make stuff he likes. :) these will definitely be cooked a lot more in my house. now i just need to make the puff pastry from scratch...
UPDATE: and now for the recipe -
- 1 lb ground sausage meat
- 2/3 cups breadcrumbs*
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground sage
- any other spices to taste
- 1 package frozen puff pastry
- 1 egg, beaten
*breadcrumbs should be somewhere between the size of croutons and the kind you buy to coat fried stuff... i usually put a few handfuls of the crouton breadcrumbs into a ziploc bag and crush them a little smaller, and sieve out the tiny breadcrumbs for something else...
- make sure you thaw the puff pastry ahead of time...
- preheat oven to 400F
- place the sausage meat into a large bowl and add the breadcrumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, sage, and any other spices you wish to try - go crazy! mix well.
- open puff pastry and unroll/unfold. normally it is folded into thirds, so just cut along the folds to yield three long pieces. form a sausage of meat down the middle of the pastry from one end to the other, about the diameter of a small sausage link. fold one side of the pastry on top of the sausage meat. brush a little of the beaten egg along the other side of the pastry and roll meat side over brushed egg to seal. (i should have taken pictures of these steps...)
- cut this long roll into three or four pieces. score the tops with two lines, brush with a little more beaten egg and place in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and shiny and delicious!
makes about 12 mini sausage rolls
you can experiment with the puff pastry too - these are mini sausage rolls, but you could try making the bigger fatter ones. Mmmm... just as yummy!
enjoy, and tell me what you think of these if you make them. :)