July 19, 2008

Sausage rolls

It's party time!
As a kid in Australia, a birthday party wasn't a party if you didn't have a sausage roll or two. At home (OZ), you can buy them in the store, get a cafe to make them for you or make them yourself. I prefer to make them and add my own favorite ingredients. I have served these at every party Max and Alex have had in the States and I have to say they  appeal to the American palette. If you'd like to give them a go-
 Buy a packet of puff pastry sheets, one pound of ground pork, bunch of parsley, an egg, sweet chili sauce, an onion, carrot and sesame seeds (optional).
While you are thawing out the pastry, pop your pound of pork in a large bowl, chop up half a bunch of parsley, roughly, chop half a small onion about the same size as grated carrot- yes go ahead and grate one carrot. Crack in the egg and add about 1-2 tablespoons of sweet chili sauce. The sauce compliments the pork and the heat of the sauce is no threat to kids with adventurous taste buds. Mix it all until well combined. Separate mix into 4 equal parts, roll out one sheet of pastry and line 1 quarter of the mix along the edge of the pastry in a long roll. Roll into a pillow shape. Once you have done this, put in the fridge and continue this process with remaining pastry and meat (you will get two rolls out of one pastry sheet).
When all rolls are ready, brush the top with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds- if using. Heat oven to 400, cut sausages in half for big ones or in five for bite size. Place on an oven tray and bake for 20 minute or until golden on top. Cool and then eat with more chili sauce, ketchup or just as it. They freeze really well and are great to have on hand.


vanilla.rocks said...

yummy! i actually admire chefs. they're great and have lots of ideas about food. and it was my frustration. yeah. like your blog!:D hope we could be friends. thanks!

Roisin said...

Those sausage rolls tasted as delicious as they look. I know I ate at least six! Move over kids and let the grown-ups at 'em!!

Maeve said...

I can't tell you how happy I am that you posted a recipe for sausage rolls. I tried it over the weekend and it is the perfect mix of ingredients with the pork. And, it leaves quite an impression when you serve homemade sausage rolls!
Thanks for sharing.