If you still are thinking about sausage-based appetizers after last week’s cheesy sausage balls recipe, you are in luck! This week I have another bite-sized, sausage-centric treat.
This recipe requires only six ingredients and is really easy to make.
Let’s talk about those ingredients. I personally prefer hot sausage for its flavor. If you like sweet sausage better, it’s a fine substitute. Also, if you can’t find bulk sausage, buy links and remove it from the casings. For the bread crumbs, you need to use regular dried or panko. The dry element allows them to absorb moisture from the sausage when it cooks. Finally, you can use dairy or non-dairy milk, but you do not want to use vanilla-flavored.
I highly recommend mixing the filling by hand, so that the ingredients are well incorporated. That said, your hands are going to be messy afterward. Be sure to have hot water and soap ready!
For serving, I enjoyed these rolls as is. They are full of flavor. However, I know many people enjoy dipping. You could serve these with any one of the following: marinara, honey mustard, barbecue sauce, and maybe even pesto.
Another delicious snack recipe is at your disposal. Time to start building your weekend snack menu!
Michele Pesula Kuegler has been thinking about food her entire life. Since 2007 the New Hampshire native has been sharing these food thoughts and recipes at her blog, Think Tasty. Visit thinktasty.com to find more of her recipes.
Simple sausage rolls
½ pound bulk hot sausage
¼ cup finely diced yellow onion
½ cup dried bread crumbs
1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Mix sausage, egg, onion and bread crumbs, using hands to combine well.
On a floured surface, roll out puff pastry to a 12×10-inch rectangle.
Cut into three 12×3⅓-inch rectangles.
Divide filling into thirds; place in middle of pastry strips.
Close pastry, pressing seams together on side and ends.
With seam side down, cut each section into 8 pieces.
Place on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet.
Brush with milk.
Bake for 20 minutes or until sausage is cooked and pastry is golden brown.
Featured Photo: Simple Sausage Rolls. Photo courtesy of Michele Pesula Kuegler.