Aussie Sausage Rolls – A mixture of sausage, diced onions, and spices are rolled in puff pastry and baked to perfection. The perfect appetizer for any event!
I’ve been getting requests from every which way, especially from people at work. This week’s request was for a pastry with meat in it…? I’ve never made such a thing but it’s not that uncommon, actually: minced meat pie, pigs in a blanket, Jamaican meat patties, etc. So I asked him for suggestions and he recommend an Australian favorite: Aussie Sausage Rolls.
The recipe was really, really simple – only about three steps. They took less than an hour to make, start to finish. And they came out looking quite tasty, too.
I wasn’t so sure how these would taste but they weren’t bad! I’m not a huge sausage fan but there wasn’t denying the flavor that these little bites were packin’. The buttery, flaky pastry complimented the spicy sausage quite well.
In case you were wondering, they were very well received by all the men in the office, that’s for sure. I would recommend them as an hor d’oeuvre for any party, as it would satisfy any dinner party guest or tailgater.
Aussie Sausage Rolls
- 1 pound bulk pork sausage
- 1 medium white onion diced
- 2 teaspoons chives minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 package frozen puff pastry dough two sheets, thawed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two large baking sheets by lining with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the sausage, onion, chives, basil, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon paprika, salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Unfold one pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Roll each pastry sheet into an 11-in. x 10-1/2-in. rectangle. Cut widthwise into 3-1/2-in. strips. Spread 1/2 cup of sausage mixture down the center of each strip. Fold pastry over and press edges together to seal. Cut each roll into six pieces. Repeat with second sheet of dough.
- Place seam side down on a rack in prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with remaining paprika. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Makes about 3 dozen.