With the NFL season starting this week I thought I would bring a touch of Aussie footy food to our Sunday of watching games. This is the first time I have tried to make my own sausage rolls from scratch and have pinched a friend’s recipe that I have always enjoyed eating.

In a large bowl combine 1 small onion and 1 small carrot, both finely grated, 4 gloves of crushed garlic, 3/4 cup of tasty cheddar cheese, 3 pinches of thyme and black pepper to your own taste. I made my own breadcrumbs in the food processor and added 3/4 cup to the mixture. In the food processor I placed 600 grams of ground pork and chopped it until it was super fine before adding it to the rest of the mixture. Finally add 1 beaten egg and mix everything together until completely combined.

Cut 2 sheets of puff pastry in half so that you get 4 long pieces. Dividing the mixture into four place it down the centre of each piece of puff pastry in a cylindrical sausage shape. Fold the sides of the pastry around the mixture and close using a little water so they form a roll. Place them on a greased baking tray and then glaze with a mixture of a beaten egg and a little milk.

Place in a preheated oven of 180 C and cook for around 30 minutes or until golden brown. I move the rolls around in the oven half way through to make sure they are cooking evenly throughout.

This will make 16 small or 8 large sausage rolls. Eat with a good tomato sauce (ketchup) or chutney and a cold beer!

With 16 more weeks of Sundays spent watching NFL I am sure there will be more Australian inspired football snacks ahead. Back to the game now!

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Comments
  1. judilyn says:

    Interesting filling. Might try as an empañada.

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