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Australian Pork Sausage Rolls

Sausage rolls are a classic Aussie snack. They're so easy to make in batches to freeze and cook when you're feeling lazy! Flavoured with garlic, rosemary and fennel, homemade pork sausage rolls are the perfect party food or lunch on the go.
Course Appetiser, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 Sausage Rolls
Calories 269kcal
Cost $10

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180˚C / 356˚F (fan-forced).
  • Pop your pork mince, breadcrumbs, fennel, rosemary and garlic. Mix everything together using your hands to combine and form into a ball.
    500 g pork mince, 1/4 tsp ground fennel, 1 tsp rosemary, 1 tsp garlic, 60 g breadcrumbs
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg and add the milk for your egg wash.
    1 egg, 1 tbsp milk
  • Place equal portions of the sausage mince across the middle of each section of puff pastry sheet (for best results, form the sausages 2cm wide x 2cm high). Fold the right hand side of the pastry over the mince, brush the top and open side with egg wash mixture then continue to roll up.
    2 puff pastry sheets
  • Transfer the sausage rolls to a baking sheet or tray lined with parchment paper. Partially slice each roll into 4-5 cm pieces (cut down around three quarters of the way, leaving the base of the pastry intact), then baste with more egg wash.
  • Bake for around 40 minutes or until meat is cooked and pastry is flaky and golden brown on top. Serve hot with tomato sauce / ketchup or your favourite sauce!
    tomato sauce / ketchup

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Notes

  • Pork Mince - Ground pork is the most popular base for sausage rolls, but we've also made sausage rolls with beef mince. You could use chicken, turkey, or lamb if you prefer. You can also buy pre-made sausage meat (pre-blended with breadcrumbs, herbs and spices) to make it even easier.
  • Puff Pastry Sheets - We use store-bought frozen puff pastry. Allow it to thaw on the bench while you're preparing the sausage meat so it becomes softer and easier to fold. If you're feeling extra adventurous, why not make your own puff pastry at home!
  • Breadcrumbs - Regular breadcrumbs, Japanese panko breadcrumbs and even flavoured stuffing mix work great. Keep an eye out for gluten free breadcrumbs if you need.
  • Herbs & Spices - It's fine to use dried herbs and spices, but you can also use fresh herbs from the garden if you have them. Feel free to substitute with your own combinations to suit your tastes.
  • Tomato Sauce - Aka ketchup. Perfect for cooling down your freshly baked sausage rolls so you don't burn your tongue when eating them too quickly! (Which is what we will aaaallllways do haha).
  • Fresh Mince Meat - This will always taste better than pre-made sausage mix. But if you need to save time, we'll never judge.
  • Use Your Hands - This is the best way to evenly mix the herbs, spices and breadcrumbs through the sausage meat. If you don't like touching the meat feel free to use kitchen gloves suitable for food handling.
  • Sausage Texture - Make sure the sausage meat is the right consistency. If it seems too 'wet' or it's sticking to your hands, add some extra breadcrumbs to soak up the excess liquid. This will stop the sausage rolls becoming soggy while cooking.
  • Don't Skip the Egg Wash - This is essential for that golden flaky pastry you've been dreaming of.
  • Slicing - Don't cut the sausage rolls all the way through - this helps them hold their shape while baking. It's easy enough to break them up once they're cooked!
  • Variations:
    • Add Veggies - Grated or finely chopped veggies such as potato, carrot, celery and onion taste great and add extra nutrients to your sausage rolls! Avoid juicy veggies like zucchini which can cause the pastry to become soggy while cooking.
    • Add Herbs - We recommend finely chopped fresh herbs like parsley, rosemary or thyme. Experiment to see which herbs you like best.
    • Amp Up The Flavour - Try adding chopped up cheddar cheese, feta or bacon.
    • Make them Spicy - Try a sprinkling of cayenne pepper or chilli flakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg