Ok, seriously these were so easy to make! You don’t understand! And I made them the long & more complicated way because I made my own sausage, to be honest it took me 2 minutes longer. The short cut here would have just been to buy any kind of sausage you prefer, de-case and roll in pre-bought puff pastry- DONE!
The way I made my own pork sausage (preferred route) was by starting with ground pork. An important fact would be to purchase a fatty cut for a more moist outcome. What I had already in my freezer was lean but I used it anyway.
At this point I put the meat and seasoning’s into the food processor and voilà! Sausage! At this point you can make your sausage anyway you like. I decided to go with the Italian seasoning’s, but I easily could have made it Hungarian, Indian, Moroccan, Spanish etc. just by incorporating other spices.
- Extremely flavourful however the meat was dryer than I would have liked. Again, this was because of the lean ground pork that I used.
- The pastry was perfectly flaky although it was store bought!
- Adding apple to the a simple mixed green salad worked perfectly with the pork and was very refreshing.
- I found this was a perfect light lunch or dinner option and would wow your guests.
GROCERY BILL VS. THE WALTON’S BILL
My bill wouldn’t be accurate as I only purchased the puff pastry that day and had used ground pork I already had in the freezer and seasoning in the pantry. The puff pastry was $3.65 for 2 sheets, I only used 1.
The meat would have cost, $4.99/1.5 lbs + $3.65 = $8.64
The Walton bill came to $8 + Wine = $18.21
The difference in making it yourself would save you $9.57 and it was so fun and easy.
- Ground Pork
- 1 Puff Pastry Sheet (Store bought)
- 1tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1tbsp Marjoram, Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary(dried)
- 1tbsp Paprika
- S&P (to taste)
- 1 Egg (beaten)
- Place ground meat and all seasoning's into the food processor and process until combined,
- Unfold pastry onto a flat work surface and place meat into a log shape horizontal to one edge of the pastry,
- Fold pastry completely over the meat making a 'roll' and cut access pastry with a knife.
- Lightly beat egg making an ' egg wash' and brush lightly over top of pastry roll.
- Cut into 1.5'" pieces and place on greased baking pan.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
- Plate and add and fresh green salad.