An Australian classic and a favourite with 2 year-olds through to 92 year-olds, at morning teas, afternoon teas, children's parties and as finger food at adult parties. This version of the recipe combines a few healthier ingredients - ground chicken and several vegetables - with the classic ingredients. From an October 2005 issue of the Australian magazine 'Fresh Living'.
- 400 g ground sausage
- 300 g ground chicken
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 medium carrot, grated
- 1 medium zucchini, grated
- 1 cup fresh breadcrumb
- 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 2 eggs
- 3 frozen puff pastry sheets, semi-thawed
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- tomato sauce, to serve
- Preheat the oven to 200°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper; mix both minces, onion, garlic, carrot, zucchini, breadcrumbs, parsley, nutmeg and seasoning together; beat 1 egg and add to the mince mixture; divide into 6 equal portions.
- Cut pastry sheets in half, roll a mince portion until 25cm long and place down the centre of each half pastry sheet; beat the remaining egg and brush the edges of the pastry with egg.
- Roll the pastry up to enclose the filling and cut each rolled pastry into 6 pieces. Place the sausage rolls on lightly greased baking trays, seam side down, brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds; bake for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 180°C, and cook for 10 minutes, until golden. Serve with tomato sauce.
These are pretty good as written! I pan fried a bit of the filling to check the seasoning before rolling in the pastry and found it was missing "something", so I added a bit of fresh grated parmesan cheese and a few splashes of worchestershire sauce. Perfect!
Loved these! Made a large batch with 1kg sausage meat, 1.5 onion, 1.5 carrots, 1 lg zucchini, 5 cloves of garlic, 1.75 cups breadcrumbs,1.5 eggs, 8 Tbsp parsley, extra seasonings and then I threw in a generous cup of grated cheese. Think i will add some Worcestershire sauce as suggested by andrea 185 next time to give them an extra lift. But still oh so yummy!!!
Great recipe! The kids loved it. I made an extra batch and stuck them in the freezer for after school snacks. thank you for the recipe!