Irish Sausage Rolls Recipe (Rolling in Flavor)

Irish Sausage Rolls Recipe (Rolling in Flavor)
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Mouthwatering Irish Sausage Rolls
Irish sausage is used to make Irish sausage rolls, which are then wrapped in a layer of golden-brown pastry dough. A delightful and entertaining meal for St. Patrick's Day!

It’s Anne Carter here, the gal who’s been hustling in restaurants for a good while. Today, I’ve got something special for you – my take on Irish Sausage Rolls. Now, mind you, I have been around the kitchen block, but this here recipe was a first-timer for me. There ain’t no shame in trying new things, right?

Golden, flaky pastry-hugging savory Irish sausages – a flavor combo that’ll make your taste buds do a little jig. I reckon it’s simple enough for a weeknight dinner but fancy enough to impress your folks on the weekend. So, grab your apron, and let’s dive into some down-home cooking. Follow along as I spill the beans on how to whip up these Irish Sausage Rolls that will have you coming back for seconds. Let’s get cooking, you all!  You can also try our Cornbread Muffins.

What Are Irish Sausage Rolls?

Well, it’s basically an Irish-style sausage snugly wrapped up in a cozy, buttery pastry blanket. Imagine the goodness of a pub-style treat – that’s what these rolls are all about. They’re a hit in Ireland, and not just for parties; you can whip them up for a quick grab-and-go breakfast or snack. And guess what? You don’t need to be a kitchen whiz to enjoy them – you can snag them at almost any bakery you stroll into. So, whether you’re hosting a shindig or just craving a tasty bite on the run, these Irish Sausage Rolls got you covered. Easy, delicious, and a real crowd-pleaser!

Overview: How To Make Irish Sausage Rolls?

Overview How To Make Irish Sausage Rolls


let’s dive into making these mouthwatering Irish Sausage Rolls! First things first, give your puff pastry some time to thaw out – just follow what the package says.

Now, for the spice magic! Grab your grinder and mix up thyme, marjoram, basil, rosemary, parsley, sage, salt, and pepper into powdery goodness. In a big bowl, throw together Panko breadcrumbs, your spice blend, grated garlic, and optional fennel seeds. Whisk it all up, making sure that garlic is making friends with every breadcrumb.

Here comes the star – ground pork (or turkey if you’re feeling light). Toss it into the spice-infused breadcrumbs, add a beaten egg, and give it a gentle massage until it gets a tad sticky. Now, let’s shape it up! Divide the mix into 6 parts, roll ’em into 10-inch sausages, and set them aside.

Preheat that oven to a toasty 400 degrees F. Grab your thawed pastry, roll it into neat 4×10-inch strips, and wrap each sausage with the pastry hug. Seal the deal with an egg wash, slice them up, and give a charming diagonal cut on top. Pop them in the oven for a good 20 minutes, then lower the heat to 350 degrees F until they’re golden brown and the sausages are cooked through (aim for 160 degrees F on the thermometer).

Let them cool a bit on a rack, and voila! You’ve got yourself some homemade Irish Sausage Rolls. Serve ’em up warm or chill – pair ’em with your favorite mustard for that extra kick. Easy, delicious, and perfect for any occasion!

Irish Sausage Rolls Recipe (Rolling in Flavor)

Mouthwatering Irish Sausage Rolls

Irish sausage is used to make Irish sausage rolls, which are then wrapped in a layer of golden-brown pastry dough. A delightful and entertaining meal for St. Patrick's Day!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Irish
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Anne Carter
Servings: 18

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Spatula
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ⅛ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper fresh cracked
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 pound ground pork or turkey sausage for a lighter option
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 puff pastry sheets thawed
  • mustard for serving, optional (spicy brown or Dijon is best)
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • Egg Wash 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water beaten

Instructions

  • First, let's thaw the puff pastry according to the package instructions.
  • Grab a coffee grinder or spice grinder. Put in thyme, marjoram, basil, rosemary, parsley, sage, salt, and pepper. Grind them until they turn into a fine powder.
  • In a big mixing bowl, mix breadcrumbs, the ground spices we just made, grated garlic, and fennel seeds (if you want). Use a whisk to mix it all up well. Make sure the garlic is spread out nicely.
  • Add the ground pork to the breadcrumb mix. Gently use your fingers to mix it together. Add the egg and keep mixing until it gets a bit sticky.
  • Now, divide the sausage mix into 6 equal parts. You can use a kitchen scale, or just guess. Roll each part with your hands, making sausage-shaped logs that are about 10 inches long and ¾ to 1 inch thick. Set these sausages aside.
  • Time to get the oven ready. Preheat it to 400 degrees F. Get a baking sheet and put parchment paper on it.
  • Open up the pastry sheet gently and put it on a surface with a little flour. Cut it into 3 strips at the folds. Use a rolling pin to make each strip 4×10 inches.
  • Put one of the sausage rolls at the top of a pastry strip. Roll the pastry around the meat, so it overlaps by about 1 inch. Brush the dough with egg wash and seal it around the meat. Cut the roll into 3 equal pieces.
  • Brush each with egg wash and cut three diagonal slits across the top. Put the sausage rolls, seam side down, on the baking sheet. Leave a bit of space between each roll. Do the same with the rest of the pork mix and puff pastry.
  • Into the preheated oven they go for 20 minutes. After that, lower the heat to 350 degrees F. Bake until they're golden brown and the sausage inside is fully cooked.
  • You can check with an instant-read thermometer – it should show 160 degrees F. This will take another 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Let them cool a bit on a wire rack before serving. You can enjoy them warm or cold with your favorite mustard. Easy and delicious!

Notes

  1. Mess-Free Tip: Make life easier – wear rubber gloves when mixing the sausage. It keeps things less messy, and I always have a box in the kitchen.
  2. Lighter Option: Want to go lighter? Swap out the pork for ground turkey. It works just as well in this recipe.
  3. Freezer Magic: Good news – these Irish Sausage Rolls freeze like champs! Pop them in the freezer, and when you need a quick snack, throw them in a toaster oven. Ready to eat in no time!

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 98mg | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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Time For The Tips!

  1. Upgrade with Homemade Puff Pastry: Elevate your rolls by using my Easy Homemade Puff Pastry. It’s worth the effort for that extra flakiness.
  2. Choose Loose Ground Sausage: Opt for loose ground sausage for the best texture. If you end up with sausage in casings, no worries—just cut and remove the casing.
  3. Get Creative with Fillings: While classic sausage rolls are delightful on their own, feel free to jazz them up! Add fresh chopped herbs, diced peppers, or greens for an extra burst of flavor.
  4. Time-Saving Option: Short on time? No problem! Grab store-bought puff pastry for a quick and easy alternative.
  5. Prepare in Advance: Plan ahead by assembling and freezing the rolls before baking. Defrost them in the refrigerator overnight, then brush with egg wash and bake when you’re ready. Perfect for stress-free entertaining.
  6. Enhance with Fresh Breadcrumbs: Take your rolls to the next level by using my Fresh Homemade Breadcrumbs. It adds a delightful touch to the texture.
  7. Adjust for Dried Breadcrumbs: If you’re using ‘dried’ breadcrumbs, keep in mind to reduce the amount. Use only 1/4 cup of dried breadcrumbs for the perfect balance in your recipe.

What to Serve with Irish Sausage Rolls?

What to Serve with Irish Sausage Rolls

Managing Leftover!

Storing Homemade Sausage Rolls: If you find yourself with extra cooked or uncooked Irish sausage rolls, keep them fresh by placing them in an air-tight container.

Refrigeration: Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days to maintain their freshness.

Freezing: For longer storage, freeze them for up to 3 months. Ensure the air-tight container is freezer-safe.

Reheating from the Freezer: When you’re ready to enjoy the frozen sausage rolls, defrost them in the refrigerator overnight.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I Make Sausage Rolls In Advance?

A: You can prepare these homemade sausage rolls ahead of time! If you intend to serve the rolls the same day, just prepare them as normal and store them in the fridge. Don’t wash your eggs until you’re ready to bake.

Q: Can I use dried breadcrumbs instead of fresh?

A: Yes, you can. Just reduce the amount to 1/4 cup to maintain the right balance in the recipe.

Q: How long can I store cooked sausage rolls?

A: Store cooked sausage rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 months.

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