We made it! Christmas is here! Merry Christmas, from my kitchen to yours. It’s been a year of intense, incredible flavours, and this nifty little snack combines just a few more incredible flavours! This is an easy recipe that you can whip up in under 30 minutes. A guaranteed crowd pleaser.
You’ve opened some presents and you’re probably feeling a little peckish. Time to snack! At our house, the oven yielded bite-sized buttery, flaky sausage puffs. The perfect mid-morning snack to satiate hunger.
This twist on pigs in blankets can be made with ground chicken, pork, or beef. (Amazing use for leftover taco meat!)
Below, you’ll find a picturized step-by-step of how to make the puffs!
Step 1: Mix together spices, breadcrumbs, 1 egg, and ground meat (I used chicken)
Step 2: Beat an egg and set aside
Step 3: Cook mince in a wok until crumbly
Step 4: Cut strips from puff pastry sheet
Step 5: Add cooked meat as shown below
Step 6: Pinch puff pastry together at the seams to seal
Step 7: “Log” should look like this
Step 8: Brush log with beaten egg using a pastry brush
Step 9: Cut into bite sized pieces
The best part about these is that they take less than 30 minutes, and turn out perfect every time you make them.
- 2 sheets of puff pastry cut into 6 strips
- 1 pound of ground meat (I used chicken)
- 1 tablespoon chili flakes
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger paste
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs (you can use panko!)
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon canola oil
- Thaw your butter puff pastry and roll out. Cut each sheet into 3 strips.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 425 degrees
- In a bowl, mix together all spices, garlic, ginger, breadcrumbs, and 1 egg until thoroughly combined
- In a separate bowl, beat another egg and set aside
- Heat oil in a wok and cook meat until done (about 8-10 minutes on medium-high heat) - should be crumbly like taco meat
- Let cool, and line cooked meat on butter puff pastry sheets and close seams (pictured above)
- Cute into bite sized pieces, brush liberally with beaten egg, and place on baking tray. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and puffed
- Serve with favourite sauces