A Taste of Tradition
When it comes to Irish comfort food, few dishes can rival the hearty, flavorful and soul-warming experience of Irish sausage rolls. Easily enjoyed as a meal or as a snack, this classic Irish dish has traveled around the globe and is now found on tables from New England to New Zealand
At Tommy Moloney’s, our Irish Sausage Meat is made from pork and mixed with original seasoning from Ireland. We take pride in providing premium, authentic Irish meats to ex-pats and hibernophiles across the United States. But first, let’s step back in time and explore the cultural importance and rich history of the always delicious and mouth-watering Irish sausage roll.
What Makes Irish Sausage Rolls Special?
Irish sausage rolls are nothing short of a cultural icon in Ireland. They embody the heart and soul of the Irish people, making it more than just a meal. This dish has been cherished in Irish households for generations. Surprisingly, this baked dish so synonymous with the British Isles first dates back to the early 19th-century in France. They hopped across the Channel in the early 1800s and grew in popularity in London as a street food. It wasn’t long before Ireland caught on to the taste craze and made it their own.
For those with Irish heritage, a plate full of Irish sausages can evoke memories of family gatherings, holiday feasts or moments where one was on the go. Sausage rolls are widely popular and are served at pubs in Ireland and all over. This dish serves as a taste of home that goes beyond geographical boundaries.
An Iconic Flavor
You’ve heard us banging on about how great Irish sausage rolls taste, but what exactly do we mean by “authentic flavors”?
These delectable, handheld morsels consist of seasoned pork sausage meat wrapped in a flaky pastry shell. Once cooked, they offer a variety of comforting textures and flavors ranging from mild to subtly sweet. Sausage rolls also come in a variety of sizes from tiny nibbles to large rolls!
Our personal secret to the perfect sausage rolls lies in our commitment to using only the finest ingredients. We blend premium pork sausage meat with a traditional Irish seasoning, ensuring every bite is filled with savory, top-notch goodness. The buttery, golden pastry shell adds the perfect touch of flakiness and crunch, making each bite a culinary adventure.
At Tommy Moloney’s, our secret to the delectable taste of sausage rolls lies in our commitment to using only the finest of ingredients. We blend premium pork sausage meat with a traditional Irish seasoning, ensuring that every bite is filled with savory goodness. The buttery, golden pastry shells also add the perfect touch of flakiness and crunch, making each bite a culinary adventure.
Sausage Roll Fun Facts
Before we send you off to the kitchen, here are a few fun facts you can share with your fellow chefs while waiting for the oven to pre-heat!
There are numerous variations of Sausage Rolls around the world. In fact, in Australia, sausage rolls are also a popular snack but they’re often served with tomato sauce. This leads into an infamous sausage roll controversy. Not only are there are debates about the ideal meat-to-pastry ratio, but also about what dip to serve them with!
Did you also know that America observes a National Sausage Roll Day? That’s right, mark your calendars for June 5th.
Now, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and bring the taste of Ireland to your kitchen.
3 Puff pastry sheets
2 Eggs (beaten, one for the sausage filling, and the other for brushing pastry)
1 lb. of Tommy Moloney’s Irish Sausage Meat
1 sliced red onion
1/2 teaspoon of dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon of dried parsley
9. 1/2 teaspoon of dried sage
10. 1 minced garlic clove
11. 1 cup of breadcrumbs
12. Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Then, heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the onions to cook gently for about 25 minutes until golden brown. Spread it out on a plate to cool.
While the onions are cooking, make sure your spice mixture is finely ground. You may use a coffee grinder for that.
Take the Tommy Moloney’s sausage meat and put it in a mixing bowl with the onions and breadcrumbs. Mix this with your clean hands.
On a floured work surface, roll the pastry out into a big rectangle. Then, cut it lengthways into two even rectangles. Take the sausage mixture and form it into tube shapes and lay along the center of each rectangle.
Beat one egg and brush the pastry with it, then fold one side of the pastry over, wrapping the filling inside. Use a fork to press down the edges of the pastry and seal the join.
Cut the long rolls into the sizes you want and put them on a baking tray. Brush them with the rest of the egg wash and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until puffed, golden brown and cooked through.
Tip: Serve with a sauce of your choice!